Altra Torin 3.0 Reviewed & Rated
Altra’s highly cushioned neutral road shoe is back! The new version of the zero-drop running shoe comes brings a few changes to the already popular design. The changes highlight Altra’s dedication to listening to user feedback. While breathability was a bit of an issue with the 2.5, the Altra Torin 3.0 delivers improved ventilation and a better drying mesh upper. Stiffness plagued the 2.5, and the 3 replaces the rigid sole with a more flexible design. These are the main changes, and it’s clear that Altra has paid close attention to detail when re-designing the newest edition of the Torin.
- Excellent midsole cushion
- True to size fit
- Wide toe box
- Great value
- Toe box is shallow
- I do not know where to begin with my foot issues. If its a foot issue I have it. I do not run but I o do lifting and numerous other crosstrain type workouts and these shoes have held up great and felt great s soon as I put them on. These shoes were stiff enough so that my toes didn't bend too much while still being soft on the inside. They were really light and still were great for the lateral type movements I do. My feet just love the zero drop feel but the shoe, although deep, does not look like it. It is so well made and impressive. It honestly feels like a natural extension of my messed up feet. They also do good with my back trauma. I’m a case and these have just done great.
- I wasn't able to run any more after I was diagnosed with sesamoiditis. However, these shoes, Atras in general, have saved my running life. I thank the zero drop technology. These allow a natural spread of my toes and they relieved the pressure that other higher elevated shoes create on my toes. These also absorb the heel strike magically. These shoes are really incredible and I am super thankful I found them.
- I use these with Altras heel lock lacing technique, which you can find on their website. Well, it is magical. I have some really horrible feet. And need a shoe that can support and yet give me room to move around without being swimmy. I really love the colors the mens shoes come in, they are more neutral than any of the women’s shoes. These shoes are amazing and i recommend them to everybody that asks me about them.
- These have great toe splay and are so nice and cushy. I am addicted to the zero drop, any other shoe design just doesn't feel right. They aren't all bulky by design but have lots of cushion and are surprisingly light.
- I really liked these shoes. THey had great cushion and the colors were nice. However, I had to return them because my inserts did not work with them and my feet.
- I had really bad joint issues: hips, knees, ankles. But after I found these, I was hooked. The zero drop has eliminated all that pain and the toe box is super nice. I am a big guy and these take all the pressure without flattening out, great cushioning. Great running shoe and I highly recommend them. Make sure to get sized, I had to get a half size up.
- These are a really great impact shoe. They haven't given me any pain in my arches and I’ve been bouncing all over the gm in these. I am really in love with these. Altra really makes great shoes.
- I usually get really horrible pain after doing any type of cardio from my osteochondral defect with hallux rigidus. These shoes have given me faith in myself again and in shoes. I am able to do more than I have ever before because of these shoes.
- Turf toe recommended! These have eliminated my need for inserts. I had to adjust myself with the zero drop and the mean cushioning they have but I am really happy with them. No more pain! The to box is great and roomy. I got a whole size larger.
- Oof, I am so freaking happy i found a shoe compatible with my neuroma! These do not cause any inflammation. They hug my heel while being wide in the does and they are so light. I am also able to use these with my cross training, they are so stable.
- These are really supportive all over especially in the arches, which i need due to my tendonitis. They are also really light. Rally great shoe design.
- These shoes were really expensive and for good reason. They are heavy duty machines. I sent them back only because they were way too much for me. They were such a well designed shoe. The zero drop technology is so good. And, they have mega cushioning. They have a weird clown shoe shape to them though but that is all aesthetic.
- Great responsiveness and super firm with tons of cushion. Great flexibility in the top area and they hold up really well under pressure. They are great for short and long runs.
- These are a pure upgrade from the last. They are more cushioned yet more airy. They have a better flexibility than before. The basic features have not changed: foot design, zero drop, etc. These fit me perfect, no need to reorder or adjust.
- The front of these shoes are so cushioned yet roomy and they have a great response to them. They are snug and supportive in the arches and hold in the heels really well. Altra makes the best shoes on the market in my opinion.
