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Altra Zero Drop Footwear Torin 1.5 Reviews

26 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

71%Rated 5 stars

19%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

5%Rated 2 stars

5%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

62% "Felt true to size"

88% "Felt true to width"

58% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 6 Torin 1.5 Altra Zero Drop Footwear Reviews

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November 25, 2014

LindaD

 

Very good shoe. I have been looking for a replacement for my Brooks PF 1. (The 2 and 3 do not work for me). Anyway, this shoe just may be it for me. With minimal break-in time I was able to walk 20 miles in one day with this Altra Torin 1.5 and I will continue to wear them for my high mile walks. Altra Torin 1.5 works for me. I always order my walking shoe 1 size larger than my street shoe and did the same with this shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: altra Onev2

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 21, 2014

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

Love these shoes. I'm a newer runner. My first pair of running shoes were Merrell Gloves, but they were a little tight on my fatty toes and too flexible. I wanted a little support and cushion, while not having big clunkers so that I could start off my running habit with good mid foot strikes. Anyways, love 'em.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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November 5, 2014

Anonymous

from Georgetown, Texas

These shoes rock! I can't tell you how many pairs I've bought that I can't wear, because my feet hurt when I try and exercise in them. I have had surgery for hallux limitus and rigidus on both feet, and now need a VERY big toe box. Finding shoes to exercise in has been impossible. Not any more! I waited to write this until I had them a few weeks, and they are still as comfortable as can be. Nicely cushioned and almost like being barefoot. Love, love, love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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October 4, 2014

Debra

 

I'm very happy with these shoes. I have a wide forefoot and bunions and absolutely need a shoe with a very wide toe box, but snug elsewhere. These are perfect, will be buying more of this same brand!

Brands I'd also recommend: want to try lems next

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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September 29, 2014

Anonymous

from Tacoma WA

I love, love, love the Torin 1.5. After dealing with a foot injury for the past 10 months, it is the only shoe (running or otherwise) that I can wear comfortably besides flip flops. They have been a lifesaver. Thank you Altra for developing a shoe that is so kind to my feet. I am now a devoted customer.

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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September 14, 2014

Judy C

from Leavenworth, KS

Great walking shoe. Love the zero drop heel. I am used to Earth shoes so I had no break-in period. Would recommend a break-in period for those not used to negative or flat heel. Kind of goofy looking in the toe area because of the wideness there. Wonderful feeling to be able to spread toes and not have them squashed together. I have a narrow foot and these fit great. Hard to find narrow athletic shoes. These are made for a woman's foot not just sized down from a man's. Would recommend getting a half size longer than regular size. Will definitely buy again.

Brands I'd also recommend: Earth

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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September 14, 2014

Debra

from United States

I normally wear an 8 1/2 in running shoes and for these I also wear an 8 1/2. I tried on three different sizes to know for sure. I cannot say how much I love these shoes. They are the most comfortable running shoe I have ever tried. I love the foot shaped toe box and how it allows for the space my toes need to be comfortable when I am running. There is plenty of cushioning for a comfortable run. When I am done with my run I am not in any hurry to toss off my shoes, they are that comfortable. I have the black with pink and orange.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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August 31, 2014

Sarah p

from Minnesota

I didn't want to review these until I got some miles in them. They have changed my running for the better. I was having hip issues and some foot pain due to a bunion. I have been increase my mileage without pain. I am so grateful for my Altras!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 31, 2014

Anonymous

 

Toe box is waaaay too stiff, almost to the point of hurting my toes. This shoe is not very comfortable because of this toe box stiffness.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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August 14, 2014

Anonymous

from Fort Collins, Colorado

These shoes are really comfortable. They were recommended to me via a friend who also suffers from achilles problems. They are one of the few sneakers that hasn't caused me foot pain by the end of the day. I'm not a runner, even though they are designed for running. I have worn them to aerobics class and find them to be a bit too "heavy" and clumsy. But for everyday use, I would highly recommend them. I ordered several sizes because many said that they ran small. I found them to be true to size (I wear a 10).

Brands I'd also recommend: Saucony

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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August 8, 2014

Anonymous

from Philadelphia

These sneakers are very comfortable and well cushioned but be aware that there is an adjustment period for wearing, especially if you haven't worn zero drop footwear. The Altra website recommended I purchase a size 7 in this style but I purchased my regular size 7.5 from Zappos and I'm glad I did as a 7 would have been too small. I do not find that they fit small at all. The toe box is wide and the heel cup was fine too, there was no slippage. Since I purchased them I walked about nine miles in them, half on roads and half on trails. I found that the sole did not grip well on trails. They do not have great arch support so if you are looking for more of a stability shoe you may want to look at the Repetition model instead.

