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All New Specialized Torch 2.0 & 3.0 Road Shoes Offer Comfortable Performance

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Just like the new Propero 4 borrows from higher-end helmets, the newest Specialized road shoes are the products of S-Works trickle-down. Drawing from the S-Works Torche shoes, the new Torch 2.0 and 3.0 offer a lot for the money – while managing to be quite comfortable as well.

Torch 3.0

Thanks to a unidirectional carbon sole and Dual BOA Li2 dials, the new Torch 3.0 is built for performance. The seamless upper is made from mesh and TPS with “zonal reinforcement to maximize lockdown and comfort.” To put it simply, the upper is designed so it won’t stretch when you’re pulling against the pedals with all your watts.

Due to the second BOA dial, the Torch 3.0 is actually slightly heavier than the 2.0, and checks in at 288g for a 42 shoe. I’ve tested a few Specialized road shoes over the years, and in terms of comfort, the Torch 3.0 is my favorite yet. There’s no pressure on the top of the instep, and between the internal heel counter and BOA dial layout, the fit is secure without having to be overly-snug. Sizing seems to run true, with them perhaps running a tad long in the toe.

Specialized Torch 3.0 pink
These wild Purple Orchid/Limestone Torch 3.0s were included in the press kit, but aren’t currently on the Specialized site.

Priced at $250, the Torch 3.0 shoes are currently available in black or white, and in sizes 36-49, with half sizes from 38.5 to 46.5.

  • Body Geometry sole construction and footbeds are ergonomically designed and scientifically tested to boost power, increase efficiency, and reduce the chance of injury by optimizing hip, knee, and foot alignment.
  • Unidirectional Carbon sole engineered to be stiff, yet light with a large rubber heel and toe for off-the-bike traction.
  • Dual BOA Li2 dials for dual direction micro adjustments and pop release
  • Seamless upper constructed from mesh, TPU and with zonal reinforcement to maximise lockdown and comfort
  • Internal heel counter provides a supportive and secure heel fit
  • Three-bolt cleat pattern fits all major road pedals.
  • Approximate weight: 288g (1/2 pair, Size 42)

Torch 2.0

Take the 3.0 and remove one of the BOA dials and change some materials, and you get the new Torch 2.0. This shoe gets a single-layer synthetic seamless upper with a woven carbon sole. Also, instead of the traditional BOA lace on the 3.0, the 2.0 gets an Li2 dial with Dyneema soft lace cables with soft woven guides. Because of that, it’s the lighter shoe with a claimed weight of 268g.

Also available in black or white, the Torch 2.0 shoes sell for $180 in sizes 36-49, with half sizes from 38.5 to 46.5.

  • Body Geometry sole construction and footbeds are ergonomically designed and scientifically tested to boost power, increase efficiency, and reduce chance of injury by optimizing hip, knee, and foot alignment.
  • Woven Carbon sole engineered to be stiff, yet light with a large rubber heel and toe for off-the-bike traction.
  • BOA Li2 dial for dual direction micro adjustments and pop release, forefoot strap for fine-tuning fit
  • Seamless Synthetic upper for a supple fit. All-over laser perforation added breathability
  • Internal heel counter provides a supportive and secure heel fit
  • Three-bolt cleat pattern fits all major road pedals.
  • Approximate weight: 268g (1/2 pair, Size 42)

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Balderdash
Balderdash
2 months ago

If these had been released earlier, I’d have bought them instead of the S-Works Torch. It’s pretty crazy to me that Specialized is using better BOA dials on their second tier shoes.

Juan
Juan
1 month ago

I have the S-Works Torch Wide fit, and they are the most comfortable road shoes I’ve ever worn, I purchased three pairs. . I just wish Specialized would make them in some of the jazzy color ways you folks with regular width feet get to enjoy…

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