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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.

Provision 1.5
Provision 1.5 Posted: 7/15/14
Reviewer: Ryan Heuser from Orange County
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Wanted to share a positive review for the Altra Zero Drop Provision. I just completed the Vineman 70.3 in them... I also run 1/2 Marathons etc... I have found this to be a solid all around shoe. I do demand more than the average Joe who's looking for training/running shoe and this one has stood up to my expectations. I was pleasantly surprised... I'm always looking for a great neutral shoe that will offer support for longer distances but also one that is lightweight and has a smaller profile. (Sorry Hoka One, not gonna happen). I really like the feel of the Altra toe box, it allows toes to spread naturally but without the feeling of the shoe being loose. One thing to point out is that there's a small support strip over the top of the toe box, on the outside of the shoe. Not sure if it's just cosmetic or serves a function but my first impression after putting them on was that it was going to rub because you do feel it. This was not the case. I would recommend this shoe to anyone who is looking for a solid performing neutral and also for anyone kinda tired of the usual suspects. I've had good luck with the Brooks Pure Drift in the past but am not happy with their current offering. Altra could use some help on their colors for shoes but looking beyond the vanity aspects I highly recommend this shoe.

One 2
One 2 Posted: 7/15/14
Reviewer: Amanda from Washington, DC
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I run 15-20 miles a week and I've been looking for a neutral shoe (I under pronate). These are great. First time wearing them I ran 5 miles. I had no numbness, blistering, or foot soreness. My only complaint is the style. They are not pretty. I ordered them in purple b/c the blue was not available at the time. In addition to the color, the unique wide toe box just looks weird. This doesn't bother me as I prefer performance/comfort to style when it comes to running gear.

Torin 1.5
Torin 1.5 Posted: 7/14/14
Reviewer: Ann from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I marked runs full size smaller because that was my only option. In reality, I wear an 8 street shoe and need a 9.5 in this shoe. I still love them and I will say that I don't have any more plantar fasciitis since switching to zero rise shoes as much as possible.

Intuition Everyday
Intuition Everyday Posted: 7/13/14
Reviewer: sandy from salem oregon
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love this shoe; the heel hurt a wee bit for the first week and now they are perfect. I watered the lawn in them the other day and they got really wet but my sock was dry. Living in Oregon that is important! They are so comfortable and the arch support is perfect and the weight is light. Very comfortable shoe, I recommend it highly!

Intuition Everyday
Intuition Everyday Posted: 7/11/14
Reviewer: from Florida
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I wear Altra Intuition running shoes and love them so I figured I'd try some Everyday shoes as well. The left foot felt great, but the right foot has some quality control issues and is very uncomfortable around the heel. It's as if the seam is in the wrong place and rubs against the back of my heel. You can tell by looking at it, it's not right. I wish both shoes were of the same quality because I think I would have liked them. Not paying a lot for something that hurts.

Torin 1.5
Torin 1.5 Posted: 7/11/14
Reviewer: from Salt Lake City, UT
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

My feet were a little sore the first week but I love the Torin 1.5 shoe. I am a walker and put about 20 miles a week in them. The Zero Drop really made a comfortable change from old elevated heel shoes. The extra forefoot room is also very comfortable. I would like to try some of the other Altra shoes but the colors are a little loud for an old conservative individual.

Superior 1.5
Superior 1.5 Posted: 7/11/14
Reviewer: from NYC
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

Too small & I'm already up a size. My toes are right against the sneaker. Boxy toe bed does not look good on larger sizes. Might look cute on a size 6 but on size 12 I can wear the shoe box and it would have the same look. It's being returned.

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