S-Works Ares

ONE SECOND MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE

Finish line, town line, throw down, any time. We designed the S-Works Ares to be the most efficient and powerful performance shoe ever made. Decades of Body Geometry development met obsessive innovation working with the best athletes in the world to reimagine the race shoe. It’s 1% faster than any shoe we’ve ever made, and at the finish line, that’s all that matters.

S-Works Ares

ONE SECOND MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE

Finish line, town line, throw down, any time. We designed the S-Works Ares to be the most efficient and powerful performance shoe ever made. Decades of Body Geometry development met obsessive innovation working with the best athletes in the world to reimagine the race shoe. It’s 1% faster than any shoe we’ve ever made, and at the finish line, that’s all that matters.

Lock in & Power Up

CLOSURE REINVENTED

Searching for the ultimate balance between unprecedented power transfer and all-day comfort resulted in an entirely new, patent-pending closure architecture. By triangulating retention across the midfoot and spreading pressure out over a larger surface area, the S-Works Ares essentially eliminates foot roll within the shoe. Lock in and power up for more speed.  

Lock in & Power Up

CLOSURE REINVENTED

Searching for the ultimate balance between unprecedented power transfer and all-day comfort resulted in an entirely new, patent-pending closure architecture. By triangulating retention across the midfoot and spreading pressure out over a larger surface area, the S-Works Ares essentially eliminates foot roll within the shoe. Lock in and power up for more speed.  

BODY GEOMETRY

Body Geometry shoes win more world tour races than any other shoe on the planet. A key technology that helps create this performance is our Varus Wedge, a patented 1.5mm outward tilt to the outsole that stabilizes the forefoot and helps align the ankle, the knee, and hip. to deliver more power, fewer injuries, and more comfort. The result? At 200 watts over 10km effort you’ll be 14 seconds faster. In a sport where very second matters, that’s a whole lot of seconds to get ahead.

BODY GEOMETRY

Body Geometry shoes win more world tour races than any other shoe on the planet. A key technology that helps create this performance is our Varus Wedge, a patented 1.5mm outward tilt to the outsole that stabilizes the forefoot and helps align the ankle, the knee, and hip. to deliver more power, fewer injuries, and more comfort. The result? At 200 watts over 10km effort you’ll be 14 seconds faster. In a sport where very second matters, that’s a whole lot of seconds to get ahead.

HIGH VELOCITY COMFORT

No pain no gain is bullshit. Combining our new closure system with a Dyneema®-reinforced tongueless sock, we reduced pressure on tendons for supreme comfort, so when the moment comes–an attack in the hills, a long solo move, or a full gas sprint for the line–you'll simply be 1% faster, because explosive speed should only be uncomfortable for the rest of the pack.

HIGH VELOCITY COMFORT

No pain no gain is bullshit. Combining our new closure system with a Dyneema®-reinforced tongueless sock, we reduced pressure on tendons for supreme comfort, so when the moment comes–an attack in the hills, a long solo move, or a full gas sprint for the line–you'll simply be 1% faster, because explosive speed should only be uncomfortable for the rest of the pack.

‘’When I slip my feet into the Ares, it’s like putting on slippers next to the fire.’’

Julian Alaphilippe, Deceuninck – Quick-Step

‘’WHEN I SLIP MY FEET INTO THE ARES, IT'S LIKE PUTTING ON SLIPPERS NEXT TO THE FIRE.’’

Julian Alaphilippe, Deceuninck – Quick-Step

1% FASTER.
VALIDATED BY SCIENCE

Our peak power ride study validated the S-Works Ares increased power delivery and our pressure mapping studies verify a 20% increase in contact surface compared to traditional closure systems. All of this adds up to a shoe 1% faster than anything we’ve ever made, validated by science. Over a 300meter sprint, that’s the difference between a photo finish and winning by a bike length.

1% FASTER.
VALIDATED BY SCIENCE

Our peak power ride study validated the S-Works Ares increased power delivery and our pressure mapping studies verify a 20% increase in contact surface compared to traditional closure systems. All of this adds up to a shoe 1% faster than anything we’ve ever made, validated by science. Over a 300meter sprint, that’s the difference between a photo finish and winning by a bike length.

CLOSURE PRESSURE MAPPING

These are pressure mapping images of the same rider, at the same power, in a shoe with a traditional dual closure versus our new patent-pending S-Works Ares closure architecture and demonstrate the S-Works Ares 20% increase in contact surface.

CLOSURE PRESSURE MAPPING

These are pressure mapping images of the same rider, at the same power, in a shoe with a traditional dual closure versus our new patent-pending S-Works Ares closure architecture and demonstrate the S-Works Ares 20% increase in contact surface.

‘’AT THE TOUR THIS YEAR, I WAS WORRIED ONE OF THE OTHER SPRINTERS WAS GOING TO HAVE THE S-WORKS ARES SHOES BEFORE ME, I KNOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.’’

Sam Bennett, Deceuninck – Quick-Step

‘’AT THE TOUR THIS YEAR, I WAS WORRIED ONE OF THE OTHER SPRINTERS WAS GOING TO HAVE THE S-WORKS ARES SHOES BEFORE ME, I KNOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.’’

Sam Bennett, Deceuninck – Quick-Step

WORLD'S FASTEST OUTSOLE

STIFFER, LIGHTER AND LOCKED

The S-Works Ares features our World Championship-winning FACT Powerline™ carbon outsole with a stiffness index of 15.0. What happens when you combine the lightest and stiffest outsole in the world with the new S-Works Ares patent-pending closure system? Every ounce of energy becomes pure acceleration.

WORLD'S FASTEST OUTSOLE

STIFFER, LIGHTER AND LOCKED

The S-Works Ares features our World Championship-winning FACT Powerline™ carbon outsole with a stiffness index of 15.0. What happens when you combine the lightest and stiffest outsole in the world with the new S-Works Ares patent-pending closure system? Every ounce of energy becomes pure acceleration.

SAM BENNET & THE SPECIALIZED TEAM

A LOVE STORY...
ABOUT SPEED

For almost 50 years, Specialized has been solving problems for the best riders in the world. To crack the S-Works Ares code of locking in support without sacrificing comfort, our footwear team worked in close collaboration with one of the fastest in the peloton–Tour de France green jersey winner Sam Bennett.

SAM BENNET & THE SPECIALIZED TEAM

A LOVE STORY...
ABOUT SPEED

For almost 50 years, Specialized has been solving problems for the best riders in the world. To crack the S-Works Ares code of locking in support without sacrificing comfort, our footwear team worked in close collaboration with one of the fastest in the peloton–Tour de France green jersey winner Sam Bennett.

‘’INNOVATION COMES FROM ASKING DIFFERENT QUESTIONS.’’

Rob Cook, Design Director for S-Works Ares

‘’INNOVATION COMES FROM ASKING DIFFERENT QUESTIONS.’’

Rob Cook, Design Director for S-Works Ares

FAST FAMILY

S-WORKS SHOES

Like S-Works 7, S-Works Vent, and the S-Works EXOS, the S-Works Ares is built on the foundation of Body Geometry. The power and comfort of the S-Works Ares isn’t an accident, it's science. Welcome to the family.

FAST FAMILY

S-WORKS SHOES

Like S-Works 7, S-Works Vent, and the S-Works EXOS, the S-Works Ares is built on the foundation of Body Geometry. The power and comfort of the S-Works Ares isn’t an accident, it's science. Welcome to the family.

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