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Lone Peak 3 Mid Neoshell
Lone Peak 3 Mid Neoshell Posted:
Reviewer: from N. Idaho
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I've had at least 5 pairs of Altras but these are the first boots I've tried. I do have an older low cut pair of Lone Peaks which I have almost worn out. Altra seems to have gone back to the original sizing so I was able to wear an 11 instead of a 12. The width is excellent and allows me to wear them with the CorrectToes toe spacers. I had worn them around town for several weeks and finally am on vacation where the ground is not covered with feet of snow so I can do some hiking. I've found them very comfortable for the short hikes I've done. The soles are excellent on rocky terrain and the cuffs are comfortable but supportive. I've not gotten them wet so no comment on that. I recommend these if you are looking for a boot with a wide toe box. They do have more arch support than my other Altras but I have not removed the insole as I wanted to trial them as is.

One Jr (Big Kids)
One Jr (Big Kids) Posted:
Reviewer: from Oklahoma
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

My nine year old loves to run and absolutely loves the shoes. He has tried on several brands and none of them but like these. They are lightweight with a wide toe box and just perfect for running. We have adult friends who wear these for running and love them as well.

Superior 3
Superior 3 Posted:
Reviewer: from Mid-Atlantic region
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is my third pair of Altra running shoes. I love them! The zero drop and the natural shaped toe box are heaven for my feet! I do not think I will go back to regular sneakers unless they incorporate the natural toe box in their design. A real winner. It is hard for me to put on regular shoes after these. So comfortable. I have the Altra One also and they are a tad more comfortable just because the tread is not as aggressive so they are more flexible. I ordered 1/2 size up and fit perfectly.

Desert Boot
Desert Boot Posted:
Reviewer: from Los Angeles
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

Advertised as a zero drop footbed but there was in fact an arch in the shoe. Interesting concept but the materials of this shoe is cheaply made. My job requires me to stand and move around and these shoes do are not designed to wick away pespiration. After work I took the shoes off and my feet were clammy and sweaty. There is also too much foam on the sole of the shoe and I found myself landing awkwardly on my ankles while jumping steps. I was not happy with this purchase and sent them back to zappos warehouse.

Lone Peak 3 Mid Neoshell
Lone Peak 3 Mid Neoshell Posted:
Reviewer: from Linwood, NJ
Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

The shoes look and feel great but this company's sizing is all over the place. I've tried several styles and sizes and it's just too frustrating.

Lone Peak 3
Lone Peak 3 Posted:
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great upgrade from the previous Lone Peak model!

Paradigm 2
Paradigm 2 Posted:
Reviewer: from Sarasota
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I have the Altra Torin 2.5 that I'm very happy with. I supinate and that shoe accommodates that. The Paradigm 2.0doesn't. Also the Torin 2.5 is cushioned and this is very hard.

Intuition Everyday
Intuition Everyday Posted:
Reviewer: from KY
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I've been wearing these shoes almost daily for several months, and I have to say they are quite comfortable and look as good today as when I received them from Zappos. I battle Morton's Neuroma in my right foot and after reading reviews from people who also have this condition, I ordered these shoes. I don't have the problem with numbness and pain in my right toes with these shoes. The fit is roomy. I did order a half size up from my usual size 7, and the fit is fine. I recommend them even though they look a bit "clumpy." I wasn't looking for fashion, but for comfort and these shoes provide comfort.

Tokala
Tokala Posted:
Reviewer: from Ellicott City, Maryland
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have hallux rigidus which is arthritis in my big toe. The wide toe box and zero drop have been providing my feet with a lot of relief. This is the rare slip on shoe that stays on my feet and is comfortable. I definitely recommend these shoes.

Olympus 2
Olympus 2 Posted:
Reviewer: from Opelika AL
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

My 4th pair of Altra Olympus, and they finally NAIL it. They are a bit shorter in the toe than the 1 or 1.5 Olympus, and my longest toe can graze the front, but only if I'm slowing and trotting down hill. Which for me is perfect. Also think the cushioning isn't as unnecessarily plush as the earlier models. Already have 2 pair and am constantly shopping for deals on more. Although if I can't find a deal. I'll just totally wear them out and buy another pair.

Torin 2.5
Torin 2.5 Posted:
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great running shoes. Helped me train for an ironman.

Torin 2.5
Torin 2.5 Posted:
Reviewer: from Alexandria, VA
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I've only run in my shoe a couple times so far. But, so far I like them. I purchased them for the wide toe box - excellent in that respect. Although, they are a bit narrow through the midfoot. I sized up a 1/2 size.

