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Altra Zero Drop Footwear Reviews

Olympus
Olympus Posted: 9/19/14
Reviewer: Scotty Eckert from New York, NY
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes, for me, are the most comfortable running shoes I have ever owned and believe me, I have owned a lot of pairs. I run ultras and have trouble with my feet ranging from stress fractures to neuromas to broken joints. These cushiony shoes have given me the most comfort yet. I love the wide toe box and zero drop heel taking pressure off my forefoot. The only problem has been top of the foot pain from running in them for a long period of time.

Lone Peak 2
Lone Peak 2 Posted: 9/18/14
Reviewer: BRIAN HYDRO from JIM THORPE, PA
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Trail Trainer or ultra racer. A bit heavy, but nice wide toebox and zero drop. Good traction. Nice protection for rocky trails.

Torin 1.5
Torin 1.5 Posted: 9/18/14
Reviewer: len worley from austin, tx
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love the Altra Zero Drop. I don't think I will ever go back to a raised heel again. The wide spread of the toe box reduces pain I have in less spacious shoes, too.

Paradigm
Paradigm Posted: 9/17/14
Reviewer: Susan K from Carson City, NV
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

My husband just loves this shoe! He's already a fan of Altra Zero Drops, but needed a new running shoe with more substance/cushion. This one has 10X more goodies in the sole, and is very light. He usually orders wide shoes, but this one is definitely roomy enough.

Superior 1.5
Superior 1.5 Posted: 9/17/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

Horrible shoe. Weird ridge in bottom of toe box that really hurts when running or walking. Contacted company and they stated there is a design flaw but that they will do nothing but offer me a discount on a new pair. Complete waste of money.

Olympus
Olympus Posted: 9/17/14
Reviewer: from Grenada, MS
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Incredible shoe! I average 50 to 60 miles a week running road and trail. Every claim this shoe makes is real. I only have one problem and that's the tread for trails. Needs to be more aggressive. Overall, this shoe is wonderful and the transition to zero drop was not a issue at all.

Lone Peak 2
Lone Peak 2 Posted: 9/14/14
Reviewer: from Crescent City, CA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Unfortunately this shoe is only available in medium width. The fit on my left foot is okay but it is too narrow for my other foot. I will return them.

Lone Peak 2
Lone Peak 2 Posted: 9/14/14
Reviewer: from nc
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is the first pair of zero drop shoes I have tried. I walk a lot and wear them for everyday activities. I had done quite a bit of reading on these and was prepared for their running small, but in my case they ran a full athletic shoe size larger than normal. According to Altra the shoe should at first feel too wide in toebox and one should have at least a half inch leeway in length. I found this to be true and was glad I had ordered more than one size at the outset. I find this model very comfortable and particularly welcome the width of the toebox as I find that being able to spread my toes provides more stability.

Torin 1.5
Torin 1.5 Posted: 9/14/14
Reviewer: Judy Collins from Leavenworth, KS
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great walking shoe. Love the zero drop heel. I am used to Earth shoes so I had no break-in period. Would recommend a break-in period for those not used to negative or flat heel. Kind of goofy looking in the toe area because of the wideness there. Wonderful feeling to be able to spread toes and not have them squashed together. I have a narrow foot and these fit great. Hard to find narrow athletic shoes. These are made for a woman's foot not just sized down from a man's. Would recommend getting a half size longer than regular size. Will definitely buy again.

Torin 1.5
Torin 1.5 Posted: 9/14/14
Reviewer: Debra from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I normally wear an 8 1/2 in running shoes and for these I also wear an 8 1/2. I tried on three different sizes to know for sure. I cannot say how much I love these shoes. They are the most comfortable running shoe I have ever tried. I love the foot shaped toe box and how it allows for the space my toes need to be comfortable when I am running. There is plenty of cushioning for a comfortable run. When I am done with my run I am not in any hurry to toss off my shoes, they are that comfortable. I have the black with pink and orange.

