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.

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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.

Altra Torin IQ traction

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.

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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.

Altra Torin IQ flex sensor

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.

Altra Torin IQ mesh upper

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.

Altra Torin IQ lacing system

Lastly, the asymmetrical lacing system allows runners to run more comfortably by reducing the pressure points.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 264g / Women 208g
Drop: 0mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 28mm
Heel height: 28mm
Collection: Altra Torin

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Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.