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Terrain

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Arch support

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

Price
$125
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 8.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The average weight of the Torin 2.0 makes it adequate for most runners who don’t want to be weighed down by heavy shoes.
  • The majority of the runners loved the improved and redesigned upper unit, which offers breathable and lightweight coverage.
  • This shoe features a 6mm Contour Footbed for additional underfoot cushioning.
  • The responsive nature of the FootPod Outsole was applauded by many runners.
  • The Torin 2.0 offers the Inner Flex groove system for added flexibility and increased performance.
  • The A-Bound and Dual Layer EVA maintains a durable and efficient underfoot platform.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Some complained that the flat laces of this running shoe easily become untied.
  • The color options were not impressive to reviewers.
  • Most of the testers found the toe box a bit too wide and uncomfortable.
  • Most reviews mentioned that the Torin 2.0 is not great for those with bunions.

Bottom line

The Altra Torin 2.0 is a neutral, zero-drop running shoe that offers enhanced durability, flexibility and comfort. Experience supreme comfort on this shoe while running and doing your regular fitness training.


Rankings


Ratings

4.4 / 5 based on 400 ratings

5 star
68%
4 star
16%
3 star
9%
2 star
4%
1 star
4%

My Rating

Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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81 / 100 based on 20 expert reviews

  • 85 / 100 by Runner's World • Runner's World • Level 5 expert

    Plush with extra toe room.

  • 76 / 100 by Fellrnr • Fellrnr • Level 5 expert

    The midsole foam is quite rigid, so the Torin is less flexible than it should be.

  • 70 / 100 by Fellrnr • Fellrnr • Level 5 expert

    Worth considering

  • 88 / 100 by Northern Runner • Northern Runner • Level 4 expert

    The updated version of the Torin running shoe has an improved fit and a slightly more spacious fore-foot than the previous model. A very comfortable, seamless interior with a well-padded tongue.

  • 90 / 100 by Jamie Pang • Jamie Pang • Level 3 expert

    I really like the roomy toe box and its blend of plush cushioning with bouncy responsiveness.

  • 83 / 100 by Below The Knee Shoes • Mike • Level 3 expert

    The Torin 2.0 builds upon the cushioned and form-improving benefits of its predecessor with a smoother ride and a more cushioned midsole.

  • 82 / 100 by Impact Magazine • Impact Magazine • Level 3 expert

    This is a good choice for everyday running, or for those requiring a lower impact shoe for injury prevention.

  • 84 / 100 by Relentless Forward Commotion • Relentless Forward Commotion • Level 2 expert

    I can, however, tell you that I really enjoy this shoe, and will continue reaching for it anytime I’m forced to run on the pavement (I know, I know, woe is me).

  • 82 / 100 by Feed the Habit • Jason Mitchell • Level 2 expert

    They provide just the right amount of cushioning without slowing down your stride.

  • 80 / 100 by Iron Goof • Iron Goof • Level 2 expert

    I love with the cushioning I want and without giving up any of proprioception.

  • 70 / 100 by Run.Write.Mom • Reese • Level 2 expert

    Altra claims the 2.0 has improved outsole durability, but they must be comparing it to the 1.5 which I haven't tried, because this is definitely less durable than the outsole of the 1.0.

  • 100 / 100 by blondes have more RUN • Kayla • Level 1 expert

    I highly, highly recommend Altra running shoes. Ever since wearing them, my toes don't get blistered anymore, I have yet to see a black toenail that later falls off, and I have had no other joint injuries or foot pains.

  • 86 / 100 by Running Because…I Can • Running Because • Level 1 expert

    They felt amazing pulling them out of the box, giving them a brief "break in" and then running a half marathon right away.

  • 81 / 100 by 30 Someting Mother Runner • Jessica Morrison • Level 1 expert

    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!).

  • 80 / 100 by Becca Capell • Becca Capell • Level 1 expert

    For those long training runs, or even on race day, this shoe is great for an endurance road runner.

  • 80 / 100 by Healthy Magazine • Healthy Magazine • Level 1 expert

    This shoe is perfect for running on pavement; your run on the hard cement will be similar to running barefoot on soft grass.

  • 80 / 100 by Writing and Running Through Life • Steven Stam • Level 1 expert

    They handle grass and gravel well, the rocks are little bother, but I am hesitant to take them on the trail, especially a root laden path where one wants to feel the ground in order to remain safe.

  • 79 / 100 by Highcarbrunner • Highcarbrunner • Level 1 expert

    I think if I can get over 300 miles on this shoe at a price of $125 (probably cheaper if you go through a specialty retail store or online site) then it is definitely worth its cost to miles ratio.

  • 78 / 100 by Anish • Anish • Level 1 expert

    Overall, I highly recommend the Torin for anyone looking for an all around running and fitness shoe, or for those in jobs that require a lot of time on the feet.

  • 75 / 100 by Run Oregon • Rachel Peters • Level 1 expert

    They never actually did, but the sensation of them slipping was definitely there.

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Updates to Altra Torin 2.0

  • The Altra Torin 2.0 offers a smoother ride in its more cushioned midsole. The plush feel is improved and the use of the Responsive A-Bound technology provides more energy-returns needed in each step.
  • The shoe features the Fully Cushioned Zero Drop technology, providing the balance from the front to the back, thus strengthening the Achilles and the muscles in the lower calf. It is a satisfying design for a smoother and better low impact landing.
  • The shoe also features the Footshape Toe box technology that allows the toes to spread out and move naturally while running. It simply provides the foot ample space to move naturally and comfortably.

Altra Torin 2.0 size and fit

The Altra Torin 2.0 has a standard running shoe length. The mid-foot and heel areas hug the foot comfortably, giving an exceptional fit when running. For average size foot, this Altra shoe is definitely a great choice.


Outsole

The Altra Torin 2 has an outsole built in the FootPod Technology. This allows the shoe to map the bones and tendons to provide a natural and free foot movement. Durability is also being tackled with the rubber material used in this shoe, as well as traction and grip.


Midsole

The midsole of this shoe are enhanced with a more plush and comfortable cushioning system. The dual layer EVA A-Bound midsole material and technology is combined with the Innerflex technology and Zero Drop cushioning, providing the balance, softness, comfort, and flexibility at the same time.


Upper

The upper of this shoe is redesigned with a very comfortable and soft interior composed of padded tongue, soft sock liner, seamless interior, breathable upper mesh materials, and durable structure. The Quick Dry Air Mesh upper is breathable and the inner feel is comfortable due to a roomy toe box. This allows the foot to move naturally when running while maximizing the flexibility, responsiveness, and more energy returns.