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Torque

  • Designed and built on a hand-shaped, downturned last by Fred Nicole, TORQUE features a durable and comfortable, unlined vegan microsuede upper with an elastic integrated tongue and pull tab. The shape of the toe is ideal for precise footwork. The rubber is thick enough to feel stable but thin enough to maintain sensitivity. The midsole is composed of a proprietary molded board at the outer edges and runs through the center of the toe box creating stiffness. This mountain goat hoof shape allows for flexion in the midfoot while also releasing pressure. The unique single strap velcro closure gives you the freedom to change the direction of tension from ankle to mid-foot area to the base of the forefoot. The outsole is split and features Vibram XS GRIP rubber for durability while including generous toe/heel rubber coverage. The heel rubber extends to the top of the shoe. The unique width of the heel rubber enables this area to have the perfect balance of rigidity for maintaining solid heel hooks while allowing sensitivity and just enough flex. TORQUE is perfect for all your outdoor bouldering needs as well as indoor bouldering - specifically large volume climbing.

  • Design: All-new, moderately downturned last, hand-shaped by Fred Nicole
    Volume: Regular volume
    Flexibility: Stiff
    Rubber: Vibram XS Grip// Proprietary molded toe rand and toe patch, and heel rand, composed of butyl + dry compound rubber mixture for durability and friction // Topographical-inspired toe patch design
    Rubber Thickness: 3.5mm outsole
    Upper: Unlined, durable + comfortable vegan microsuede
    Midsole: Proprietary molded midsole + Proprietary pressed fiberboard
    Outsole: Split, mountain goat hoof shape
    Entry: Dual elastic entry with single nylon pull tab on top + dual nylon pull tabs at heel for easy on + off
    Closure: Dual-directional single strap hook + loop closure system
    Last: RFN1 (28° medium asymmetry)
    Color: British Racing Green
    Weight: 7.5oz/215g
    Sizes: M4.5/W6 – M13/W14.5 Unisex

This shoe is a unisex model. We recommend ordering your regular US street shoe size.
Sizing • M = U.S. Men's • W = U.S. Women's. View the 2024 Climbing Shoe Sizing Chart


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Customer Reviews

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Nicklaus
Just plain fun!

These shoes are just plain fun! They fit like a glove; hugging my foot with love and care. They are stiffer than the Street but I’m still aware of my foot placement making slips nonexistent. What else.. Beautiful color and can’t wait for tomorrow’s sesh! 🤙

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Patrick M.
Sick

Fit like a glove right out of the box, these shoes look and feel amazing.
First day using them and I’m stoked for the climbs to come.

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Hien Nguyen
Amazing!!

They are so comfortable and feel broken in after wearing it only once. Performed so well and traction allowed for little slippage. The sleek look has gotten a lot of compliments and I love the deep green color. 100% recommend for any intermediate climber!

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Alex Ku
Stoked on Torque

Sizing is great. I ordered my street shoe size of 10.5, and my toes are slightly curled, but not uncomfortable. I really love the point on these shoes, helps me really focus on toe placement. The downturn is present, but not too aggressive so I .happy using these on all types of climbs.

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Beck Cummings
Awesome Shoe

This shoe is really great on all levels. Super comfortable, no pain whatsoever. I could probably wear these shoes all day. I ordered my regular tennis shoe size (10), and they fit well. My feet filled out the front half of the shoe perfectly, but the heels didn't fit me as well. The back of the heel (from the top of the heel to about 2 inches down) fits great, but after that (the bottom of the heel) there is some gap. However, none of the climbing shoes I have tried on have had heels that fit me perfectly. I think that my feet are unusually wide with proportionally small heels. The gap in the heel is not a problem for me: the heel rubber is pliable enough to flatten to my heel and I have security doing heel hooks.

The cool thing about these shoes is that they do not sacrifice performance for the sake of comfort. Before my Torques, I owned a pair of La Sportiva Miura VS. The Miuras chew through edging problems, but were fairly uncomfortable for me, even after breaking them in. So far, my Torques have been able to do everything to do with edging that my Miuras could do. Torques have better smearing capabilities. They also have toe hooking rubber, unlike the Miuras, so they should be better in that area as well, although I haven't done any toe hooking yet. Torques seem to be a superior shoes than the Miura VS, and given that I liked the Miuras so much, that is saying something.

I'd say that the green-blue color is darker than in the product picture.

I would definitely recommend these shoes!

Thanks to Gary for letting me try demos on.
Thanks to Susan from the So iLL contact team for all your help.



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Industry Defining Rubber

High performance Vibram XS GRIP climbing rubber is great for long wearing grip, good shape stability, edging, durability, and excellent performance in all around climbing conditions.

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Heel Performance

The unique width of the heel rubber enables this area to have the perfect balance of rigidity for maintaining solid heel hooks while allowing sensitivity and just enough flex.

Mountain Goat

The mountain goat shaped midsole is composed of a thermo melting board at the outer edges and runs through the center of the toe box creating stiffness.

Tension Options

The unique single strap velcro closure gives you the freedom to change the direction of tension from ankle to mid-foot area to the base of the forefoot.

Vegan Microsuede

Durable and comfortable, the unlined vegan microsuede upper features an elastic integrated tongue and pull tab.

Stability + Sensitivity

The shape of the toe is ideal for precise footwork. The rubber is thick enough to feel stable but thin enough to maintain sensitivity.

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Create/Design

We’ve spent the last two years (and maybe a little longer) concepting, designing, and sampling with Fred Nicole – a true climbing hero and expert in the field.

Refining

Non-stop meetings with Fred, including joining him in Switzerland, as well as factory visits during line production and frequent, in-depth communication with our manufacturers were imperative to ensure all the details were there.

Testing

It was important to get the technical aspects spot on whether you’re climbing indoors, competing, or out in the elements. Our new shoes models have endured rigorous testing from indoor and outdoor climbers.

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