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- Air Mesh
- Synthetic sole
- Dual-layer AltraBound cushioning
- Zero Drop platform
- Anatomical toe box positions foot naturally
- MetaPod traction outsole
- Experience a cushioned run and indoor-outdoor traction with the Torin running shoe from Altra.
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Altra Men's Torin 1.5 Running Shoe
Run protected, increase performance and improve your running technique without sacrificing any cushioning with the Torin 1.5, our highly cushioned neutral training shoe. The Foot-Shaped™ toe box and Zero Drop™ platform work together to help you run the way you were born to with relaxed feet, more power, and better technique. Blended EVA/A-Bound™ cushioning protect your feet from hard surfaces across long distances and various terrain. For this update, we didn’t want to mess with a good thing, so we simply revamped the upper to improve the fit at the heel and forefoot while making the shoe a touch more stable.
Foot-Shaped™ Toe Box
Traditional running shoes feature pointy toe boxes that squeeze the toes out of their natural position—increasing risk of bunions, hammertoes and plantar fasciitis. The Torin 1.5’s Foot-Shaped™ toe box allows the toes to relax and spread out naturally and the big toe to remain in a straight position. This enhances stability and creates a powerful toe-off to maximize running performance.
The Torin 1.5 features a highly cushioned Zero Drop™ platform that places the heel and forefoot the same distance from the ground. This natural balance aligns the feet, back and body posture for less impact. It also strengthens the Achilles and lower calf muscles that have been weakened over a lifetime of running on elevated heels.
An outsole designed for your foot makes sense doesn’t it? The Torin 1.5 allows your foot to naturally flex where it needs by mapping the outsole to the bones and tendons of your foot. This sets it apart from the predetermined flex of other shoes and results in a natural, all-purpose traction system for any terrain.
- Ideal Uses: Running, Ultramarathons, Long Distance Walking
- Designed to Reduce: Shin Splints, Knee Pain, Forefoot Pain, Bunions, Neuromas
- Platform: Fully-Cushioned Zero Drop™ Platform, Foot-Shaped™ Toe Box
- Last: PFS–M
- Weight: 9.5 oz.
- Stack Height: 27 mm
- Sizes: 7–13, 14, 15
- Midsole: Dual Layer: EVA Blend with A-Bound™ Top Layer
- Outsole: MetaPod™ Outsole
- Insole: 5 mm Contour Footbed
- Upper: Quick-Dry Air Mesh
- Other Features: Great Slip-On Feel, NRS™ Natural Ride System
- Style Numbers: Fiery Red/Gunmetal: A1335–1, Gray/Lemon Chrome: A1335–2
- Package Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B00F36Y6UQ
- Item model number: Men's Torin 1.5
- Date first available at Amazon.com: October 21, 2010
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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Top customer reviews
------------As an update.....I've found the cushioning was squashed rapidly in my Torins. I tried the max cushioning of Paradigm but that model doesn't fit me properly and squeezes both the top of my big toes and the sides of my pinkies. I am going to try adding an extra insole to the Torins to see if that brings the cushioning back to par.
Why do I love these shoes? Zero-drop, the wider toe-box, the cushioning, the fit. All of it adds up to a shoe I can run in without pain, and without thinking about my foot position or how I'm striking. I just relax and run, and I forget all about the shoes. The fit really surprised me. When you first put them on, they feel like they're kinda loose, because they're not squeezing your foot. I expected them to feel sloppy and to slip while I ran. The exact opposite was true. My heel stayed put. There's no rubbing or slipping or blistering. Nothing! My longest run in them so far is only 7 miles, but I'm convinced this is my new go-to shoe. I plan on buying another pair before a marathon in May.
While not ultra-light, they don't feel heavy or clunky at all to me. More like perfectly fitted slippers. The ride is just right. Not too firm, and not too spongy or cushy. My only negative comment is a really minor nitpick, and that's the lack of traction. We've had a lot of snow, and the trails are slippery in spots, and these are clearly designed for drier surfaces. Still, I haven't fallen yet, so they're not bad on ice, but they're awesome on dry pavement or hard-pack dirt.
Using the ShoeFItter guide my appropriate size was 9.0 which i initially ordered. I wore them for a few hours - forefoot felt good but heel felt too snug and beginning to feel uncomfortable. I returned (without any problems) and exchanged for 9.5. Forefoot felt unusually loose and heel felt perfect. Started to run in them first with shorter distances (3 miles) - feet felt great, calves a tad sore post run. Increased to 7-8 mile runs over the next 3 weeks. Feet still feel great - no pain, knee pains seem to have calmed down as well. Hoping that further increases in distances go well and will definitely look into getting the lighter models - instinct.
Negatives: 1) some may not like the extra room in the forefoot. 2) make your feet look big (friend described them as "duck feet")- doesn't bother me though. 3) walked on wet surface (not a puddle) after it rained and felt my foot/sock at the toes getting wet- read also another review that this happened.
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