“I have a history of knee problems, but when I ran in the Altra Torin 5 the cushioning more than made up for the zero drop,” says one reviewer. “If anything, it was one of the more engaging runs I’ve been on because I could really pay attention to the way I was landing while running.”
Compared to Altra models like the Rivera, the Torin 5 doesn’t have as dramatic of a rocker shape, but don’t let that fool you. The Altra EgoMax foam is incredibly responsive, creating the bouncy, rocker-like feel you need for rolling transitions on the run.
“I prefer high cushion shoes and this model delivered a nice balance of cushion and response. As I continued to run the midsole started to feel really nice and cushioned. I also found that the transition was smooth and quick almost as if it had a built-in rocker,” says one reviewer.