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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!).
Altra Men’s Torin 2 Running Shoe, Limestone, 11 M USAltra Women’s Torin 2.0 Running Shoe, Parrot Blue, 9.5 M USAltra Running Womens Intuition 3 Running Shoe, Blue, 8.5 M US
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!
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