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Altra Zero Drop Footwear Paradigm

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  • Give your workout a revamp by slipping into the cloud-like plush and natural-inspired design 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:
    • Heel Height: 1 34 in
    • Weight: 8 oz
    • Platform Height: 1 14 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size 8, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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80% Moderate arch support
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Item Information

  • Give your workout a revamp by slipping into the cloud-like plush and natural-inspired design 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:
    • Heel Height: 1 34 in
    • Weight: 8 oz
    • Platform Height: 1 14 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size 8, width B - 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:4 stars!
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I find many tennis shoes are too fitted in the toe box; these are not. They are shaped like your foot and splay a bit. They are not the best looking shoes, but they provide good support and cushioning and the ball of my foot hurts much less than before I bought these. Also, FYI, the color in the photo is not as NEON as these actually are.

I'd also recommend: Naot

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  • from Albuquerque, NM
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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I love these shoes. I had been wearing the Brooks zero gravity shoe. This shoe has a wider toe box and is well cushioned. It has helped decrease my knee pain and jogger's toe. You wear 1/2 size larger in this shoe or at least I did. It is worth the money in my opinion! It is not a very attractive shoe but comfort won over style.

I'd also recommend: Brooks, NB, Nike

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  • from Houston, Tx
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Like the Hoka One One Bondi, these are very cushioned, "maximalist" running shoes (I don't run) that are great for plantar fasciitis and arthritic knees. The Altra have a wider and roomier toe box. I replaced the laces because they weren't quite long enough for a "butterfly" to make the heel snug enough (narrow heels). I usually wear green Superfeet in my trainers, but haven't had to add them to these (or the Bondis). I'm trying another style in the Altra, but if those don't work, I'll be ordering another pair of these -- no pain in knees or feet, even after wearing all day.

I'd also recommend: Hoka One One, Haflinger clogs

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  • from NoVa
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These are the most beautiful, comfortable sneakers I have ever purchased. They are extremely cushioned without looking like marshmallows. They seemed to run short though. Unfortunately, I have a neuroma in between a few toes and even these shoes do not alleviate the pain. Not optimistic that any shoe will.

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  • from Cambridge, MA
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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I'm new to the zero drop running craze. I've run in these a handful of times and am a fan thus far. They are really cushion-y and the way they are constructed definitely encourages a mid-foot run strike. I especially like them on the downhills as the cushioning makes it easy on my joints. I'm hoping these will work well to keep me pain free as I increase my mileage. Can't give them 5 starts yet...will wait and see. As far as sizing, I wear a 7.5 in most running shoes and that's what I got in these. They fit well although the toe box is super roomy (by design) so they look huge. If you have narrow feet, you'll have to cinch them down quite a bit.

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  • from menlo park
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Width: B - Medium

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