Don't buy this shoe
By Melissa (Ogden, UT) on Aug 21, 2013
I bought this shoe in January of 2013. I thought it was a great shoe at first. I've been running with it for 7 months now and the shoe has worn out to the point that I can't wear it anymore. The shoe stretched to the point that I couldn't tighten the laces tight enough for my heel not to slip out the back. Because my heel was slipping out the back it wore down the back inside of the shoe. Altra wouldn't do anything about my shoe not even lasting 1 year. I have never had a pair of running shoes wear out so fast before. I would not recommend buying this, they aren't standing behind their products. Never never have any of the other tried and true brands I've tried worn out this fast before.
i love these, and i'm unbelievably picky.
By CAyoginirunneresq (Los Angeles, CA) on Aug 24, 2013
"princess and the pea" is a most frequent jab in my household. If there is the tiniest irritation in anything, i will notice and say so.
These shoes are fantastic. My two main hobbies are marathons and yoga, these shoes accomodate a yoga foot (wide toe box, narrow heel) and provide the perfect amount of cushion for the longer distances. I'm also neutral to a slight supinater, and the stability (or lack there of) in this design has been perfect for that as well. It has actually helped neutralize my occasional slight supination without encouraging overpronation (an issue I've had with other shoes).
At first I was skeptical, but the cushioning is just right, too. As far as my feet are concerned, they feel equally comfortable at mile 6, 16, and 26 with my torins. I've only found two shoes that accomplish this, altra torin, and one of another brand. The zero drop nudges Torin to the front of the two, as i noticed a subtle but very positive difference in running form and general posture alignment when transitioning to the torins.
the .5 star is because i find the included shoe laces to be uncomfortable. BUT i replaced them with a soft round shoelace for about two dollars, and now the shoes are absolutely perfect. I have them in both colors to rotate during the week due to high mileage. Anxiously awaiting winter updates and new colors!