Provisioness 1.5
Provisioness 1.5 Posted: 9/13/14
Reviewer: JenP from Pittsburgh, PA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I am so pleased with these shoes!! It has been a long, long search for me to find a good-fitting, comfortable shoe. I have tried so many brands and settled for things that "kind of, almost" fit, but my Altra Provisioness fees so good, I totally forget I have them on! Other minimalist or "barefoot" brands that I have tried are not wide enough in the forefoot, and if I size up to get width I always end up with a shoe that is too long as well as too loose in the heel, which leads to gait problems/knee issues. I will mention that I removed all the internal padding in this shoe. They did not feel good with the insole and especially not with the insole plus the "stability wedge." With nothing at all in there, they feel PERFECT, and the stitching does not bother me at all (I do wear a sock.) My feet are about a half size different; I actually did buy two different pairs so that each foot could have a perfect fit, and I could not be happier with these shoes! Highly recommended! I have tried on other Altra styles, and while I like the idea that they are all zero-drop, many of them had too much toe-spring and too much stack height to work for this dedicated barefooter. The Provisioness, minus the removable padding, has good flexibility and even decent ground-feel, and lets me have a natural motion. Very happy. Of course, I had better buy some moer right now, because when I find something I love, it always gets discontinued!

Superior 1.5
Superior 1.5 Posted: 9/11/14
Reviewer: from Portland, Oregon
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are great! I purchased them for my husband. We've had trouble finding the right size and shape of Altras since purchasing them a couple of years ago. He also wears the Instince 1.5 These fit him well, and in the size he has worn previously.

Lone Peak 2
Lone Peak 2 Posted: 9/10/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

This is a completely different shoe than the Lone Peak 1.5. Why fix it if it's not broken? I love the 1.5 - I buy six pairs/year. I was able to eliminate the need for orthotics when I started wearing the Lone Peak. But this new version fits totally different. I ordered a pair of these and used them once and my feet problems came back immediately. I hope they bring back the 1.5, otherwise I don't know what other shoe is similar.

Olympus
Olympus Posted: 9/9/14
Reviewer: nyamashita from Los Angeles
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I usually wear an 8.5 in my new balance shoes, but after reading the reviews I went up a whole size. The fit on the purple 9.5 was too short and I have to return it. The fit on the gun metal 9.5 was perfect. So even still the size was pretty inconsistent.

3-Sum 1.5
3-Sum 1.5 Posted: 9/7/14
Reviewer: Darren from Williamsburg, VA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

They took care of all of the issues I had with the previous version of the Sum 3. I no longer get that annoying Achilles rub and the fit was comfortable and the shoe was easy to get on in transitions for triathlons. I would buy these again, but would not buy the previous version again.

One 2
One 2 Posted: 9/2/14
Reviewer: from Fort Worth
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I have been running in Altra shoes for a while. My 7 year old has also. I finally convinced my wife to give these a try. She loves everything about them, except the markings on the side started to come off after one run. That's why I cannot give 5 stars.

Lone Peak 1.5 W
Lone Peak 1.5 W Posted: 9/2/14
Reviewer: Gina McKee from Butte Valley, CA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

My son is currently hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (Homework) and suggested these shoes for me. At 59 my feet are a wreck, Plantar Fasciitis, arthritis, etc. All I want to do is walk without pain. I am now on the right track with these great shoes. Going online now to Zappos to see if they offer them mid-ankle. Love this shoe.

One 2
One 2 Posted: 9/2/14
Reviewer: y3rsh from Lawrence, KS
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

This shoe is flexible and light. The sizing is just like my Lone Peak 1.5. I run short road speed sessions once a week on cement in these shoes. Despite being 235 pounds I find the cushioning and traction undiminished after 40 miles. The amount of cushioning is more than I expected but the shoe feels fast. I saw wear on the bottom after the first run which made me weary. They are holding up through 40 miles and the wear is not worrying me any more. I will try to remember to update this if the durability becomes an issue. If I were a road runner I would not chose this as my main shoe. Add it to your rotation for your favorite road or track workout. I will use it for my road 5K coming up. My kids think they look cool so I will wear them when it is too cold for my Lunas.

Superior 1.5
Superior 1.5 Posted: 9/2/14
Reviewer: from Fayetteville, AR
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

After being diagnosed with Tailor's bunion, I ordered the Altra Zero Drop running shoe. This has ample toe box room and does not irritate the bunion. Thanks for carrying this show Zappos!

Olympus
Olympus Posted: 9/1/14
Reviewer: Keith Poulsen from Madison, Wisconsin
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Very comfortable, lots of room in the toe box. Lots of cushion yet stable. Highly recommend these shoes. I have about 20 miles in them so far.

Torin 1.5
Torin 1.5 Posted: 8/31/14
Reviewer: Ryan McMillan from Knoxville, TN
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are awesome. I grew up a sprinter so I tend to run on my toes. The zero drop keeps me more flat footed and striking the ground very softly. They have a great feel to the ground and have perfect support. They may look a little strange but they are by far the most comfortable running shoes I have ever owned.

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