Women's | Altra Torin 5 Reviews
3.7/5 on 6 total reviews
Nice, but they hurt
I love these shoes, but something that needs to be fixed is the front flap. The flap cuts into my ankle and rubs against it. It actually is super uncomfortable and left me with scars. I still wear them, but only with crew socks now so it does not bother me.
I needed a shoe with a wide toe box and this shoe does it. That part is very comfortable and so is the cushion. I feel like I am walking on a pillow. :) The part I don't like so much is the tongue of the shoe. It is sharp at the top and I have to be careful which socks I wear with them. Also with it being fully attached it oddly makes it harder put the shoes on. I also don't care for the fact that the shoelace is a bit shorter. I need to use the very top hole and that make the lace even shorter. I wish they had other colors. I am not a fan of the choices. Even so, I do like these shoes.
Fantastic, classic shoe
This shoe is almost like running barefoot. Beautiful design, beautiful fit. I love the fact that it has actual rubber soles. I love the roomy toebox. I love that I could get it in pistachio green (my favorite ice cream). And the price was exactly what I was hoping for. And the fact that I ended up with the Altra Torin 5 because of a careful analysis of my gait and other factors by people who know what they are doing--that's so encouraging. Great shoe, great staff.
wide enough in toebox; narrow enough in heel
After decades of running and 3 foot surgeries it now looks like I may only be a walker from here on out. One surgery was on the balls of both feet and even shoes said to run wide were pinching there. If I go to a wide shoe, my heel slips out. These have been the best of both worlds - wide enough but not slipping. I had read reviews about the weird plastic tongue slicing into the bend in people's feet. I can feel this tongue but make sure to wear socks that cover it, and it hasn't been a problem. Still not sure why they don't just make it out of synthetic fabric like everyone else!
I have been wearing Altras for four years. This shoe has been a huge disappointment. Something changed with the size- I had to go up a half size. The worst change was the tongue. It is long and almost razor sharp. Did no one test this shoe? I wore them for a 4 mile run and ended up with cuts that broke the skin in the front of my ankles. Even taller socks did not help. I sewed the tongue back, which was not easy. Then I finally cut them back.
Tongue of shoe scratches ankle
Overall I like the shoe...BUT the piece around the tongue Is not soft AT ALL. If scratches my skin so much a scab forms! I have to put bandaids at the spot (on both ankles) every time I wear the shoes. It's VERY annoying!!!