The recent release of the Altra Torin (view Women’s colors) has many minimal and elemental runners buzzing, including Nate Sanel on his Dirty Runner column over at Runblogger. He wanted Altra Shoes with extra cushioning so much that in 2011 he glued a Hoka midsole/outsole to an Altra Instinct. Severe blisters ensued.
Now, he’s got the Torin as a better long-distance shoe. And according to him, it’s “a home run.” Read about his shoe-making adventures and his take on the Altra Torin on Runblogger.
Zero drop shoes with a little extra cush in the platform are making their way onto the scene in full force to start 2013. The Altra Torin is a leading example, offering the characteristic Altra toe box shape, which allows plenty of room for natural toe splay. No cramped pinkies here.
Keep an eye out in the next month for a foot-to-foot comparo from us of all the new “cushioned zero drop” shoes that are making their way to market, including the Saucony Virrata, Mizuno Wave Evo Cursoris, and Brooks PureDrift.