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Intuition Everyday
Intuition Everyday Posted: 7/3/15
Reviewer: from NY, Long Island
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I have ordered 3 styles in the Altra. I find that I am doing better with styles that have a thicker sole. This pair, the Intuition Everyday, looked a little like clown shoes on my feet. I wear a size 8.5/9 and ordered a 10. Without orthotics, the shoe was slightly long. With orthotics, the shoe seemed to be the correct length, but looked too long for me. I am wearing the Olympus 1.5 without my orthotics. These shoes are very comfortable, wide toe box and no pressure on the front of my feet with lots of cushion. I do not feel awkward wearing them and I think these shoes are stylish and cute. I ordered a size 9. With orthotics, I might need a 9.5 for a little more room....but my orthotics do fit in this shoe. What I have found is that the shoe is not as deep as other sneakers. For me, this means that the shoe does not accommodate my full foot orthotics as well as other shoes. My heel is not as deep into the shoe, which could be an issue. If your orthotics are thinner rather than thicker, this shoe might work better for you. I am happy I discovered this line of shoes. I plan to order another pair as new styles appear on Zappos.

Lone Peak 2
Lone Peak 2 Posted: 7/2/15
Reviewer: Ajay from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Its a new show for me. I have been using Merrell's of various types for a while and 14 months ago switched to zero-drop and minimal shoes. These types do not work well in winter since the soles are so thin. They are also not great for hiking and running and so I discovered this shoe after some research. They are great fit. I love the wide open toe area and the cushioning on tough surfaces is just right. I had a knee injury later and these also dampen any impact. The grip is great and show in general fits great.

One 2.5
One 2.5 Posted: 7/2/15
Reviewer: Jdawg from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

They fixed the one problem with the shoe and that was the toebox height. Best race day, tempo shoe made by Altra. BTW Ryans an idiot!

Provision 2.0
Provision 2.0 Posted: 7/1/15
Reviewer: from Atlanta, GA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I've been a fan of the Provision since the first one. There are some fairly drastic differences between the 1.0, 1.5 and these 2.0. These fit like "normal" shoes. What I mean by that is that I had to order a full size larger in the older versions, these I ordered my normal size shoes that I get for everything else. The 2.0 also has more cushioning that the 1.0 and 1.5. While some people may not like this, I find that it makes my runs on concrete more enjoyable. The other difference is that there isn't a removable wedge like the old shoes, and this is great. I feel like I slip way less in these shoes than the previous ones on down hills.

Superior 2.0
Superior 2.0 Posted: 6/30/15
Reviewer: Brett Rhyne from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I don't normally submit reviews but I am going to on this shoe. Order at LEAST a size larger than your normal size and start there. I normally wear an 8.5 (sometimes a 9) but in these I didn't get a good fit until I got a size 10. And something about the toe box always seems like its pushing on the toe, even though the larger size is definitely a better fit. Otherwise these are great shoes. Excited to have a good, zero drop trail shoe. The style looks better to me in person than it did in the photos.

Lone Peak 2
Lone Peak 2 Posted: 6/29/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I'm not sure yet whether I'll return. I ordered both the Altra Lone Peak 2 and Superior 2 size 7 (I normally wear 6 or 6.6 in running shoes). Lone Peak 2 feels heavier than Superior 2. Also, it feels like my heel may come off the shoes when I walk.

Superior 2
Superior 2 Posted: 6/29/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Fabulous shoe! Great shoe for rocky terrain, water, snow...I never had any issues with the feeling of tightness in the toes as I have been experiencing with other trail shoes. I have a wide foot, bunion beginning to form so these shoes were a dream come true!

Superior 2.0
Superior 2.0 Posted: 6/26/15
Reviewer: Jamin Kortegard from Seattle, WA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Full disclosure: I'm not an avid runner. I bought these as lightweight hiking shoes for a recent warm-weather trip abroad, and they were perfect. Snug enough around the heel and arch, and with plenty of room for my toes to not be jammed together. Combined with the light weight, the fit makes them extremely comfy for all-day wear on rugged terrain. I had mud, sand, river rocks, brick, and sandstone canyons as terrain during my trip, and these seemed to have tenacious grip everywhere. Scaling and descending sandstone slopes was a breeze. Felt like I was a mountain goat. I can't say anything yet about durability, but they seem well-constructed. If they hold up reasonably well, I'll definitely buy again.

One 2
One 2 Posted: 6/25/15
Reviewer: CM Thibault from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great shoes! Size 9 is too big for me so I return them. I ordered same shoes in size 8.5 and I keep those.

Lone Peak 2
Lone Peak 2 Posted: 6/22/15
Reviewer: from New York
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I ordered two different styles in Altra. This pair, the Lone Peak 2, I ordered in a 9.5 because of the reviews I read, which is a half size larger than I wear. The shoe was still short. I would need a size 10. However, this shoe was not comfortable. The other pair I ordered is the Olympus 1.5 in a size 9. This shoe fit great and was very comfortable. I am holding on to these to see if my new orthotics will fit these shoes...but, I have to say, that these shoes are so comfortable I might keep these in any case. There was plenty of room for my toes...and the Drop Zero construction put no stress on my legs or my feet. I am not a runner. This purchase was for everyday use, walking.

One 2.5
One 2.5 Posted: 6/20/15
Reviewer: happy f from Atlantic beach
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Altra's the one shoes rock! The new reboot is comfortable and ready to go right out of the box. I ran my first marathon in the previous 2.0 and these will be getting me through many more to come. Zero drop for an easy foot strike and super light for quick turn over. The toe box is nice and roomy for proper splay. I put in upwards of 40 miles on roads a week and love the feel of these. Pair them with some injinji socks and you'll never see another blister. Thanks Zappos and Altra.

