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Torch 3.0 Cycling Shoe

3.8 out of 5 stars
5 Reviews

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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 and increased efficiency. 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
  • Runs small, so we recommend sizing up for ideal fit
  • Item #SCQ000P
Upper Material
mesh, TPU [rear] synthetic leather
Boa S2-SV Snap Fit System
Body Geometry
FACT carbon composite
Cleat Compatibility
3-bolt cleat
Claimed Weight
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

Overall Rating

4 based on 5 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 1 reviews
2 Stars - 0 reviews
3 Stars - 1 reviews
4 Stars - 0 reviews
5 Stars - 3 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

March 6, 2024

Just the right amount of stiff and light

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:

Bought these on an incredible deal and I am beyond satisfied. Very stiff and extremely light they are incredibly comfortable even for my foot that likes a lot of room in the toe box. Power transfer feels great with Shimano SPD SL cleats on Shimano Ultegra pedals. The venting and grey color keep my feet cool, but in these 40 degree late winter days they aren’t cold when paired with wool socks. Sizing (44.5) was spot on compared to my size 10 altra running shoes.

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5 out of 5 stars

June 26, 2021

So far very good

I've used it several times
Size Bought:

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.

Elk M
1 out of 5 stars

December 17, 2020

Runs small and awful Boa straps

I returned this product before using it
Size Bought:
6' 1"

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.

Tucker C
3 out of 5 stars

November 18, 2020

Not for clydesdale hooves

Size Bought:

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.

Butch B
5 out of 5 stars

September 11, 2020

Best cycling shoes I have owned

I've put it through the wringer

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.

Robert G