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Paradigm
Paradigm Posted: 7/31/14
Reviewer: from Cambridge, MA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are the most beautiful, comfortable sneakers I have ever purchased. They are extremely cushioned without looking like marshmallows. They seemed to run short though. Unfortunately, I have a neuroma in between a few toes and even these shoes do not alleviate the pain. Not optimistic that any shoe will.

Instinct 2
Instinct 2 Posted: 7/31/14
Reviewer: from Tel Aviv, Israel
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great shoe. Light, flat sole and roomy toe box. It really fits the natural shape and the human feet. Money well spent. The shape is really a break through. No one has pointy toes, so why are other shoe manufacturer create a pointy toe box? train your feet muscles and arch and you will be less in need for arch support. This shoe is natural - no pronounced arch support. order half size larger. I usually wear 11 and 11.5 would have fit me better. That's my lesson for the next pair. I hope those will still be manufactured when I'll buy the next pair because I will definitely go for those!

Lone Peak 1.5 W
Lone Peak 1.5 W Posted: 7/28/14
Reviewer: Naomi Hudetz from Portland, OR
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I just finished my Appalachian Trail thru hike, and I can honestly say that these shoes AMAZED me. On the recommendation of two other thru hikers I took a chance on these and I could not be more pleased. First, after over 2100 miles, I did not have any blisters. Zero. None. On my previous thru hikes I was the blister queen, so this alone was astonishing. Second, at the end of the day, I had no foot fatigue. On my previous thru hikes I would rub my feet every night to help relieve the pain. I continued this practice on the AT, but it wasn't necessary. My feet felt fine at the end of the day. Third, I did not use any fancy insoles. I used to buy expensive insoles that molded to my foot, but with these there is absolutely no need. Fourth, the sole is rugged enough for the rocky trail sections. I was worried that the rocky trail would cause foot pain, but I was again pleasantly surprised! And finally, the toe box is wide enough to allow my feet to expand during the day. This is key!! I can't say enough good things!

Torin 1.5
Torin 1.5 Posted: 7/28/14
Reviewer: Jennie Harris from Orange County, California
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I was looking for a wide toe box. My big toe is longer than my other toes, and so many shoes seem to round out in that area, cramping my toe. I tried the Paradigm, Repetition, and Intuition 2, but the Torin 1.5 was most comfortable for me. I have high arches, and I'm recovering from a partial tear in a tendon. I've been wearing the Torins for about a month mainly for walking and regular errands, and they make my feet feel good. My podiatrist said he preferred a shoe with an elevated heel, but he was open to the idea of these. My chiropractor thinks my shoes might be helping with my back. I do have to stretch my calves and Achilles daily to keep them from getting too tight. I wear an 11.5 and the 12s fit comfortably.

Torin 1.5
Torin 1.5 Posted: 7/25/14
Reviewer: Marcia Nordmann from West Des Moines, Iowa
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes have eliminated heel pain for me. I am a 59 year old woman, that has learned men's shoes are not only cheaper, but they fit older feet better. I love these shoes and they have walked all over Disney World with no foot pain!

Olympus
Olympus Posted: 7/24/14
Reviewer: Jake Blough from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I am a huge Altra fan for starters. Initially, the cantilevered toe feels strange, and walking around feels strange, but once you get to a run, these are amazing! While they don't have the aggressive traction of the Lone Peak's, they stand up well to many surfaces including pavement well. In my first two 5k's I ran 1.5min/mile faster than my usual pace, and on trail I am quicker by 1min/mile. After 13 miles my feet still felt brand new. These are my new racing training shoes for all but the most technical terrain.

Intuition 2
Intuition 2 Posted: 7/23/14
Reviewer: Kim from New York City
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are so comfortable!! I bought them to add a running shoe into my routine and was told that these helped to enforce efficient midfoot running. Because of a previous knee injury, I run shorter distances in these and longer distances in my more supportive Asics. I recommend these and also recommend easing into them like Altra recommends. My ankles and calves definitely noticed a change in position. I started with 1 mile and gradually increased. One final note, the Altra website recommended a size 7 but I wound up keeping the 7 1/2.

Olympus
Olympus Posted: 7/22/14
Reviewer: from chicago, IL
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

First: It was a Zappos agent that directed me to consider buying this model of Altra, including the size I decided on. He was spot on! Thank you so much! Now the Altra Zero: This shoe is exactly what I needed to do cross-fit type exercises in spite of having older, weaker knees. I have good mobility and balance with them plus jumping and landing feels even more comfortable than when wearing two other brands that use sole-imbedded springs to reduce impact.

Lone Peak 1.5 W
Lone Peak 1.5 W Posted: 7/21/14
Reviewer: from Boulder, CO
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have been running in these for almost a year now. I switched to Altras because of previous injury in other shoes and because I have wide feet. I also run in the Provisioness (road shoe). The Lone Peaks are my absolute favorite shoe. They are very comfortable for long runs (I regularly do half marathons and train on alot of trails). Not a fan of the mud rudder in the back as I find it flips mud up on to me, however it seems easy enough to cut off if it bugs you that bad (I left it alone). Definitely a 5 star shoe.