- I need to keep my joints moving because of my OA and these shoes are so darn god. They are so cushy and absorb all the pressure from my walks. I actually ordered a 3.5 to replace these and returned and paid the extra for a 3.0, You can tell these are made for real athletes.
- I am pretty sure that Altra made theere toe box bigger, I can feel the difference in my old ones. Other than that, these are great, comfortable shoes and they fit really good.
- The zero drop and toe cushioning are a match made in shoe heaven. They are really durable and really have no pressure on the instep while still being master supportive. They are really light but not as natural feeling as some. I felt a bit wonky on rocks and laterals. But, they are a great shoe.
- I need a large toe box with lots of cushion without feeling cramped. Thes have a great space but could use a little more padding. They probably would be perfect for a normal person though. I ordered a half size up so that might be why. All in all, these are really darn good shoes. I love the foot shape.
- These had a great wide toe box area and they needed no break in time. I use these for my everyday runners and they really support and cushion my feet. I bought a second pair.
- I upgraded to the Torin from the Instinct and these are blowing my mind. They are so much more comfortable and they have so much cushion but are light. I have no pain in these at all. They started to peel a bit on the bottom but I really use the crap out of my shoes.
- I cannot bend my big toes so I have a bit of a tough time finding shoes. But these, holy cow! The toe box is so big and wide, I love it. Works great for my toe problem. I do not slide around in these and have had no blistering or pan. They breath well and I can run for miles in these. I love the sturdiness of the sole. I am just a huge fan of this shoe and highly recommend it for all runners.
- I replaced the 2.0 with these and I am so happy with them. They are roomy and comfortable. They have great padding and support my high arches really well, really nice instep. I like that the tongue does not move around at all. Great shoe Altra!
- I wanted to really enjoy these shoes and after reading reviews, had really high expectations. I was sad to find out the material is so cheap and the design is awful. They wear out really fast for the price. They were comfortable but just do not last. I am an avid runner and these are just not gonna cut it.
- These look really good but even at a larger size, were way too narrow and too short.
- I wore these a few times and they were great, no issues and really comfortable. Now they are broken in and are rubbing my toes like crazy causing a lot of discomfort. I even tried to go up a size after this started happening and it did the same thing. I am huge fan of Altras and will be using my old ones until I can find a new pair that don't hurt my feet.
- What happened? All the others were great. It is like you all downshifted to 1st. The toe box is so narrow and they were o short. I loved the Torins because of the wide toe. Uhg. So unhappy about this.
- I thought these were going to be perfect for my orthotics. Boy, was the advertising off. These are WAY too narrow and so uncomfortable for me. Too short as well.
- My bunions were dying in these. They were way too narrow and too long for my liking. I am not sure what happened but they used to fit differently.
- I loved these shoes when I first got them. I have knee pain and work on my feet alot. After only two weeks of wear the toe box has collapsed and the cushioning is gone. They are really flat and hard on the inside. I am not impressed and feel that they were way overpriced for this kind of crap.
A few users noted the shallowness of the toe box was a problem, so those with a high instep may find the height of the forefoot a bit short. Users also noted the thicker, more resistant upper design increased durability but somehow also improved air circulation. An impressive feat. A few reviewers found the fit of the Altra Torin 3.0 a bit larger than the previous version but not oversized.
- Zero-drop design
- Highly cushioned neutral trainer
- Road shoe
- NEW Quick-dry Air Mesh upper construction for improved breathability
- NEW More flexible FootPod outsole
- Foot shape toe box offers more room to breathe
- EVA midsole for impact protection
- A-Bound layer for an ultra-responsive ride
- Interior Flex Grooves in the midsole for a smoother ride
- 28mm stack height
- Fit4Her women’s styles available
Reviewers continue to love the things that make the Torin popular. The well-padded midsole, comfortably soft yet supportive cushioning, and very responsive A-Bound material, all make up the 3.0. The 3.0 revises what needed fixing and keeps everything else that worked so flawlessly. For road runners - especially those who need a bit of extra space width-wise - the Torin is an excellent choice.
If you’re seeking a highly-cushioned neutral shoe, consider the Altra Torin 3.0. There’s little to improve upon with this shoe. Lighter, more flexible, and more breathable than its predecessor it’s easy to see why it’s so well-loved.