In the span of only a couple of years, Altra is turning the heads of road runners and trail runners alike as a top running shoe brand. On display next to established companies that have been around for decades, Altra has hit the ground running with innovative designs that feature a patented Zero Drop midsole and FootShape Toe Box. Both of these features are present on the Altra Torin 2.5.
Founded by elite runners, Altra's focus is based solely on the design of running shoes that provide a natural ride. Evidence of the time and energy spent comes from the shoe being one of the most comfortable, roomy, and creatively designed road running shoes in our test group. Altra produces a very good overall shoe, but its FootShape Toe Box certainly suits some better than others — not all feet are shaped the same. We noticed this standard foot shape design versus foot shape reality issue with the Vibram V-Run as well. Not all feet are shaped the same and if your toes look like mine (second toe longer than the first), there might be models better suited to you.