Someone asked me the other day what kind of road (versus trail) running shoe I like. I told him, the Altra Torin. It's the best shoe I've ever run in, and I have tried a lot of shoes.
It has completely changed my running. In normal shoes (the kind with a drop) your toes tend to go to sleep and bunch up. You want your toes to spread, activate, and grip the ground. The Torin is great for that and therefore great for me, but I'm sure it's not for every runner.
Happy running everyone!