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Altra Torin 2.0
Like most other runners, I love getting new running shoes— and the Altra Torin 2.0 are no exception. These kicks arrived on my door step a few weeks ago, and I have had the chance to take then out on the road (and some trails!) to see how they perform.
The Altra Torin 2.0 is a high cushioning road shoe that is perfect for just about any runner. As of late I have been wearing shoes with less cushioning, so the 27 mm stack height was a bit of an adjustment for me (my feet loved it for running longer!).
Improvements with the 2.0
Some of the improvements made to the 2.0 version of the Torin include changes to the upper (it was redesigned) to make it more durable. I love the quick-dry air mesh!
The Torin 2.0 now has the Innerflex™ technology (grid-like flex grooves on the bottom of the shoe) making it easier and more fluid for your foot during your stride.
Torin 2.0 Technical Specifications
Time for the nitty-gritty details about the Torin 2.0. The overall stack height for this zero-drop (no difference between heel and toe height) shoe is 27 mm (the contour foot bed is 5 mm). It weighs in at 9.1 oz for the men’s version and 7.5 oz for the women’s version of the shoe.
The 2.0 now has the Innerflex™ technology for more flex in the mid sole, which features dual layer EVA with an A-Bound™ top layer. The shoe has the trademark Zero Drop Platform™ and FootShape™ toe box.
Both the men’s and women’s versions come in 3 different color combinations.
Who Should Wear the Torin 2.0?
I think the Altra Torin 2.0 is a great road shoe for runners of all levels, particularly those who run long (you’ll enjoy the extra cushioning!). It’s a neutral shoe, so if you require more stability, you may want to opt for a different shoe.
My Impression of the Torin 2.0
I am loving the my Torin 2.0s. It took a little getting used to the extra cushioning, but I’m really enjoying it.
I occasionally wear orthotics, and I think the adjustment to the extra cushioning was due to sliding off my orthotics (laterally) and the 27 mm stack height being higher than I usually wear.
I can’t speak to the durability of the shoes yet, since I’ve just had them for a few weeks, but as of now, I will give them two thumbs up!