Paradigm 2
Paradigm 2 Posted:
Reviewer: from Delray Beach, FL
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

The Altra Paradigm has been a true lifesaver for my feet and regaining the ability to walk. I wear with "soft" orthotics - a padded arch support plus a heel cup. The fit is perfect and custom to my needs. I wear the Altra Paradigm every day. It is my go-to shoe for everything. Intend to own all three shoe color options to rotate shoes. Thanks Zappos for offering Altra shoes in the Paradigm model!

Torin 2.5
Torin 2.5 Posted:
Reviewer: from North Carolina
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Nice looking and very supportive. I want to love them, but they are very tight across the middle of my foot. The toe box is roomy and nice, but the mid section is very tight.

Superior 3
Superior 3 Posted:
Reviewer: from Seattle
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

THE most comfortable running shoes I've ever owned. I've got normal width feet and they don't feel too wide or look like flippers. The "zero-drop" definitely helps with my low back discomfort when standing around. I wear these out and about and to the gym (no longer a runner). My dress shoe size is 7-7.5. I used to get 8-8.5 for running shoes, but with these I got a 7.5, still with room in toe box. They are so comfortable that I want to get another pair for work...12hr shifts in running around in an ER.

Torin 2.5
Torin 2.5 Posted:
Reviewer: from Sarasota, FL
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

best running and walking shoes. I under pronate and these shoes make it easier to land evenly across my metatarsals. Light but excellent cushioning.

Paradigm 2
Paradigm 2 Posted:
Reviewer: from Houston
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I recently underwent foot surgery for hallux rigidis and 3 months post op, was looking for a max cushioned shoe that would not irritate my toe joint which is still slightly swollen and sore. The rocker bottom and wider, foot-shaped toe bed worked very well for me. I would also recommend the shoe for anyone suffering from bone spurs in their heel or anyone who is on their feet all day. They also give very good traction. Based on other reviews, I ordered 1/2 size up to wear indoors and the shoe fits very well. I liked the shoe so much I immediately ordered a second pair, this time 1 whole size up to wear for outdoor walking and exercise as I live where it's very hot and humid much of the year. Both pairs wound up working well for me; it is personal preference as to whether to order 1/2 to one whole size upwards.

Lone Peak 3
Lone Peak 3 Posted:
Reviewer: from Michigan
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is the third pair of Altras that I bought. I will never buy another brand of walking shoes. The wide toe area fit my feet perfectly. Several of my friends have switched to Altra after they saw mine and I bragged about their comfort. You will never be sorry if you purchase these shoes, especially if your feet run wide like mine do.

Lone Peak 3 Mid Neoshell
Lone Peak 3 Mid Neoshell Posted:
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I've been a big fan of Altra shoes since about 2012. I've loved every version of the Torin, Lone Peak, Instinct Everyday shoe I've purchased, and the Lone Peak 3 Mid has not disappointed me. I wear the Lone Peak 3 Mid for long hikes as the sole feels to me to be a bit too stiff for running. It fits just as well as all of my other Altra running shoes, provides the support I need for hiking and is much lighter than the typical hiking shoe. So it's perfect for hiking on rough terrain. Bottom line, it's a great hiking shoe. My only complaint about the Mid version is a personal one; I wish the top two lace eyelets were hooks instead. It would make loosening and tightening around my ankle much easier and allow them to go on/off easier as well.

Lone Peak 3 Mid Neoshell
Lone Peak 3 Mid Neoshell Posted:
Reviewer: from Seatle, WA
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I've run/hiked over 300 miles in this shoe. It is definitely the most comfortable trail runner/hiking shoe I have owned (and I have had a LOT of them). I get a nice natural toe splay and I may run faster in them. I've noticed change in the musculature of my legs since I started wearing them. The negatives- I haven't found them to be fully waterproof as promised. It's a bit better with running gaiters on so I always wear those. Water does start to leak in if it's rainy or the snow is deep. Some of the outer shoe is cracking and that area is leaking too. They were expensive and it's a bummer to have problems 300 miles in, however, I will probably wear them until they fall apart. My feet just love them. I bought a 1/2 size up. I tried my usual size and found them too snug when I wore them around the house for a day.

Torin 2.5
Torin 2.5 Posted:
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I was a huge fan of the Torin 2.0. I put about 10 miles a day on my shoes, which means I go through them pretty quickly. When my 2.0's wore down I was eager to replace them, but could only find the 2.5's. They are a huge disappointment. They feel tighter across the top of my foot, they have a less breathable upper, and they look a tad goofy in comparison to the older version. I don't hate these - but I don't love them either. I still like the wide toebox and think that's a concept more shoemakers should adopt. I wouldn't buy another pair of these, fwiw.

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