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One 2
One 2 Posted: 1/28/15
Reviewer: from Tulsa, Oklahoma
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I loved these shoes. Ordered another pair. They are so flexible, have reasonable support, wide toe box and they are cute. I workout six days a week, and these are my best companions. Thanks Zappos. What great customer service. Always kind, know their product and ship out fast. This time it took an extra day. A little disappointed in that, but so much better than anyone else. Also like privately entering my credit card. Very proactive Zappos. Thanks!

One 2
One 2 Posted: 1/28/15
Reviewer: iSchneggs from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Featherlight! Comfortable! Wide! Seems like the size 13 should be about 1/4 inch longer, but my guess is that the padding will compress making more room. Will find out in Spring 2015 (if it comes!).

Torin 1.5
Torin 1.5 Posted: 1/22/15
Reviewer: from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are super comfortable running shoes! I've done a few 5-7 mile runs in these and I have had no trouble with sore feet/ankles/shins/etc. They have more cushioning than my Altra Intuition 1.5 and the ride is stiffer than my nike free 3.0. They get pretty good traction on wet and dry pavement but can get slippery in snow/ice. I have narrow heels and wide forefeet and Altra are one of the few brands that fit my feet well. I have really high arches and I find the arch support adequate. I usually wear a 9 or 9.5 in running shoes and an 8.5 fits me perfect. I wish they came in more colors because I would definitely buy more pairs if they did.

Torin 1.5
Torin 1.5 Posted: 1/19/15
Reviewer: L from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I absolutely love these shoes! I went and tried them on in a store when getting fitted for a track running shoe, the only problem with them for me is, my arch collapses when I run and my ankle rolls inward. These shoes need some more stability in my opinion. I bought them for only walking. They are the most comfortable shoes that I have ever had! I have extremely wide feet with a history of purchasing shoes that are 4E wide or a couple sizes too big, with the wide toe box, I got my correct size and it feels amazing. I have had these shoes for a couple of weeks and use them on my multi mile walk multiple times a week. One thing about them that I do not like is that they are not attractive. Most people my age are wearing the newest and coolest shoes and I am stuck in these. They do not have the same appeal as Nike Free Runs (which ruin your knees), Adidas Blade Runner shoes, Under Armor, or any of the cool brands. Otherwise, I love how comfortable they are!

One 2
One 2 Posted: 1/17/15
Reviewer: Karl from Boston
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

The shoe feels great, except that the toe box isn't tall enough. The front of the shoe impinged on the tops of my big toes, so for this reason I had to return the shoe.

Instinct Everyday
Instinct Everyday Posted: 1/16/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I ordered a pair of these in the hopes that they would help me be at least "semi-comfortable" while walking. I have a Morton's neuroma on my right foot. These shoes have changed my life. I tried everything before this, running shoes, waling shoes, cheap shoes, expensive shoes, foam and gel shoe inserts from all the major manufactures, but nothing worked until I got these. My only complaint is that I wish they had a them in black, not just gray. Come on Altara, throw me a bone, and make a black set.

Torin 1.5
Torin 1.5 Posted: 1/14/15
Reviewer: neil from northern California
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

Mixed Review: I loved these shoes after one month that I ordered another pair (very wide toe, comfortable, zero drop for good feel on trail). I trail run once a week. However, after two months, the rubber on the toe and sides of shoe was peeling away, and worst of all, the structure of the shoe where the inner heel hits the shoe began to chafe. The Atra Zero Drop will not last (my Brooks Pure Cadence 3, bought simultaneously are still going strong). And avoid if you have a narrow heel.

Intuition Everyday
Intuition Everyday Posted: 1/11/15
Reviewer: Sherri Blose from Northeast PA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have extremely bad foot problems, having had failed surgery on one of my feet for a bunion, and the other foot with an untreated bunion. I have what I would call "special needs" for comfortable shoes. I wear custom orthotics in all my shoes and I have a job where I am constantly on my feet. These shoes have met and exceeded my expectations. I am able to function in my job with very little discomfort. I am amazed at how well they fit right from the start. Excellent, excellent shoes! I highly recommend them. They are not for every occasion, but as a work/regular-wear type shoe they are attractive enough.

