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One 2
One 2 Posted: 3/24/15
Reviewer: RNBoats from United States
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I just received today and have to exchange for 1/2 size larger. So I can't speak to wear/tear or comfort during walking/jogging. But I love these shoes, I wore one around the house to check size and they were immediately comfortable and personally I think they are really cute. I have flare ups of plantar fasciitis and a high arch, so I need arch support. These did have what felt like adequate arch for me, but I will have to see after actually using them. Excited to get my correct size. As always, Zappos is the best for online shopping, fast and best of all no hassle when you need to return or exchange.

Superior 2
Superior 2 Posted: 3/24/15
Reviewer: Becky Tucker from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love these shoes so much I bought them twice! I have small feet (ladies size 5 or 5 1/2) and tend to have a hard time finding shoes in my size that fit well. These were great from day one - very roomy in the toe box and no blistering on my heels. After my first run in them, I bought a second pair for when the first pair wears out!

Paradigm
Paradigm Posted: 3/24/15
Reviewer: JRo from Tucson
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

I was in the Torin's for the past year and thought I'd see what max-cushioning would be like in these. I hated it. I kicked the Paradigm's off after 15 minutes on the treadmill and put my old, flat Torins back on. Here's the good on the Paradigm - it looks a little more normal than the Torin 1.5 because the toe box is slightly narrower. I would say the toe box is comparable to Mizuno's. The colors were pretty fun too. But my compliments end there. The sole is so tall that I felt clumsy and awkward while running, and my knees/feet/calves/quads/hips all started hurting in just 15 minutes of jogging in the Paradigm. I'm already a zero-drop runner, so I didn't need the break in time. I felt like my easy jog pace was way too fast, and even just walking on the 'mill felt strange. The shoes are just too much cushion. The toe box creases uncomfortably at the flex point, and the heel cup is rather wide and tall for a women's specific shoe. This shoe might work for heavier/taller runners who could benefit from this much cushion, but I still question if Altra got a good women's specific design in this shoe. Back to the Torin's for me.

Olympus 1.5
Olympus 1.5 Posted: 3/23/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

You do need to size up in these. I usually wear a 7.5, and an 8 in running shoes, but got an 8.5 in these. The Altra Olympus are the only running shoes I've worn that have 100% prevented knee pain while running! Normally, I can't run over 10 minutes without pain in my knees (and I'm only 22). With these, I can run for miles and have no problems. I highly recommend these shoes for anyone with knee problems, marathon runners, or anyone wanting an ultra cushioned shoe for any reason. And they're not the worst looking ultra cushioned shoe out there. I also tried out some Hoka One One's which were good, but kept the Altras because they don't grip as tightly on my ankles.

3-Sum 1.5
3-Sum 1.5 Posted: 3/21/15
Reviewer: Ben from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love these shoes. They may be my favorite running shoe purchase to date. I have been slowly transitioning to a low drop for about 2 years, with minimal cushioning. With the Altra 3-sum, I have arrived. From my first run I immediately loved the more roomy toebox. I have had pinky toe pain off and on for months, just walking in regular shoes, and these painless and comfortable from the get go. I am not a triathlete but love all the features of this shoe anyway: lacing system for easy on off, medium-low racing flat profile, but tough enough to hop on a trail for a bit, and utterly unconcerned with getting them wet. Overall, awesome. Love them.

Intuition 3.0
Intuition 3.0 Posted: 3/18/15
Reviewer: andrea gray from Massachusetts
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I love this shoe, especially the wide toe box. The heel is also wider than most. The advice to order 1/2 size up is absolutely correct.

Repetition
Repetition Posted: 3/18/15
Reviewer: Robert Harrison from Houston
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is the best running shoe I've worn. Its large toe box is great from my wide feet. It takes a little time to get use to the zero drop feature, but helps greatly with my physical heel conditions.

Paradigm
Paradigm Posted: 3/17/15
Reviewer: from Dayton Ohio
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

Very cushy ride, but very stiff. Hard to flex front of shoe. Maybe softer after broken in, but I think it would take time. Will stick with Hoka Cliftons (lighter and less stiff), but still love the less cushioned Altras as well.

Torin 1.5
Torin 1.5 Posted: 3/17/15
Reviewer: Barbara Westerfield from New Jersey
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Liked the shoe but the colors were so much brighter than pictured; the upper was medium chartreuse and the trim was screaming blue. Returned because of color.

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

If these had fit me, I'd have given them five stars; these Altras actually like cool, and were very well shaped. They're simply a half size too small. I'm a size 13 in the Lone Peak 1.5, and the fit is great on those, but these are just a little tight in the toes. 14 is too large; if they made 13.5 size, that would probably do it. As for durability, I'm sending them back because the toe rubber already started losing its bond after only two runs. This may be because they're tight. All told, I'm going back to the Lone Peaks.

Intuition Everyday
Intuition Everyday Posted: 3/15/15
Reviewer: Andrea Wharff from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Wide toe box is perfect for my bunion. I'm on my feet, as a nurse, for 12 hours. Job sucks, shoes are great. I always wear running shoes and would actually prefer just a tad lighter of a shoe but with these I thought I'd lose durability with the running shoe too quickly. A bit stiff but solid and keeps me in alignment. I like Earth, Asics, and Brooks, but I have to buy for my foot. True to size and comfy.

