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Altra Zero Drop Footwear Paradigm

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  • Rev up your run in the optimal plush and natural-inspired build of the Paradigm from Altra Zero Drop™.
  • Altra Zero Drop recommends that those new to natural running and zero-drop footwear transition slowly by wearing these on shorter runs and gradually building up to regular mileage.
  • A neutral trainer that offers both maximum cushioning and moderate stability.
  • Ideal for road running, trail running, ultramarathons, and walking.
  • Quick-drying air mesh and synthetic upper materials.
  • Foot-shaped toe box allows natural foot flex and toe splaying.
  • Plush tongue and collar.
  • Breathable fabric lining for a great in-shoe feel.
  • 5 mm Contour footbed.
  • Natural Ride system (NRS) utilizes a combination of outsole and midsole componentry along with anatomical design, the Zero Drop platform and foot-shaped lasts to promote a more natural stride.
  • Max cushioned Zero Drop™ technology promotes a more natural foot strike and a more efficient stride.
  • Dual-layer evA-Bound™ midsole with an A-Bound top layer helps reduce impact and returns energy with each stride.
  • FootPod™ outsole maps the foot's bones and tendons promoting flexibility and exceptional traction.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 11 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 11, width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

83% Felt true to size
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 0% Half size too Large
  • 83% True to size
  • 17% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
83% Felt true to width
  • 83% Felt true to width
  • 0% Felt narrower than marked
  • 17% Felt wider than marked
80% Moderate arch support
  • 20% Excellent arch support
  • 80% Moderate arch support
  • 0% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Rev up your run in the optimal plush and natural-inspired build of the Paradigm from Altra Zero Drop™.
  • Altra Zero Drop recommends that those new to natural running and zero-drop footwear transition slowly by wearing these on shorter runs and gradually building up to regular mileage.
  • A neutral trainer that offers both maximum cushioning and moderate stability.
  • Ideal for road running, trail running, ultramarathons, and walking.
  • Quick-drying air mesh and synthetic upper materials.
  • Foot-shaped toe box allows natural foot flex and toe splaying.
  • Plush tongue and collar.
  • Breathable fabric lining for a great in-shoe feel.
  • 5 mm Contour footbed.
  • Natural Ride system (NRS) utilizes a combination of outsole and midsole componentry along with anatomical design, the Zero Drop platform and foot-shaped lasts to promote a more natural stride.
  • Max cushioned Zero Drop™ technology promotes a more natural foot strike and a more efficient stride.
  • Dual-layer evA-Bound™ midsole with an A-Bound top layer helps reduce impact and returns energy with each stride.
  • FootPod™ outsole maps the foot's bones and tendons promoting flexibility and exceptional traction.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 11 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 11, width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Altra Zero Drop Footwear Paradigm

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Great shoe. Very high quality. Love that Altras are shaped like human feet. Innovative concept. I had a pair of Hokas a while ago, and I loved the cush ride, but I didn't like the 4 mm of drop, and I hated the totally bizarre toe box. The Paradigm fixes the Hokas' issues. It is a little firmer, and as a lighter guy (152 lbs), I miss the Hoka super cushioning. The paradigm is firmer (though still cushioned, for sure). I hope they break in a bit. My toes are certainly much happier than in the Hokas. Great shoe.

I'd also recommend: Vivobarefoot

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  • from California
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Awesome shoes and great Zappos experience! Love the max cushion, zero drop, and big toe box combination. I have had other Altras in the past, and I also have Hokas, so I knew what I was getting into. The zero drop taxes your calves a bit until you get used to it.

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  • from Colorado
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These sneankers are very comfortable. Thick cushion outer soles. The width and shape of the sneaker is true to your foot's width and shape. You won't be rushing home to take these off.

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  • from NJ
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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My husband just loves this shoe! He's already a fan of Altra Zero Drops, but needed a new running shoe with more substance/cushion. This one has 10X more goodies in the sole, and is very light. He usually orders wide shoes, but this one is definitely roomy enough.

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Moderate arch support

  • from Carson City, NV
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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These shoes are extremely comfortable and running in them is a breeze. I'm not a huge runner (a couple times a week), so I haven't really experienced any of the issues associated with switching to a zero-drop sneaker. The shape is very different than what I'm used to, but that is the point of the shoes. There is plenty of room in the toebox. When I'm done running, my feet do not hurt, nor do they feel compressed. I will continue to buy these. One thing to note: since they are not really tapered like most running shoes, they end up having a fairly flat front. If you are jumping down to a lower surface, stopping short, or running down a steep incline, your toes tend to slam into the front of the shoe pretty hard. Tapered shoes absorb a lot of the shock of these events so you don't notice, but it's a hard stop with these shoes. Not that big of a deal though since I only use them for running on the road.

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Excellent arch support

  • from Tysons Corner, VA
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