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Altra Zero Drop Footwear Paradigm

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  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • 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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Fit Survey:

75% Felt true to size
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 0% Half size too Large
  • 75% True to size
  • 19% Half size too small
  • 6% Full size too small
88% Felt true to width
  • 88% Felt true to width
  • 6% Felt narrower than marked
  • 6% Felt wider than marked
63% Moderate arch support
  • 31% Excellent arch support
  • 62% Moderate arch support
  • 6% 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.)
  • 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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1 person found this review helpful
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:2 stars!
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My husband and I both were recommended by our foot doctor for the Altra Paradigm. He has plantar fasciitis; I have tendinitis. Love them! Other colors to choose from would be great! He even wears his with his suit on Sunday, his feet hurt so bad when he doesn't have these on! I work out on treadmill and any heavy walking I wear them! Paradigm Altra has helped us tremendously! Order 1/2 size larger than your other Asics and favorite tennis shoe! My only gripe is color - would like light brown no white trim and light blue/gray no white trim! Paradigm are a must for bad knees, arthritis too! My friend has flat feet and tendinitis and she loves them too (except the color).

I'd also recommend: Neither of us have tried any other brand but what our doctor has prescribed for us! I'm on my second pair gave my other pair to my friend after 6 months and bought me the same ugly pink and white--- oh well comfort is more important than beauty at this point!!!

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  • from Boyle, MS
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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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.

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  • from Jensen Beach, FL
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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LOVE these shoes. I teach ZUMBA Fitness, Aqua ZUMBA, and weight training classes these work great for all of them. They do not stick when doing turns and sleepy leg Cumbias, yet give traction when I need it. I have flat feet and bad knees and these give great support and comfort and are so comfy and bouncy while jumping. They felt funny when I first put them on but shortly after my feet and legs began to love them. The wide toe box is great because I am dancing on my toes a lot and tend to have problems with my toes going numb and causing stinging pains in my feet. I literally teach tons of hours and abuse my feet, legs and knees. I have tried tons of shoes and these are my favorites! LOVE THEM!

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  • from Blackstone, VA
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I've worn other max cushioned shoes, but the Paradigm is different in that it is firm, but cushioned, with all of the space your forefoot needs to function properly. In another brand, I felt the EVA deteriorate over time to where it felt like I was running on cocoa-soaked marshmallows. Over 400 miles in these shoes, the incorporated A-Bound with the EVA has made for shoe that is still responsive. This pair has seen equal roads and trails. The soft upper makes it comfortable and flexible, while still durable enough for light trail use. (They are not specifically reinforced or designed for technical trails, but I've stubbornly taken them on them, anyway.) I can't recall ever getting a blister in them, even on ultra-length trail runs. I would highly recommend the Paradigm over any other max cushioned shoe.

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