The Altra Torin 1.5 is classified as “high cushioning” in a neutral platform.
The Torin 1.5 comes in at 10.9 oz (309 grams). The stack height is listed as 27 mm. I believe this includes the insole. Running warehouse measures the stack height at 20 mm (without the insole). As with Altra shoes, they recommend sizing up ½ size. The 9 ½ size fit great out of the box with lots of room in the toebox. My initial thought for a “high cushioned” shoe is that it would feel more soft. I would say the Torin 1.5 is similar to the first version is stiffness – between a Hoka and Instinct.
There is minimal treading, good enough on roads and needing some extra traction on the trails.
ROAD & TRAIL TESTING
The Torin 1.5 performed well on the roads – long, easy, faster/tempo. I did not have any heel slippage. When wet, they did feel heavy. They have a thick upper that retains water.
On trails, they worked well on non-technical trails. Watch out for the minimal outsole treading.
I still run in the Torin 1.5 and like what Altra has developed in this update.
- Stack: 27 mm
- Offset: 0 mm
- Non-gusseted tongue
- Neutral Shoe
- No Rock Plate (well cushioned)
- Midsole – EVA
- Upper – Synthetic
- Made In – China
- Women’ Version
The Altra Torin 1.5 are for runners looking for a zero drop shoe in a “high” cushioned form factor. It is not too soft, but a right amount of stiffness for road and non-technical trails. I highly recommend trying the Torin 1.5 on your next run – a great update from Altra.