Facts

  • 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 normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low 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.

  • Use

    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
  • Weight
    Men: 8.4oz
    Women: 8.4oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 0mm
    Women: 0mm

    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.

  • Heel height
    Men: 28mm
    Women: 28mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 28mm
    Women: 28mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    May 2018
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90 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 | Road Trail Run

    The Torin 3.5 updates the upper of its predecessor, for the better. Altra now offers a choice of Mesh for speed or Knit for comfort in the Torin, its flagship neutral daily trainer. Both versions, in comparison to the Torin 3.0 and especially so for the Mesh, are a touch softer, less slappy, and transition slightly more smoothly.

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Updates to Altra Torin 3.5 Mesh

  • The Altra Torin 3.5 Mesh is a road running footwear that is specially made for those who have neutral foot motion. The new Torin 3.5 features an updated upper unit with integrated tongue to provide enhanced breathability. Breathability is essential in absorbing and releasing perspiration and moisture quickly throughout the running session. The volume in the midfoot area has also been reduced to deliver a more locked-down feel.

Altra Torin 3.5 Mesh size and fit

The Altra Torin 3.5 Mesh runs true to size. The shape of the footwear is sure to follow the natural shape of the foot. With the utilization of the foot-shape toe box, it offers a more comfortable fit to those who are medium-footed.  The available widths are D and B - Medium for the men’s and women’s respectively.

Outsole

The FootPod outsole is integrated into the Altra Torin 3.5 Mesh. This updated material offers flexibility throughout the gait cycle. It also provides added traction. When compared to the traditional rubber in the market, the FootPod is carefully made to follow the natural curves of the foot. It literally maps the bones and tendons of the human foot. As a result, a more responsive ride is encouraged.

Midsole

The Inner Flex flex grooves system delivers additional flexibility. When we say flexibility, it is defined as the range of movement in a series of joints. Every individual's flexibility varies because of the difference in the length of multi-joint muscles. The goals of these flex grooves are to increase the performance and improve the speed of the platform.

The NRS or Natural Ride System design is utilized in the Altra Torin 3.5 Mesh. This design is made up of the more natural and foot-shaped last, metatarsal-specific shapes of the outsole and zero-millimeter heel-to-toe drop. This component of the shoe assists in the proper use of foot mechanisms. It is also essential in allowing the foot to move naturally and comfortably.

The Altra Torin 3.5 Mesh utilizes the A-Bound midsole compound which aims to provide additional underfoot protection. This material uses a recycled and environmentally-friendly material.

Additional underfoot cushioning is encouraged by the removable 6mm Contour Footbed. This is significant in delivering a more comfortable ride.

A durable cushioning system is offered by the Dual Layer EVA midsole foam. This material is described as a two-layered EVA foam that is flexible. As a result, a comfortable underfoot experience will be enjoyed by the runner. With the utilization of this kind of foam, possible effects of the continued and prolonged use of the footwear are sure to be reduced.

Upper

Utilized in the Altra Torin 3.5 Mesh is the Quick-Dry Air Mesh. Its primary focus is to deliver a more breathable coverage. This material aims to keep the foot cool, dry and fresh throughout the running activity. As a result, a dryer and healthier interior foot environment are offered.

Allowing the toes to spread out naturally is the responsibility of the footshape toe box. A more comfortable, stable and speedy ride is experienced by the runner because the big toe is maintained in a straight position.

The Strobel Last is used in the Altra Torin 3.5 Mesh. The material is specifically-stitched to the upper unit with the full-length fabric. The purpose of which is to ensure a more comfortable in-shoe feel.


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