Cycling weekly recently gave this shoe 9/10, praising the wider, more relaxed fit of the heel cup over the S-Works version and the slighyl wider upper.
Bikeradar gave the shoes 4.5/5, commenting on the comfort provided by the wider fit compared to the S-Works road shoes making these a great shoe for those with wider feet. They summed the Torch 3.0 up as a competition-lelevl shoe which was tough enough for daily use.
Fast, powerful and comfortable, the 2018 Torch 3.0 is a great road shoe option built with Specialized's renowned carbon fibre and a mix of materials to provide you with out of the box fit and speed. The Torch road shoes use Boa® S2-SV Snap dials that help to specifically fit the shoe to each and every foot shape.
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.
FACT™ carbon composite sole and torsion box construction is directionally rigid for outstanding power transfer: Stiffness Index 8.5.
Dual Boa® S2-SV Snap dial closure for on-the-fly micro-adjustment, backed by the Boa® Lifetime Guarantee.
Mesh, TPU, and synthetic layer upper are placed in specific zones for comfort and lock-down and are thermobonded for a superior fit.
Standard Fit for support and all-day comfort.
Three-bolt cleat pattern fits all major road pedals.
Approximate weight: 248g (1/2 pair, Size 42)