Intuition Everyday
Intuition Everyday Posted: 1/10/15
Reviewer: Sharon Norris from Blue Ash, OH
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have worn a couple of different Altra styles for running, and have loved the wide toe area and the feeling of the zero drop technology. I bought these shoes to wear to work. (I work as a teacher.) They seemed to run a lot smaller than my other Altra shoes, and I ended up needing to size up a whole size. Once I got the right size, the shoes have been great! My toes, knees and back feel so good when I wear them all day. The shoe color is sort of an olive brown, and it goes with most casual pants and jeans. As with most "comfort type" shoes, they aren't the most stylish shoe on the planet. However, they are cuter than they appear in the picture and they don't look big and clunky on. If you are looking for a comfortable everyday shoe, I would highly recommend these shoes.

Repetition
Repetition Posted: 1/8/15
Reviewer: D Perry from Coloma Michigan
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Very nice shoes I have foot pain and bought these for Disney World and walked average 8 miles a day. Feet felt great so if you are overweight, out of shape, have foot issues but want to start getting for or going to Disney this is your answer. However I recommend keeping your old shoes on hand until your feet get used to the shoes because these shoes strengthen your calves and feet. So the first week or so you muscles and feet will feel tired. But your calves and posture will thank you. And toe box is amazing. I can't believe more shoe companies don't use this idea. And lots of compliments on my space she shoes!

One 2
One 2 Posted: 1/7/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

By far the most comfortable shoe I have ever had on my feet. These shoes are amazing! My feet always seem to hurt no matter what shoes I wear. I recently consulted a orthopedic foot surgeon because my right foot became very sore whenever I walked for any length of time in any shoes. There was nothing visibly wrong, but it sure hurt on the bottom of my foot, just where my second toe meets the rest of my foot. I was told by my doctor to wear a good running shoe with a partial orthotic insert in it. I bought 2 pair and sure enough, they worked and my foot is fine as long as I wear my running shoes whenever I do any amount of walking, like shopping etc. I bought these because I liked the color! I cannot believe the comfort! They blow all my other shoes out of the water. They looked a little strange when I first put them on, but really looked great on my feet. But most important, they feel amazing. They are a little pricey, but worth every penny, and they're cute too!

Torin 1.5
Torin 1.5 Posted: 1/7/15
Reviewer: from miami beach
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I can't believe this shoe! I have been suffering from bunions and burning forefoot for almost a year. I am a runner and have had to go from running 5-8 miles several times a week to walking 3, I couldn't take the pain. After going through at least 12 pairs of shoes (thank goodness for Zappos) I found these! We just came back from 2 weeks in Europe...walking everywhere...no pain! I ran in them today...no pain! I did put in athletic Dr Scholls for added comfort.

One 2
One 2 Posted: 1/6/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Wow, I can't believe all the other reviewers found these to run true to size. I am size 10 1/2 and often wear size 11. I ordered size 11 in this shoe, and my big toe (which is my longest toe) was jammed against the front of the shoe. This is my first time to try Altra brand. I love the wide toe box, zero drop, and how lightweight these shoes are. The heel fits nice and snugly, and the shoe is very comfortable. I will try the larger size and hope it is long enough.

One 2
One 2 Posted: 1/6/15
Reviewer: Tiffany from New Jersey
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Tried the original One and it did not fit well, felt much larger than what I wear (5.5). But I needed a racing flat and said why not try the One^2 it has had some great reviews. Wore them at a half marathon for the first time and it was perfect! So snappy, but gave me enough cushion that it did not bother my calves afterward like some racing flats do. I love running in Altra's, I will even wear my old ones around at work because they are still comfortable and my legs never hurt afterward! Even after working for over 10hours! My feet always thank me because of the wide toe box. Never had an issue with blisters or black toe nails with Altra. Great shoe, great brand!

