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Shoe Review: Altra Instinct (Intuition) 4.5

The Altra Instinct (men) or Intuition (women) 4.5 is the latest updated support road runner from Altra. This is an update to the 4.0 and it definitely feels like more than a bump as they have updated the upper, midsole, and outsole all at once. The biggest update we noticed was the fit which somehow fell apart in the 4.0s, every pair running about a half inch small. This appears ...

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Altra Superior 35 16

Shoe Review: Altra Superior 3.5

Altra continues to improve on one of their maintstays, the Superior with the introduction of the 3.5. With minor improvements only, this is definitely just a tweak, but also a classic “if it ain’t broke, then don’t fix it” mentality. When it comes to the Superior, this is a recipe for success because when it comes to lower cushion trail shoes with major grip, it’s hard to find better. Construction: ...

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Altra LonePeak 35 5

Shoe Review: Altra Lone Peak 3.5

The Lone Peak has always been my staple trail shoe when it comes to Altra. You’ve got the Superior which has a little less cushion, more ground feel, and typically works better for a little more speed. The Olympus on the other hand is all about stack height, so a ton of cushion, designed for distance, and a slow roll. The Lone Peak hits the sweet spot where you get ...

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Altra Paradigm 3 5

Shoe Review: Altra Paradigm 3.0

The Paradigm is the shoe that initially made me fall in love with Altra. I was never really sure about zero drop, but the additional cushion from the Paradigm really allowed me to explore this world with a little more support. I had been patiently waiting for this new model, so when it arrived at our doorstep I threw on almost instantly. Construction: Upper The upper on the Paradigm 3.0 has ...

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Shoe Review: Altra One V3

Tha Altra One has always been a mainstay in their lineup since day one. It represents everything from Altra has been preaching from the beginning including a lower stack height and less cushion, ZeroDrop, and a FootShape toe box. It’s also always been the lightest shoe they make, so what we have here is a shoe made for performance. A lot of folks were excited to see what was next ...

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Altra Torin3 Featured

Shoe Review: Altra Torin 3.0

The Torin has always been a mainstay in the Altra lineup with its mid level cushioning and lighter weight while also still reaming true to Altra’s roots. You still get all the tech they offer like Zero Drop and their FootShape toe box and it’s not as aggressive as the One or as cushioned as the Paradigm. The last version of the Torin ran a little tight across the middle, ...

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Altra KingMT Featured

Shoe Review: Altra King MT

We've got something really different in today's review, the new Altra King MT. Visually it's got something total different going on, that much is clear, so why the strap, how does it feel, do you need it, and honestly, what is this shoe designed for even? Also, the strap is one thing, but lugs on this shoe are like nothing Altra has gone with prior. We jump into all that ...

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BostonMarathon2017 Featured

Boston Marathon 2017 Shoe Round-Up

We are rapidly closing in on the big day for a lot of runners around the world, the start of the 2017 Boston Marathon. While we really enjoy the beauty of the run, the people, the city, and the achievement; what we really like are shoes. Every year manufacturers release special editions specifically for Boston and we have started our round-up. We will keep this updated as more release, but ...

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Altra Escalante Featured

Shoe Review: Altra Escalante

There is a growing movement in the running shoe industry and we are seeing more and more manufacturers jump on board, the trend is knit based uppers. Today we are talking specifically about the Altra Escalante. This is their first foray into the area and they have gone extreme with it, where others are still including overlays and structural elements to the upper in addition, this thing is 100% engineered ...

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