Superior 2
Superior 2 Posted: 6/19/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This shoe felt amazing in terms of both cushioning and breathability, but unfortunately did not seem like there will be enough foot control in the upper for very technical trails either bc the upper is so low profile or because the shoe seemed to run large. As for the sole and drop in this shoe, they were perfect for a runner who typically is biomechanically efficient with a midfoot or forefoot strike. Another feature of this shoe that seems helpful is the attachment tab for gaiters. I wish this shoe had a slightly more robust upper for stability bc that would make it the perfect shoe.

Instinct 3.0
Instinct 3.0 Posted: 6/19/15
Reviewer: from Laporte, Minnesota
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

First, it took three tries to get the correct shoe size (11 ? 11.5 ? 12). The size 12 Altra is essentially the same overall length as my ASICS size 11 running shoes. So far, I've only used the Altras for walking and they are comfortable in this regard. I've them for a few weeks. After I get a better feel for them, I will use them for trail running. I am curious if they will hold up as a running shoe. They come with very basic shoe laces and am considering an upgrade.

Olympus 1.5
Olympus 1.5 Posted: 6/18/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love these shoes. I had a big toe fusion 12 weeks ago and these are the only shoes that I can wear all day. I think it is a combination of zero drop, wide toe box, toe depth, and cushion support. I bought the grey/mint/coral in size 8, which I normally wear, and they felt true to size for me. I also wear an 8 in the Altra Torin. I do not run, but am on my feet a lot in these and they are great.

One 2
One 2 Posted: 6/17/15
Reviewer: John Anderson from Libertyville, IL
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

First of all, this review is strictly from my perspective and based solely on my experience. Yours may be entirely different. This is also my second/updated review of these shoes. These are my experiences and in no way intended to disparage these shoes or the manufacturer. I purchased these shoes because my long time go to Nike model was discontinued. I am in my early 50's, about 180 pounds and run about 25 miles per week. I have short, wide feet with high arches and insteps. I have enjoyed a few different zero drop, minimal cushion shoes over the years and have grown to love the feel. If a have an issue with the fit of a shoe it is usually because of a narrow toe box that will not give my toes room to splay. Based on the reviews I decided to try these as the runners who liked them did so for reasons important to me. My initial pair was a size 10 which is the same size as 99 percent of my running shoes since adulthood. They were immediately way too small and they never left the house. I ordered a 10½ and ran in those for one run of about six miles. While they were comfortable and felt right initially (plenty wide in the tow box) and felt like a good fit I could feel my right big toe (longer than my left) striking the front/underside of the toe area. Two days later the nail was completely black. I have never had this happen before. Since I used the shoes I did not even try to return them. Instead I order an 11. I should have known this was a mistake and found a different shoe. The 11 felt much better and I used them for about six weeks and logged about 130 miles. Last week I felt the familiar toe strike; this time on the left big toe. Two days later that nail was completely black. In addition to these shoes simply being a misfit for my feet, the upper has a hard element on the outside that runs over my big toes. I think mine strike against this and do damage to the soft tissue under the nail. It could be just my anatomy, but it could be yours too. I'm now looking into other Altra models because I do like the fit and the shoes do feel well made. Hopefully it's simply a matter of finding the right model for me. Right now I am testing the Torin 1.5 and right out of the box they felt great.

Olympus 1.5
Olympus 1.5 Posted: 6/16/15
Reviewer: from Pacific NW
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are great athletic shoes that I will try out on the treadmill tomorrow. It is true that if you have duck feet like me your toes will feel liberated! Many have said that the shoes are ugly, but I think the duck bill toe box is cute. One thing to note: they had a strong rubber smell out of the box. I know that they are sneakers, but it was stronger than is typical. They seem really sturdy and well made. I hope so as I have a terrible time finding any shoes to fit my jacked up (plantar fasciitis in both) feet.

Superior 2.0
Superior 2.0 Posted: 6/16/15
Reviewer: Pete L. from Twin Cities
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I really wished these shoes didn't run small. Minus that problem, I think these shoes are great. They have little smaller toe box then the Lone Peaks, which I like. Great feel, great tread, when laced up, the heel area is nice and snug. I really wanted to keep these shoes, but they're a half to full size small, and the largest they make is a 15...my size.

Olympus 1.5
Olympus 1.5 Posted: 6/15/15
Reviewer: Barbara from Erie, PA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are wonderful shoes, even if they can't solve all foot problems. The cushioning and stability are great, and of course, the toe box is what all shoes should be like, if you have human feet! I have some numbness in my toes and cannot stand to have them pinched even a little. These shoes do not cause my toes to hurt and burn like other shoes do. I walk/run on a treadmill every day, but also wear them around town. I have "clutch foot" from driving a manual transmission for almost 50 years, but that top of foot pain can't really be helped by the shoe, except that they cause less pain when driving because of the cushioning and stability. I'll be buying another pair as soon as my pension check comes in. They look fine with sportswear.

Superior 2
Superior 2 Posted: 6/13/15
Reviewer: from Truckee , ca
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Loved this shoe. It is very comfortable and light. I did order a half size bigger than usual. I have used them for running short distances and hikes (up to 5 miles).

Olympus 1.5
Olympus 1.5 Posted: 6/11/15
Reviewer: Carol Jensen from Aromas, CA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is my second pair, which lets you know how much I like it. Clunky shoe that protects my very hard to please feet. Although clunky, everyone still thinks it's cool, and they admire my verve.

Intuition Everyday
Intuition Everyday Posted: 6/10/15
Reviewer: from Lubbock, Texas
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Believe me - order a full size larger. Excellent walking/commuter shoe. Takes a little work to make them look geek-cool.

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