Specialized Torch Women's Road Shoe
Latest, classic white version of the Specialized Torch - a deserved best-selling women's road bike shoe over the past 10 years, famed for its pedalling efficiency, its comfort and its great fit.
- Women's performance fit - the Specialized Torch Road Shoe features a low collar height, a narrower heel, a deeper heel cup, and a lower profile forefoot for an optimal fit.
- The injection-moulded nylon composite sole is engineered to be moderately stiff.
- This sole registers 6.0 on the Specialized stiffness index.
- The top strap's low-profile SL ratchet buckle guarantees secure closure that is easy to fine tune.
- The two lower straps are familiar Velcro closure.
- Stitched synthetic and mesh upper for comfort and fit.
- Reflective elements at the heel, straps and mesh ensure you're seen.
- The sole takes 3-bolt Look / Shimano SPD-SL-style cleats.
- Please note that cleats don't come supplied with shoes - they come supplied with pedals or as spare parts.
- 554g based upon weighing a pair of size 39 Specialized Torch Women's Road Shoes at Bike Co-op HQ in October 2015.
'The Women's Torch is a high value, straightforward shoe, with 360-degrees of reflective visibility, a secure-fitting ratchet closure, and Body Geometry comfort.'
Specialized BG (Body Geometry) Shoes
Specialized employed Dr Andy Pruitt, renowned U.S. author, sports scientist and national coach, in the development of their Body Geometry range of shoes. BG Shoes boast a special footbed which optimises the foot's position and thus helps eliminate pressure on both the knee and the foot bones when you pedal. It is easy to understand why Specialized BG shoes are the most popular shoes in the pro peloton.
Specialized BG Shoes incorporate 3 Body Geometry elements in their footbeds and the orthotic outsoles.
- The Varus Wedge corrects the foot angle for optimal alignment of the knee and the foot when pedalling.
- The Longitudinal Arch Support does what it says on the shoe box.
- The Metatarsal Button lifts and separates the metatarsal bones (the long bones of the forefoot) to help prevent the compression, numbness, discomfort and hot spots you can experience when riding in traditional cycling shoes, which can be so snug, they compress the nerves and arteries between the metatarsal bones.