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Altra Footwear Torin 1.5 Reviews

16 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

81% "Felt true to size"

80% "Felt true to width"

62% "Moderate arch support"

Additional -4 Torin 1.5 Altra Footwear Reviews

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November 17, 2014

Mike

from Baton Rouge, LA

I got my Torin 1.5s as a requested birthday present from my wife. They fit better than I thought they would with me having a high arch and narrow, flat foot. While they are wide in the toe box, the rest of they fit my narrow foot well. I'm a neutral runner who is just now realizing the benefits of zero drop shoes. I'm working my way into them but having put up 13 miles in them, and I'm thrilled. They aren't as light as the Altra One2 but are made to be more substantial for longer distances from what I can tell. My feet absolutely LOVE these shoes! My toes have room to spread out but they don't move round. The cushioning is slightly firm but perfect for longer distances. As for performance, this is a great high mileage trainer or marathon+ distance shoe. As for the zero drop design, do yourself a favor and make sure your cadence is high. (The faster your steps, the less impact they have on your body and the more efficiently you run.) I would also advise that people moving to zero drop shoes do it gradually. For me it's a better, faster, more efficient way to run but you can't switch from 8+mm shoes to zero drop instantly. Altra has some great suggestions on form, cadence and transition on their website. Overall they make quality shoes and the Torin 1.5 is no different.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Felt true to width

 

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October 13, 2014

Anonymous

from Swampscott, MA

These are the most comfortable running shoes I have ever owned. I have put about 40 miles in so far and I am not looking back. I love the zero drop and room for my toes. They help me focus on good form without making me feel like someone is hammering my forefoot like some minimalists I've tried. Awesome shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

 

September 18, 2014

Len w

from austin, tx

I love the Altra Zero Drop. I don't think I will ever go back to a raised heel again. The wide spread of the toe box reduces pain I have in less spacious shoes, too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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August 31, 2014

Ryan M

from Knoxville, TN

These shoes are awesome. I grew up a sprinter so I tend to run on my toes. The zero drop keeps me more flat footed and striking the ground very softly. They have a great feel to the ground and have perfect support. They may look a little strange but they are by far the most comfortable running shoes I have ever owned.

Brands I'd also recommend: Newton

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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July 25, 2014

Marcia N

from West Des Moines, Iowa

These shoes have eliminated heel pain for me. I am a 59 year old woman, that has learned men's shoes are not only cheaper, but they fit older feet better. I love these shoes and they have walked all over Disney World with no foot pain!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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July 17, 2014

Jim S

from Collinsville IL

I tried Altra without ever having put on a pair of them because I was having trouble with my left foot going to sleep! I walk 4.5 miles up some very tough hills so the large toe box was appealing! I've had a piece of that foot cut off up by the toe area! For me it was love at first walk! I will use Altra and Zappos every time from now on! Call them and get free next day air! Great shoe even better service!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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July 11, 2014

Anonymous

from Salt Lake City, UT

My feet were a little sore the first week but I love the Torin 1.5 shoe. I am a walker and put about 20 miles a week in them. The Zero Drop really made a comfortable change from old elevated heel shoes. The extra forefoot room is also very comfortable. I would like to try some of the other Altra shoes but the colors are a little loud for an old conservative individual.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

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Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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July 6, 2014

Mark M

from Boulder, CO

I'd been running in the Altra Instinct 2.0 for a couple of months before buying the Torin 1.5. By comparison, the Torin fits and runs more like a traditional running shoe, except with zero heel lift. It is a little narrower in the toe box than the Instinct, but still plenty wide and open (the Instinct was a little too wide for me, but still runs fine). There is more cushioning in the Torin than in the Instinct, but the Torin's cushioning is firmer, enabling it to hold up better to mileage or even heavier body weights. The Torin feels great right now at about 45 miles a week. I'm confident it will still run well as my mileage climbs back up to normal levels (65-70). It provides a good snug fit while still delivering ample width in the forefoot. I am a mid-to-slightly back of mid-foot striker and despite the very thin outersole, the Torin does not seem to be wearing out any faster than traditional, thick-soled running shoes. The shoe is very flexible and really wants you to strike mid-foot or fore-foot with it, but I imagine a heel-striker would still find this shoe quite comfortable. I would predict that the outersole at the heel would wear fairly fast for a heel striker running high mileage. I don't know that for a fact I am anticipating so based on the design. The tongue design is brilliant, keeping the tongue straight and in place all the time. The lacing system is well thought out, having never once experienced laces coming loose or causing uncomfortable pressure points. Like the Instinct, the Torin runs true to size. Ignore my rating about arch support, as no running shoe made provides real solid arch support. Despite all the erroneous hype to the contrary, arch support is just not all that necessary when you're running, especially for mid- to-forefoot strikers. No way to say if this is the shoe for you, but it is surely worth buying a pair to find out.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nothing else like the Altra design... yet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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June 20, 2014

Jeff

from Kaysville, Utah

I wore the New Balance minimus on a long run. My feet were crying afterward. I have wide feet and a pretty high arch. So - I tried the Altra Torin 1.5 and have run over 50 miles now and my feet have never been happier! A great solution - well done Altra.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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May 7, 2014

Anonymous

from Arizona

I finally gave into trying the men's size shoe, since the women's Torin 1.5 didn't work for my foot. Unfortunately, the smallest men's size is a 7 which wound up being quite large on my foot. These seem very comfortable and I really like the toebox which allows for movement and comfort. Wish they worked, but will have to go back.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Felt true to width

 

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April 29, 2014

Jose

from Colorado

First time buyer and am very pleased. I will trust this company again. The shoes fit perfectly and are very comfortable even during long runs.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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