The new Specialized Torch 2.0 Road shoes are all about comfort – well, comfort and performance that is.
Due to the materials, road shoes often feel stiff and uncomfortable so Specialized decided to address this annoyance head-on, though, to do so they've implemented a 100% mesh and TPU construction on the Torch 2.0 that allows for more wiggle room in the toe box and a less constrictive, sock-like feel.
The upper is then paired with their medium-stiffness FACT carbon sole and a rubber heel and toe that provide the perfect degree of off-the-bike traction.
For the closure, they've added a single lightweight Boa® IP1 dial that features tool-free snap replacement capability, while also providing simple, on-the-fly micro-adjustments.
Approximate Weight: 470g (Size 42)
Following a cycling tour around Europe in 1974, Mike Sinyard returned to the U.S. to found a company to use the components he acquired whilst in Europe, but this company soon began designing its own – that company was Specialized.