Superior 1.5
Superior 1.5 Posted: 1/5/15
Reviewer: GumptionRunner from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I am not going to lie. I love the aesthetic design of these shoes. Sure you can buy your standard running shoes that can handle the road and the trail but standard is boring. The Superior 1.5 spices things up a bit with a dash of style that you will appreciate whether you're hitting the trail or just tossing on some jeans for an errand run to the store. The benefit of the Superior, and its CheckerTrail Outsole is two-fold. First it offers tremendous ground feel which minimalist runners will appreciate. But in addition, the unique checkered layout provides a glossy smooth ride over the tarmac. In other words, you now have one outsole to rule every surface that you cover. Of course, just because we may be running through the great wide open, our trail runs are not always a walk in the park. Towards those ends, Altra's Quick Dry Trail Mesh feels light on your foot, cool on hot days, and dries quickly when sweat or external moisture threatens your toes. Just remember these shoes fall into the minimalist cushioning category which will take some adjusting if it is not something that you are used too. The shoes do fall in the minimal cushioning category which is worth noting for those who have not yet given themselves over to the minimalist lifestyle.

Torin 1.5
Torin 1.5 Posted: 1/5/15
Reviewer: Ryan from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Having a hard time finding a minimalist, zero-drop shoe that still offers a touch of cushioning from the world underfoot? You simply haven’t encountered the Torin 1.5 Running Shoe. Altra’s Torin 1.5 neutral running shoe embraces the idea of minimalist design without shortchanging you on cushioning or comfort. I didn't fall head over heels for the first generation Torin. But what a difference a year makes. While Altra left the essence of the shoe alone in the 1.5, it feels like a completely refreshed running experience. Breathable air mesh goes from the tips of your toes the back of your heel for an improved fit while also allowing air to flow freely through the shoes to keep those hard working feet cool and comfortable. The new upper also feels more flexible and lends a nice aesthetic to the this next generation Torin. The combination of the Natural Ride System (NRS) and FootPod Outsole provide ample feedback from the road while following the anatomy of the human foot, minimizing any external influence from the shoe on your gait. If you're looking for a ride that gives you the benefits of the zero drop experience without dropping you right to the concrete then you should check out the Torin 1.5.

Lone Peak 2
Lone Peak 2 Posted: 1/4/15
Reviewer: Becca from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

The Lone Peak 2.0 is a great update of already great shoes. Altra improved the lugs in the sole, which improved traction tremendously. They also gave the shoes more cushioning, which is excellent for long runs in the mountains ("long" meaning over 50 miles, these shoes can take it!). I have odd-shaped feet due to a bone spur on the top, but the tongue in this new shoe was very comfortable and does not move around at all. The sizing is a little off - I am usually a 9½ in Altra shoes, but in these I had to get a 10.

One 2
One 2 Posted: 1/4/15
Reviewer: RBK from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I run a lot on trails, and had grown to love the wide toebox of Altra's Lone Peak 1.5s. Anytime I went to put on my typical road shoes, my feet and toes would feel uncomfortable and the shoes too narrow. I bought the One2s hoping that their wide toe box would make my feet happy again, and they did! Aside from the wonderfully wide toe box, the shoes are a very comfortable underfoot, with plenty of cushion, while maintaining good flexibility. I wear them on road, track, as well as less technical trail (bridal path or crushed gravel) for distances from 4 to over 20 miles. I would recommend them for anyone wanting to feel light, fast and responsive on their feet.

Superior 1.5
Superior 1.5 Posted: 1/4/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I wear a 4E, and with a thin pair of socks, they fit fine. I like being able to take the rock guard out. Great traction in the mud The built in Velcro on the hell for gaiters is a nice touch. They could move the lacing system back a little. It hits my big toe a toe off, and takes a while to break that part in They a well padded in the heel, and fit like a glove I have to land forefoot first like barefoot running, because of the three torn disc in my lower back. I took the insoles out and put in a flat foam pad for a little more clearance in the toe box.

Olympus
Olympus Posted: 1/3/15
Reviewer: ST from D/FW
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love them. Ran 3 miles in them today and I'm just so happy with them. I usually wear Brooks pure flow and I was looking for more cushion. And width in the toe box. I am super happy to start my half marathon training with these bad boys!

Repetition
Repetition Posted: 1/3/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I was so excited to try this shoe when it came out because I had been wearing the Hoka Mafate and Bondi B for max cushioning, but I was getting awful blisters on my toes whenever I did longer runs in them. I loved these from the first step, both on roads and trails, and put almost 700 miles on before I retired them. I never noticed the stabilization built into the shoe, so they did their job quietly and effectively. And guess what? No more blisters. The dark colors made them nice for everyday use, as well. I would definitely recommend these shoes.

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