Evaluation If youre a light, quick runner who wants a good-value, decently stable everyday shoe, you could do well with the Gel Torrance. Entry-level shoes are often reasonably lightweight because to be honest theres not much to them, but the Torrance is amazingly so. It has the design of a day-in, day-out shoe and the weight of a good racer/trainer, and yet its not obviously flimsy.
Its not a high-mileage shoe, though, as youd expect at this price. Compare it with Asicss £60 stability shoe, the Gel-1060, and youll notice that the Torrance has a softer ride, which in this case translates into a less durable midsole. The upper is more basic, too, though it has a secure fit, an effective speed-lacing system, and a roomier forefoot than
In short The Gel Torrance isnt built with the responsiveness of a performance trainer, but it does have the exceptionally light weight. If youre a light, quick runner who doesnt need huge durability, youll find this a hard-to-beat basic model.
Try it if you liked Reebok Electrolyte (£50); New Balance 729 (£50); Nike Air Alate Extra (£45)