Who should buy the Altra Torin IQ
- A must-try running shoe for competitive road runners who love to track and collect data to improve their overall running performance.
- A “smart-shoe” option for neutral pronators who are into 10K and 21K races.
Delivers durability and traction
The FootPod technology is placed on the outer sole of the Altra Torin IQ. The purpose of the FootPod is to allow the foot to move naturally. Since it maps the tendons and bones of the foot, the foot can bend naturally without feeling any pain or fatigue.
The rubber material in the outsole aims to deliver durability and traction on a wide variety of running surfaces.
Torin IQ provides superb cushioning
In the midsole of this Altra running footwear is the ultralight EVA foam with A-Bound compound. These midsole technologies worked together for a more durable underfoot cushioning.
The high amount of cushioning delivers enough responsiveness for both long and short-distance runs.
Built-in sensor to track real-time running performance
To collect the running data, a FlexSensor is placed in the foam bed. This thin sensor is built to track the performance of the runner and record the date based on his running technique.
The gathered data will be interpreted by the Quad Accelerometers, which is also placed in the midsole. The statistics will then be sent to the Altra App installed on the runner’s smartphone.
Run safely in low-light conditions with reflectors
Another feature in the midsole is the Natural Ride System (NRS) which aids the foot to move more naturally. It lessens fatigue and further enhances the overall gait cycle.
The Altra Torin IQ uses an engineered mesh in its upper. Aside from the breathable coverage, the reflective surface gives added visibility, especially on low-light running conditions. The breathable mesh also offers the foot a comfortable wrap all throughout the run.
Altra Torin IQ offers better stability and comfort
Integrated into the shoe is the FootShape Toe Box which gives the big toe better stability. It aids the foot to relax and splay naturally while running. By keeping the big toe in a straight position, a more powerful take-off can be expected.
Lastly, the asymmetrical lacing system allows runners to run more comfortably by reducing the pressure points.