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Altra Zero Drop Footwear Reviews

One 2
One 2 Posted: 4/27/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I liked the feel of this shoe but it runs a size too small. I'm tried a 15 so I can't go up a size. I own a pair Altra Samsons and they fit fine, so it's just this shoe.

Olympus 1.5
Olympus 1.5 Posted: 4/27/15
Reviewer: James Shewmaker from STL
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Order 1 size larger than other shoes. If you call them on the phone, you will get them in 1 day or 2 if you call late in the day. The shoes themselves take a few days to get used to the first time you buy them but it's worth it. The wide toe is awesome. No matter how much I climb or if I ride my bike 40 miles my 63 year old feet are never a problem. My toes are never a problem and the balls of my feet never feel sore. I will never buy any other tennis shoe.

Olympus 1.5
Olympus 1.5 Posted: 4/26/15
Reviewer: Croll from San Bdno
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I use these for hiking on uneven, rocky, hilly dirt trails. They are extremely cushioning and comfortable. They have a good grip when going up and down steeper terrain. The shape of the toebox fits my foot perfectly. I love them.

One 2
One 2 Posted: 4/25/15
Reviewer: John from Libertyville, IL
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I had my first run in these today. So far, I'm very pleased. They are feather light, have the just the right amount of cushioning and are very easy on my feet. They do run at least a half size smaller than most every other shoes I've ever owned though so be careful. Oh yeah, they are butt ugly too. I hate to mention a good shoes look, but if your local clown college outfitted a bowling team, their footwear might look something like this.

Olympus 1.5
Olympus 1.5 Posted: 4/24/15
Reviewer: from Arizona
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have terrible feet for closed shoes and these seem to actually work for me. The toe box is generous and is shaped like your foot. There is lots of cushioning and I really like the zero drop concept of these shoes. I have a pair of Altra Torin 1.5 as well which are equally comfortable but with less cushioning. Nice looking shoe for walking and/or running. I find with Altra it is usually best to order at least half a size up from your normal size to allow enough toe room. I would definitely recommend these for people who have trouble getting some comfortable, closed-toe shoes.

Instinct Everyday
Instinct Everyday Posted: 4/22/15
Reviewer: from Raleigh, NC
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is the first online review I have ever written and the main reason is because I love these shoes. I have suffered from a stubborn bout of Plantar Fasciitis for over 2 years now. To date these shoes have proven to be the most comfortable. The arches are not that high so it allows my plantar fascia to stretch throughout the day. This shoe may not be for everyone, but it is the shoe for me!

One 2
One 2 Posted: 4/21/15
Reviewer: from Tacoma, WA
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

I wish Altra would be more consistent in their sizing! I normally wear a 9, occasionally a 9.5, but when I ordered my first pair of Altras, I had to play the send-it-back game before finally settling on a 10 (in the Intuition 1.5s)! I really like the shoes and when the time came to replace them, I ordered these and the Superior 2.0s. The Ones are way too big, both in length and width (and I have a wide foot). As a matter of fact, they were so big that I'm thinking I might have to downsize a whole size rather than just a half. Or maybe I'll just stick with the Superior 2.0s - which I also ordered in a 10 and which fit just fine and the same as my Intuition 1.5s. So caveat emptor: this shoe seems to be the only Altra that I've tried so far that actually runs true to size, thereby tripping up (no pun intended) us Altra enthusiasts and making extra work for UPS.

Superior 2.0
Superior 2.0 Posted: 4/21/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Really comfortable, nice room for toes to spread, the profile looks fairly classic but looking straight down it will look like you have Hobbit feet. I just could not swallow my aesthetic pride enough to keep them.

One 2
One 2 Posted: 4/21/15
Reviewer: from Florida
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes look a little funky but feel like walking barefoot on a cloud. I just purchased them - time will tell how the soft soles wear.

Torin 1.5
Torin 1.5 Posted: 4/20/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I'm using these as weekend hiking shoes. I ordered them since I need a wide toebox especially when I wear wool socks. I couldn't find any hiking shoes that were wide enough but these do the trick. Out of all the Altra footwear I tried these ones have the most room in the toebox without any irritating seams. I didn't have any trouble adjusting to the zero drop since I walk barefoot a lot. The Insoles could definitely have a little bit more support.

Provisioness 2.0
Provisioness 2.0 Posted: 4/20/15
Reviewer: Mary F. from NE Ohio
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Is wide enough to give my foot enough comfort room. Have mortons neuroma & these do not cause pain. Deep enough so they don't slip. Another style of Altra does slip cause it's so shallow. They are kinda ugly but don't care cause they're comfortable.

Instinct Everyday
Instinct Everyday Posted: 4/18/15
Reviewer: from Virginia, USA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

The "Everyday" followed my discovery of Altra's running shoes after a long, painful recovery from plantar fasciitis. I needed a more "normal" looking shoe instead of "trainers," as the Brits term them, while still provided with the support and comfort of all Altra's. I am greatly satisfied and now hope that Altra will keep producing them for the rest of my life!