Olympus
Olympus Posted: 7/21/14
Reviewer: from Nebraska
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Very comfortable shoe. I normally wear an 8.5 in athletic shoes and ordered that in this style. My big toe hits the end of the shoe so next pair will be a 9.0.

Intuition Everyday
Intuition Everyday Posted: 7/20/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

These shoes are okay. There is some cushion but not a ton. If you run and wear flip flops a lot I don't think the transition to these shoes is as bad as they make it sound in the direction for transitioning. But then I don't walk miles in these shoe either...just for work. If you have back issues depending on your particular injury these shoes could go either way. But that being said I'm not overly excited about these shoes, just okay.

Instinct Everyday
Instinct Everyday Posted: 7/20/14
Reviewer: Mark Stevens from Fort Worth, Texas
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

As someone with a wide foot I've always had trouble finding shoes that don't press against my little toes, but these Altra Zero Drop shoes fit just great. For some reason most shoes, even those in 4E widths, begin tapering towards the tip of the shoe way too early, but thankfully the Altra folks have discovered that shoes should be shaped like feet...what a concept! I'm on my feet all day, and these shoes make all the difference. Just be aware that these shoes, in my experience, run quite small. I typically wear a 10 or 10 1/2, but I had to return the 10 1/2s I initially ordered for 11 1/2s. I would prefer more arch support, as well as a more padded insole, but otherwise these are ideal. Given the perfect fit of this pair I'll definitely be trying their athletic shoes.

Instinct 2
Instinct 2 Posted: 7/19/14
Reviewer: from Honolulu, Hawaii
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

The most comfortable shoes I have ever worn, but buy at least a half size larger than usual. I hope they last a long time.

Provision 1.5
Provision 1.5 Posted: 7/19/14
Reviewer: adam ferguson from Guam
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Not my first pair of Altra's. Have been wearing minimal or zero drop running and work out shoes for 3 years. To consider this shoe you should be aware of zero drop. This is a good shoe for cross fitness, toe box is wide which is what Altra is known for, and does not have the enormous padding of Hoka, but more than NB. Can't go wrong with the fit and quality of Altra.

Superior 1.5
Superior 1.5 Posted: 7/19/14
Reviewer: Susan Olsher from Salem, Oregon
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have tried many shoes and had a difficult finding a pair that was comfortable. These felt good the minute I put them on. Wide toe box, lightweight, and great arch support as I have very high arches. I have two pair (different colors). Love these shoes. I use them for aerobics.

Intuition 2
Intuition 2 Posted: 7/19/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

All of the reviews said to order a half size wider. I did and they were still a little snug. I do have wide feet and also ordered the men's shoe. I am keeping the men's.

Instinct 2
Instinct 2 Posted: 7/18/14
Reviewer: C Camp from Missouri
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I usually wear 7, get a 7.5 in these and they were almost too short. Roomy at the toe. I don't run but these are very comfortable for standing long hours at work. I have Morton's neuroma and can get through a 12-hour shift with no pain with these. Uglier than they look in the picture. Like ugly little pillows for your feet.

Instinct Everyday
Instinct Everyday Posted: 7/18/14
Reviewer: C Camp from Missouri
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I usually wear 7, had to get a 8 in these but they were wide enough through the metatarsals, just barely snug. Roomy at the toe. I don't run but these are very comfortable for standing long hours at work. I have Morton's neuroma and can get through a 12-hour shift with no pain with these.

Intuition Everyday
Intuition Everyday Posted: 7/18/14
Reviewer: C. Camp from Missouri
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I usually wear 8W-8.5W, had to get a 9 in these but they were wide enough through the metatarsals, just barely snug. Roomy at the toe. I don't run but these are very comfortable for standing long hours at work. I have Morton's neuroma and can get through a 12-hour shift with no pain with these.

Torin 1.5
Torin 1.5 Posted: 7/17/14
Reviewer: Jim Shewmaker from Collinsville IL
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I tried Altra without ever having put on a pair of them because I was having trouble with my left foot going to sleep! I walk 4.5 miles up some very tough hills so the large toe box was appealing! I've had a piece of that foot cut off up by the toe area! For me it was love at first walk! I will use Altra and Zappos every time from now on! Call them and get free next day air! Great shoe even better service!

Intuition 2
Intuition 2 Posted: 7/16/14
Reviewer: from Marin County, CA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I can't review these as running shoes because I use them for casual wear. I bought the white with green trim and they have a cute funky look. The Altra perfectly flat sole (zero drop) and the wide toe box make these some of the most comfortable and healthy shoes I've ever worn. I also have the Lone Peak 1.5 in black that I also use for casual wear. The two shoes have a different feel so if you're a runner I suggest you try more than one style.

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