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Torch 3.0 Road Shoes

From the outset of the Torch 3.0 Road shoe design process, our goal was to create a performance offering as feature-packed as any top-end shoe. The challenge, however, was pulling this off at a palatable price.

In order to achieve this, we utilized three strategically placed materials on the uppers that are welded together—TPU and mesh in the front and synthetic leather in the rear. This makes for a more comfortable and supportive front of the shoe. A stiff rear and heel cup, meanwhile, lock down your heel and keep all of your watts going into the pedals as efficiently as possible. This refined upper is combined with our legendary FACT carbon fibre sole to further ensure an efficient power transfer. Finally, we topped the Torch 3.0 off with two Boa® S2-SV Snap dials for zonal closure, and a precise fit that leads to all-day comfort.

Rider Reviews

  • 4.1
  • 128 Reviews

Excellent Shoe - Don't skip the Body Geometry Insert

Purchased a pair of Torch 3.0 from the LBS. They were a great buy and had my size (EU 48). I did not buy the Body Geometry Inserts at the time of purchase. First ride with the new shoes has some discomfort. Second ride was about 50 miles with the last 20 miles in foot agony. Inserted a pair of non-athletic inserts and did a ride of about 40 miles and overall had minimal discomfort. Back to the LBS and they fitted me for the Body Geometry inserts (Blue). Did a ride of 50+ with some good climbs and had zero discomfort. I felt the foot-insert-shoe-cleat-pedal were very aligned with good power transistion between the shoe and pedals. Take-away here is a very good cycling shoe when you dont skimp at the time of purchase! The inserts and shoes are a matched system.


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Rick

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Best cycle shoe ever

I've been doing cycling for 37 years and thus, have worn many brands. This is the first shoe that I got out of the box and thought wow, that is a work or art. Then I put them on and they fitted beautifully to my foot. Then I went out for a ride with them, wow, every watt of power is not wasted from my legs threw to the pedal. They are easy to adjust as well whilst riding. I've been using them for 4 months now and they are still great. One of the best cycle investments I've made.


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Kevin

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Too hard to put on

I didn't get further than my couch with these shoes. They were really hard to put on, even though they felt reasonably comfortable once they were on my feet. The uppers are stiff and the BOA closures do not allow the sides of the shoe around the tongue to open very wide, so you have to wrestle with the shoes just to get you foot in. I read about this problem in online reviews, but I dismissed it; it's a real problem. I returned the shoes. Life is too short to have to plan extra minutes to put your shoes on. Another problem is that the BOA mechanism on these shoes does not have a quick release for getting your foot out; you have to release the tension little by little, which takes forever. (I bought a pair of Northwave shoes instead: they're easy to get on, comfortable, and have BOA-like closures that release entirely when you want too take them off.)


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Richard

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Great fit and comfortable

Great fit and comfortable


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Jay Y.
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Runs Small

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Incredible performance and great power

Incredible performance and great power transfer


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Christopher J.
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Runs Small

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Have used them for 10

Have used them for 10 rides and my feet feel better in them than my other shoes. Ordered the mid arch soles which are perfect for my high arches.


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Chris D.
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Runs Small

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Great shoes

Great shoes


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Luis M.
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Runs Small

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Buy in the Black Friday sales!

I bought these shoes on Black Friday sale, at that promotion price I think it is a very good product.


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Luis A.
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Great shoes

I bought my first pair 4 years ago. I put thousands of miles on those shoes including a couple of Ironman races and many 100+ mile rides. These shoes fit and breathe well and are very comfortable to me; I don't notice them on the bike making me feel like my feet are just part of the bike. They provide a nice strong platform for transmitting power to the pedals. The Boa straps provide easy in-ride micro adjustments as my feet shrinks and expands over time depending on level of effort. I just bought another pair on sale. Highly recommend.


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Don L.
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Runs Small

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Torch 3.0 torches the 2.0

Vast improvement from the torch 2.0. Much better quality uppers and tongue. The stiffness in the shoes is apparent in the power transfer. Better pressure point spread with the additional boa. Excellent shoe overall.


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Nelson C.
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Runs Small

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