Provision 2.0
Provision 2.0 Posted: 4/18/15
Reviewer: Runner from Kingwood from Kingwood, TX
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

First of all, this is a zero drop shoe. If you are used to running with a 12mm drop, you need to transition to these gradually, otherwise your calves will be screaming all the way to the doctor. With that out of the way, I'm an active runner, clocking 20mi per week, up to 40+mi when training for a marathon. I do need comfortable running shoes. I also overpronate, so I was looking for something that offered some level of support, but not much. These have not disappointed me. Quite the contrary. First of all, they are amazingly comfortable. I don't know what kind of material Altra uses, but these feel like you are running on soft grass. I have burned several shoes from different brands, but these are by far the most comfortable ones I've ever had. Second, I really like the wide toebox. My previous shoe was the 3-sum from Altra as well, but a friend talked me in trying the Hokas. I ordered them, put them on for 30 min or so, and when I took them off my toes sighed in relief; I returned them right away and went back to Altra. When running hours in a row, the last thing I want is my toes rubbing against each other. I wear my running shoes one size larger than my regular shoes, and these were not the exception. They fit as I expected, but be aware that I have somewhat wide feet - nothing major, just a bit. Support - there is a wedge inside the shoe that is a bit thicker on the inside (a few millimeters only), but that seems to make a difference to me. I really like it, it offers the exact kind of support I was looking for. If you don't need this extra support, you can remove it and now you have a regular neutral shoe. I also like the looks of the shoe, but be aware that the lime/blue color is actually greener than what it shows in the computer. In retrospect, I would have ordered the blue color if I had known in advance, but no big deal. I couldn't stand the thought of being away from these shoes once I took them for a spin. Bottom line, these are by far the best running shoes I ever had. I'm training on them for the upcoming San Francisco marathon, and they are great!

Torin 1.5
Torin 1.5 Posted: 4/17/15
Reviewer: katherine v. borkowski from Cranston, RI
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This shoe is so different from the same brand, but different style. I bought two sizes of the "Repetition", the size 9.5 was just a tad too short, the size 10 just a tad too long. The arch support in this shoe is just right, I love the wide and roomy (high) toe box. Just had Hallux Limitus surgery, Chielectomy and osteotomy decompression of big toe joint and this shoe is just perfect for me, now in my 8th week recovery.

Repetition
Repetition Posted: 4/17/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I almost cried with relief when I put these on and walked around the house. I have very difficult feet to fit; they're about as wide as they are long. I normally wear a 6 1/2 W in New Balance, and have to wear an orthodic insert because of atrophied foot pads. I put on the 6 1/2 Repetition and the support and width are just right (regular width). The cushion is wonderful. My feet feel cradled and supported. I'm afraid to wear them outside, because "what if the honeymoon doesn't last"? I've tried on the Hoko One One and they are too narrow, and don't come in a wide. Could it be true? Could I have found the ideal shoe in the Altra?

Paradigm
Paradigm Posted: 4/17/15
Reviewer: from Jensen Beach, FL
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Recommended by my foot doctor. Toe is rounded and better fit than any other sneaker I have worn. Although not a runner, found this sneaker extremely comfortable.

Instinct 3.0
Instinct 3.0 Posted: 4/17/15
Reviewer: Margarita Maldonado from Texas
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I bought these for my father who suffers from chronic venous insufficiency. He has to wear compression stockings, and his feet tend to swell such that it's hard to find him shoes that will fit. The Instinct 3.0 has a nice wide toe box and is a little wider overall than your average running shoe so it seems to work well for him. He says they're comfortable, and they're nice enough for him to wear as a daily shoe.

Olympus 1.5
Olympus 1.5 Posted: 4/15/15
Reviewer: Julie McMillon from Amarillo Texas
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

First day to wear my new Olympus 1.5 tennis shoe and love the comfort. Shoes truly can make a difference. I can get up to walk without having foot pain. Thank you

Provision 2.0
Provision 2.0 Posted: 4/14/15
Reviewer: Phil from New York
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I had a pair of Torins for a year and liked them a lot. Great introduction to zero drop running with some cushioning and wide tie box. I wanted to like the Provisions but, like others have pointed out, the heel cup is too wide and paded, causing the heel to slip. The midfoot outer is also a little too roomy. Both issues lead to too much foot movement within the shoe.

Instinct Everyday
Instinct Everyday Posted: 4/13/15
Reviewer: Mike Sastra from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Very comfortable shoes, reminds me of Hush Puppies from days gone bye. They could use a better isle with a bit of cushion as the standard ones are paper thin. Remember these are zero drop which means your pants will now drag on the floor much better than standard shoes with a heel. Everyone wrote these ran small but for me in comparison with other shoes they fit correctly. Toss in a decent insole and you have a great shoe.

One 2
One 2 Posted: 4/11/15
Reviewer: Heather from Italy
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are by far the ugliest shoes I own, but they're so comfortable I can overlook that! I wear an 11 in most shoes, and these was pretty spot on with the sizing. My big toe rubbed on the weird striping on the top of the shoe for a bit, but after a day of walking around they were fine. Very squishy and nice arch support while staying very lightweight. Nice and bouncy. They look like I should go bowling in them, but they might actually inspire me to start running again.

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