Altra Torin 4 Crush Running Shoes
The popular Torin has been fine-tuned for the racecourse with the Altra Torin 4 Crush Running Shoes. With a lighter and more responsive construction, achieve new personal bests on style and comfort.
Breathable Performance Mesh Upper
As your activity begins to intensify, warm muggy air starts to build up within the shoe. This is able to escape out of the shoe through the material on the upper. Once removed, cooler air is able to permeate the layer, which will give the feet a cooler environment. Moisture created from sweat is also able to escape away from the feet before the material naturally wicks it away. Thicker coverage over the forefoot and heel will provide protection from accidental impacts and heavy forces. The shoe uses a traditional lacing system which will make it easy to achieve a secure and comfortable fit. The upper uses Altra’s developed technology Footshape. This will allow the feet and the toes to naturally splay in a wide toe box. By having more space, this will allow the foot to relax and spread out, working to reduce over-pronation, enhance stability and creating a far more powerful toe-off. A soft insole will provide next to skin cushioning and comfort.
The Torin 4 Crush uses Altra’s innovative Quantic midsole. This new technology provides you with a perfect blend of soft cushioning and extreme responsiveness all whilst being extremely lightweight. Towards the top of the midsole, the Quantic material is extremely soft, which will mean that when facing impact from the feet it will gently cushion them. Further down, the material is firmer which will mean that all impacts will be absorbed instantly and effectively. The energy absorbed and created from other motion will be transferred into rebound, providing you with an extremely responsive ride. The midsole in the Torin 4 Crush has 2mm less cushioning than the Torin 4 PLSH, which makes the shoe lighter and faster. Within the midsole, Altra have used their Innerflex technology. These are grid-like grooves inserted in the midsole, which will allow your feet to flex without causing any damage to the shoe. It also removes excess weight from the shoe, making it feel lighter allowing for more speed and performance. The midsole has a zero-drop, which promotes a more natural gait cycle, allowing you to find a natural rhythm and foot strike.
Durable Rubber Outsole
The outsole is designed to give you control and as a result, it will give you confidence when on the roads. The rubber is able to form a solid grip on a wide range of different surfaces to provide strong traction, keeping you in firm control. Additionally, the rubber is abrasion resistant and will stand up against hard surfaces to maintain its shape and definition. The outsole has a strategic decoupling, which allows it to flex more to give you a smooth and fluid ride. Multidirectional grooves will further anchor the foot in place, providing a solid base for takeoffs, changes of direction and slowing down.
Altra started in the back room of a speciality running store in the Wasatch Mountains, United States of America. The store noticed they were getting runners from all over the country visiting and complaining of knee pain, shin splints and recurring foot pain. One person in particular noticed this, Golden Harper the founder of Altra. Golden studied running injuries in college and combining his knowledge of injuries and a video analysis at his store made it easy to see and more understandable that traditional running shoes promoted poor form and excessive impact.
This switched on the lightbulb in Golden Harper’s head and made him want to help runners achieve their best without pain as well as run and live healthy, happy and naturally. Early concepts were made in a toaster oven and were created to try a new way to reduce the injuries of Altra’s customers. The toaster oven served a purpose of melting outsoles off of traditional running shoes and then Golden removed the excess heel elevation. This helped Altra to start creating zero drop running shoes.
The zero drop was just one of the steps taken to return runners feet to their natural position, Altra built a distinctive footshape toe box specifically to help alleviate foot problems. It also enhanced stability and comfort while providing a more powerful push-off.
Breathable – Air can flow in and out for ventilation.
Moisture Wicking – Sweat is drawn away from the feet before being wicked away.
Protection – Thicker material covers the forefoot and heel for protection.
Traditional Lacing – Easy to achieve a comfortable fit.
Footshape – Wide toe box allows the forefoot to splay comfortably.
Soft Insole – Provides next to skin cushioning and comfort.
Quantic Midsole – Developed midsole technology that delivers soft cushioning and a responsive ride.
Lightweight – The midsole has 2mm less cushioning than the Torin 4 PLSH, making it faster.
Innerflex – Grid-like grooves inserted into the midsole for flexibility.
Zero Drop – Promotes a more natural gait cycle, allowing you to find a natural rhythm and foot strike.
Strong Grip – The rubber will form a solid grip with a wide range of different surfaces.
Abrasion Resistant – Improves the lifespan and funtionality of the outsole.
Strategic Decoupling – Allows the outsole to flex further for a smooth and fluid ride.
Multidirectional Grooves – Dig into the ground for a solid base to takeoff from.
Stack Height – 26mm
Heel to Toe Drop – 0mm
Weight – 257g
Type:Cushioned / Neutral
Brand: Altra products