Altra Torin 2.5 £120
Altra has been making its mark in the US, specialising in zero-drop shoes with an extra-wide toebox. The Torin is its flagship neutral cushioning shoe, and while the Shoe Lab rated it as averagely cushioned in the heel, our testers found it soft and pillowy – but in the wrong places. The heel felt hard to land on, while the midfoot and forefoot were overly spongy. Add the inflexible outsole grooves and you have a shoe best kept for slower mid- to forefoot strikers looking for a hassle-free long run option.