Altra Escalante 1.5 2

Shoe Review: Altra Escalante 1.5

When Altra introduced the Escalante last year, it is safe to say everyone was a little skeptical. They were departing from their traditional mesh/overlay driven upper, they had swapped their entire midsole with this whole new thing called EGO... I mean, what were they thinking? Then everyone got their hands on it and minds were blown. The shoe was super light, responsive, and so comfortable. The question was, how were ...

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Altra Paradigm 4.0 2

Shoe Review: Altra Paradigm 4.0

In what might be a favorite Altra evolution to date, the Paradigm has been fully redesigned in this 4.0 version. The last version of the Paradigm felt lvery squishy and it feels like Altra really went back to the drawing board and came up with a shoe that combines some of the great features from all portions of the lineup. This includes features like the EGO mid from the Escalante ...

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Altra Solstice 2

Shoe Review: Altra Vanish-R vs. Altra Solstice

Are you looking for a super light racing flat? Do you love that barely there feeling in a road shoe? If the answer is yes to either of those questions, then let us introduce the Altra Vanish-R and the Solstice. These two shoes came in a little under the radar, meaning that literally we really didn’t expect them and honestly, didn’t know a lot of folks were asking for them. ...

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Altra Instinct 4.5 3

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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Altra OneV3 Featured

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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