Who should buy the Altra Torin 4 Plush

  • Best suited for neutral road runners who are into long distance runs and marathons.
  • A great choice for a daily runner who wants a cushioned and breathable road running shoe.

Altra Torin 4 Plush logo

Updates to the Altra Torin 4 Plush

  • Configured to exhibit extra plushness through an increase of 2 millimeters to its midsole height.
  • Added a Strobel layer and a cushioned insole.
  • An engineered knit upper serves as the cover system of this product.
  • Rubber-and-groove combo of the external pad for targeted traction and extra flexibility.

Altra Torin 4 Plush updates

Delivers traction over the asphalt

The outsole unit of the Altra Torin 4 Plush is rubber. This material is meant to shield the midsole foam from the abrasive nature of the surfaces. Thus, the integrity and form of the compound are preserved.

Altra Torin 4 Plush outsole

The rubber exterior is also responsible for delivering traction over the asphalt. Actions such as brakes. Turns and swerves greatly benefit from such a trait.

Torin 4 Plush features external flex grooves

FootPod is an outsole design that emphasizes the anatomical structure of the foot’s bones and tendons. The rubber elements that cover the midsole look like bones, as well.

Altra Torin 4 Plush footpod

Moreover, external flex grooves heighten the ability of the muscles and joints to bend as they go through the gait cycle.

Responsive cushioning

Underfoot cushioning is the responsibility of Quantic, a full-length piece that intends to provide responsive performance via a lightweight package.

Altra Torin 4 Plush responsive cushioning

This technology is also designed to be plush enough to ensure consistent comfort and the feeling of being supported throughout the activity.

Natural bending capacity

Quantic is an innovation that is used in many of the brand’s updated models, including ones from the trail-optimized Altra Superior line.

Altra Torin 4 Plush innerflex

InnerFlex is a system of flex grooves that have been integrated into the foam of the midsole. The natural bending capacity of the foot is further encouraged by these in-built channels. The toe-off phase is the part that would most likely enjoy such inclusion.

Tiny breathing holes for airflow 

Perf-X is an insole that rests on top of the Strobel lasting board of the Altra Torin 4 Plush. This add-on offers a soft surface on which the underside of the foot can rest. The incognito structure and placement don’t hamper flexibility.

Altra Torin 4 Plush tiny breath holes

The upper unit of the Altra Torin 4 Plush is made of engineered knit fabric. This material is designed to deliver a lightweight and form-fitting wrap. It has been configured to have tiny breathing holes for airflow and release of warmness from the shoe’s interior.

Altra Torin 4 Plush offers a secure in-shoe experience 

The Altra logo is printed onto the sides of the silhouette. These synthetic prints are meant to help in the attainment of a secure in-shoe experience.

Altra Torin 4 Plush in-shoe

They’re placed relatively close to the lacing system to quickly react to the fit-adjustment. The heel part features an external counter, but it is not made of hard plastic or a stitched-on fabric.

Lightly padded tongue

Two printed overlays with reinforced centers serve as the accouterments that hold the heel in place. A fundamental purpose of these counters is to avert any instance of the foot exiting the interior compartment accidentally.

Altra Torin 4 Plush padded tongue

The lightly padded tongue and collar hug the topmost portions of the wearer’s foot. The Achilles tendon, the ankles, and the instep are mainly covered.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 10.1oz / Women 8.5oz
Drop: 0mm
Arch support: Neutral
Base model: Altra Torin 4
Forefoot height: 28mm
Heel height: 28mm

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