Repetition
Repetition Posted: 3/13/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

The Altra Zero Drop Repetition is an excellent supportive, stabilizing shoe for knee, back and hip problems. They feel great on when walking and standing all day. I do not run but walk a lot. Wish they came in a more neutral color. I purchased a 1/2 size up so I could spread my toes apart wide inside shoes and wear with light socks.

Repetition
Repetition Posted: 3/13/15
Reviewer: Leslie from Kansas
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

First, NOTHING fits my narrow heels. I bought these because the front of the shoe is wide, roomy and comfortable but I tried and tried to wear these and they made my feet hurt to the point of tears. I've given up and wasted money. Maybe they will work for you.

One 2
One 2 Posted: 3/12/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Like walking on clouds! I have owned several pairs of zero drop and/or minimalist running shoes and these stand out. The cushioning is fantastic! Yet, they remain a light airy feel. The wide toe box was a welcome feature I had yet to experience. Fabulous comfort even if they do look a little different! Love! I remarked that it feels wider but that is because of the toe box. These were true to my typical athletic shoe size.

Olympus 1.5
Olympus 1.5 Posted: 3/12/15
Reviewer: Morgana from Pacific Northwest
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Just got these and have not tried running in them yet so I will update when I do. They seem FANTASTIC. According to other reviews of this brand I ordered 1/2 size up and did not need it. (I am usually an 8 or 39, I ordered an 8.5 and had to return for an 8). These are the first running shoes I have ever had that truly fit my wide toe box and narrow heels. And super cushy. Can't wait to try them out running!

One 2
One 2 Posted: 3/10/15
Reviewer: Tony Kirk from Tampa, FL
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Thought I would like this shoe. I am a 12-12.5 and I ordered a size 12.5. My toe even on my smaller foot was pressing hard against the front of the shoe. I liked the color scheme, but the shoe is so round and wide at the toe it looks like a slipper. Not for me. Super fast delivery though.

Provision Walk
Provision Walk Posted: 3/6/15
Reviewer: from United States
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

I wanted to like these shoes. I walk a lot at work. I must adhere to a dress code (no bright colors). And, I'm a staunch proponent of shoes without a heel. They feel good. Although, the collar is cut a little low for my liking. They don't slip, but feel like they could. The big problem is the make a flopping noise when I walk quickly. They are on the way back to Zappos, unfortunately. The search continues.

Provisioness Walk
Provisioness Walk Posted: 3/6/15
Reviewer: Pam from N. Idaho
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

This is my 5th pair of Altra shoes. I buy them because I need a wide forefoot and the ZeroDrop platform due to Plantar Fasciitis/Fasciosis. I wear them with CorrectToes toe spacers. I ordered my regular Altra size, which is an 11 and they were both too narrow and too short. My toe touched the end of the shoe. I did a not-so-scientific comparison of the insoles of this size 11 and 12 comparing to the size 11 insole of the Altra Everyday shoe in an 11. The Provisioness Walk 11 insole is narrower and shorter. The Provisioness Walk 12 insole is slightly wider than the 11 Everyday and about 7/16" longer. I will keep the 12s and send back the 11s and suggest you size up from your regular Altra size if you do order. By the way, I agree with the other reviewer about the strange plastic non-leather. I am keeping them because I wanted a shoe that is not ventilated fabric and that will perhaps repel water somewhat. They look marginally *dressier* than the standard Altra running shoe, will perhaps be a bit more weather-friendly than the suede Everyday model and will work for a travel shoe where I need extreme comfort.

Repetition
Repetition Posted: 3/6/15
Reviewer: Elizabeth Rottier from De Pere,WI
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I really love Altra zero drop shoes. I had toe surgery and needed a soft comfortable shoe with support and this shoe has it.

One 2
One 2 Posted: 3/4/15
Reviewer: from Albany NY
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have tried multiple versions of minimalistic shoes over the past 4 years including Vibram Five Fingers, Skora, Xero Shoes, and Vivobarefoot. Though I love my Vivos after running through a couple of Northeast winters, and completing a half ironman tri I found myself in want of a tad bit more cushioning. I have been markedly impressed with my new Altra One2 shoes. Despite the online style criticism of looking like a bowling shoe I really like them. The cushioning is fantastic and without the sacrifice of plantar flexibility. It is the one shoe I have found to offer an anatomic toe box, excellent flexibility, zero drop sole, and adequate without over bearing cushioning. The integrated and asymmetric tongue are an added bonus. Well done Altra. Only wish they could figure out how to make a wider range of casual and a line of dress shoes. The size was smaller than a standard size though not an unknown feature of Altras. Up-sizing by a size worked perfectly.

Intuition 3.0
Intuition 3.0 Posted: 3/4/15
Reviewer: Sandy Haynes from Pennington Gap, VA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This shoe is very comfortable. I have feet issues and this style works great for me. I am constantly on concrete floors at home and at school. The footbed is very comfortable and has great arch support. It has a very roomy toe box too. I think the fit is very similar to the Torin 1.5 which I recommend as well.

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