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SpecializedTorch 3.0 Cycling Shoe

$225.00

Item # SCQ000P

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Item # SCQ000P
Description

Why We Like The Torch 3.0 Cycling Shoe

Compared to all other Torch shoes from Specialized, the Torch 3.0 Road Shoe is the stiffest, most innovative in the bunch. Suitable for intermediate- to advanced-cycling, the Torch 3.0 utilizes a carbon sole that's constructed for directional rigidity and outstanding power transfer. It also features a scientifically-tested Body Geometry design that provides proper hip-to-foot alignment for a boost in power, increased efficiency, and reduced chance of injury. Specialized bonded the mesh upper to tough TPU for seamless ventilation, and the rear heal is all synthetic leather for a snugger fit than previous iterations of the Torch. The Torch 3.0's also updated with dual Boa dials for a quicker fit.
  • Premier Torch road shoe from Specialized for cycling
  • Body Geometry aligns hip, knee, and foot for a boost in power
  • Carbon sole in a torsion box construction for stiff rigidity
  • Body Geometry aligns hip, knee, and foot for a boost of power
  • Dual Boa dials provide on-the-fly micro-adjustments
  • Mesh upper bonded to tough TPU and synthetic leather for smoothness
  • 3-bolt cleat compatibility

Tech Specs
Upper Materialmesh, TPU [rear] synthetic leather
ClosureBoa S2-SV Snap Fit System
FootbedBody Geometry
SoleFACT carbon composite
Cleat Compatibility3-bolt cleat
Manufacturer Warranty2 years
Size

Specialized

Cycling Footwear
EUUS MENUS WOMENUKCM
35 3.5 5 2.5 22.5
36 4.25 5.75 3.25 23
37 5 6.5 4 23.5
38 5.75 7.25 4.75 24.5
38.5 6 7.5 5 24.75
39 6.5 8 5.5 25
39.5 7.25 8.5 6.25 25.25
40 7.5 9 6.5 25.5
40.5 7.75 9.25 6.75 25.75
41 8 9.5 7 26
41.5 8.5 10 7.5 26.5
42 9 10.5 8 27
42.5 9.3 10.75 8.3 27.3
43 9.6 11 8.6 27.5
43.5 10.25 11.5 9.25 27.9
44 10.6 12 9.6 28.3
44.5 11   10 28.6
45 11.5   10.5 29
45.5 11.75   10.75 29.3
46 12.25   11.25 29.5
46.5 12.6   11.6 29.9
47 13   12 30.2
48 13.75   12.75 30.9
49 14.5   13.5 31.6
50 15.5   14.5 32.3

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>Rating: 5

So far very good

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
45.5

Needing to upgrade from my years old Specialized shoe (size 46) - after trying several brands, some at a higher price point, I reverted back to Specialized and these are great. I'm still < 100 miles in but barring these not holding up well - there's no reason to think they won't last me a long time. I normally wear a size 12 and assumed 46 would fit again - but I had to size down to 45.5. The main reason for the review is to mention that the BOA strap concerns are silly. Those are the major reason I was on the fence. And come to find out they go on and off as quickly as any other shoe I tried on. And being able to adjust these on the fly is a breeze. I don't have a super wide foot and these are certainly on the narrow side. But I don't give them a second thought when riding. Snug, secure fit. My only negative is that the white wasn't available in my size as that was the one I returned and it was really sharp. The all black is ok it's just bland looking. But I am very happy with this shoe and it's the much needed upgrade I was looking for.

>Rating: 5

Very good shoe

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
42.5
Height
5` 5"
Weight
170 lbs

I have been trying to find a shoe that does not cause pain and is under $200.00, well this one did come in a little over but just a little, but was well worth it, for those that complain about not having a quick release for the boa, I mean the difference is like what 10 seconds. For me the fit and comfort are tops and this checks both boxes for me, For me after trying Fizik, Giro, LG, Pearl Izumi and Shimano, these are by far the best fit and comfort I have had.

>Rating: 3

Good average shoes, but pricey for it.

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
45.5
Height
6` 0"
Weight
170 lbs

Good looking shoes, very comfortable with roomy toe box, my issue is with the materials, the front end material is not smooth and it can get dirty easily. I got the white ones and its very hard to clean, most times when it gets dirty, the stains wont come off at all. The BOA system is not automatic when released, the cord needs to be unloose manually as well. I feel that the construction is not good enough for $225, i would recommend the shimano RC7 instead.

Good
>Rating: 1

Very Small and Narrow

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small

I have put 1000s of miles on 2 pairs of Specialized tri shoes without any issues. These shoes ran small and were very narrow. I had them on my feet for about 5 minutes and could feel where I was going to get hot spots. Very disappointing.

>Rating: 1

Runs small and awful Boa straps

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
47
Height
6` 1"
Weight
190 lbs

The first thing I noticed was the Boa wires need to be unhooked to get the shoe on. The wire unspools from one side of the dial only. The dial does not quick release. This is inferior in every way to the Boa dials I've seen on cheaper/same price shoes. I ride with people who rush to leave every gas station we stop at on 125-250 mile rides. I would definitely be the uncool kid if I slow down the K-hounds trying to get my shoes on. The tongue on the shoe also tended to flop out of place every time I took them off or put them on. Horribly tedious things these shoes. There was also a hot point near the toe box for me. Too narrow up there, would have been very painful on 10-20 hour rides. I tried it on on carpet, but sent it back. Hopefully I get my full refund. The Boa dials are different than the ones pictured on the black shoe.

I agree, the boa does not unwind automatically like the Shimano RC7 which costs the same. i feel the materials are not up to the $225 price. I feel these shoes should be like in the $150 range. I got the white ones and its VERY hard to clean compared to my shimano's RC7.

What an elitist list of complaints you have. "I ride with people who won't wait for me to put my shoes on". Sounds like you need to find better friends. I can understand legitimate concerns that might affect people like a small toebox, but the minor inconvenience of having to turn a dial a few times while your riding buddies complain that you're taking too long is a you problem, not a shoe problem.

>Rating: 3

Not for clydesdale hooves

Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
47

These are made for dainty feet and cannot accommodate my clydesdale hooves - even in 47, they are way too narrow in the toe box and caused serious pain just getting into them! Bummer as I was really excited to replace my 15 yr old Specialized shoes that have served me well but have finally died.

>Rating: 5

Best cycling shoes I have owned

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size

Have had these for two seasons. I am not sure what the other review is talking about as I have had nothing but success with these shoes. Great fit, ample room in toe box (Sidis were causing massive foot pain). No quick release but I have never had an issue taking off.

>Rating: 3

Great fit, comfortable, but...

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
43
Height
5` 7"
Weight
185 lbs

The tightening mechanism is impossible to loosen, and they are not quick release. Most of the winding & tightening mechanisms on new shoes allow a quick release to unlock the shoe and allow easy exit of your feet. This does not! The mechanism must be re-wound by forcing it in the opposing direction from tightening. One shoe is ok, but the right shoe ... i need stronger hands to take it off.