Brands I'd also recommend: On

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 7, 2014

Anonymous

 

Wow! These felt like slippers. So comfy I bought another pair. So much toe room. No seams in the toe box mean no rubbing. I have hallux limitus and wear orthotics. No need for orthotics with these. I love being able to use my total foot function without pain. My shins and calves are getting a good workout from the zero gravity. Perfect amount of cushioning. Love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 28, 2014

Jennie H

from Orange County, California

I was looking for a wide toe box. My big toe is longer than my other toes, and so many shoes seem to round out in that area, cramping my toe. I tried the Paradigm, Repetition, and Intuition 2, but the Torin 1.5 was most comfortable for me. I have high arches, and I'm recovering from a partial tear in a tendon. I've been wearing the Torins for about a month mainly for walking and regular errands, and they make my feet feel good. My podiatrist said he preferred a shoe with an elevated heel, but he was open to the idea of these. My chiropractor thinks my shoes might be helping with my back. I do have to stretch my calves and Achilles daily to keep them from getting too tight. I wear an 11.5 and the 12s fit comfortably.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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July 14, 2014

Ann

 

I marked runs full size smaller because that was my only option. In reality, I wear an 8 street shoe and need a 9.5 in this shoe. I still love them and I will say that I don't have any more plantar fasciitis since switching to zero rise shoes as much as possible.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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June 11, 2014

Anonymous

from Missouri

This is my second pair of Altras. Buy a full size larger as they are very short in length. I have bunions and problem feet, but these are extremely comfortable. They come with an insert, but I added another for additional cushioning. For the first couple of days I had some minor calf pain, otherwise no issues as I became more accustomed to the shoes. I use them for trail walking, not running.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 23, 2014

Jamie D

from Tucson, AZ

Really enjoying this shoe! Previously loved Mizuno Wave riders, Wave Creations. Tried the new Nimbus - hated it. The cushioning in the Altra is great, and the switch to zero drop hasn't been too difficult. But I also don't have a heel strike. LOVE the roomier toe box - shoe feels great at the beginning and end of a run! I normally wear an 11, and I got the Altras in an 11. But my hubby had to size up half a size for his Altras - so be prepared for returns. Seriously great runner - won't go back to the others. The look of the shoe is hmmm....different. But you forget the silly style once you start running. Toe off on these is significant - gave me a spring in my step!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 9, 2014

Emily R

from United States

I have been running in Altra shoes for a while now. I had the Altra Torin 1.0 and ran them into the ground (lots of miles!), and now after a month or so in the Torin 1.5, I can say these are even better. They are so comfortable! I will say, I like a little more arch support than these offer, so I use a Dr Scholl's active insole in them instead of the insole they come with. But that's just me and my weird feet. They are comfortable right out of the box. I log about 35-40 miles per week in them and they always feel great! My only gripe is they are not very attractive. They're not hideous or anything, but they don't have the kind of fun style as Nike or Saucony running shoes tend to have. I would love to see these in more colors. I usually wear an 8.5 in other running shoes (7.5 in street shoes), and I got an 8.5 in this one and it was great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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April 26, 2014

Anonymous

from Arizona

I think I would have been able to actually be comfortable in this shoe. Unfortunately, my large toe hit the top of the shoe and going another half size up didn't remedy the problem. Also, the inside of the shoe appears to be glued together and was coming apart before I even got the shoe on. Not sure about the quality. Concept and comfort would be great for anyone who doesn't have the long large toe. Darn...had to return.

Brands I'd also recommend: Finn Comfort, Sketchers

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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April 26, 2014

Phyllis D

from Bozeman Mt.

I am so excited about finding this shoe. I didn't think I would ever be able to find a tennis type shoe that was shaped like my foot and didn't narrow at the toe! I feel like I have the best of both worlds, a tennis shoe that fits like a Birkenstock. I love the fun colors and they are adorable! My feet and my body say thank you!

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock and Keens

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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March 19, 2014

Anonymous

from Great state of Texas!

The orange accents on this shoe look awful! Not sure why they didn't just stick with the pink. Thought I could get use to it but it just looks too weird, like they ran out of pink and just threw orange on the shoe. Luckily ZAPPOS lets me return items because these are definitely going back. LOVE ZAPPOS, thanks for being so awesome!

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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February 21, 2014

Anonymous

 

Fabulous shoe! Love Altra! I normally wear 10.5 in running shoes but 11 in Torin 1.5 was perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: Altra

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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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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