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Altra Provision

  • Price Paid:$80.00
  • User rating:
    (4.4)
  • Would buy again from this company: Yes
  • Used product for: 1 months
  • # of logged workouts: 51

"All in all, these are great shoes. I was seriously hampered in my training from metatarsal pain, and the narrow toe-box on the shoes I was wearing may have been causing it. The shape of these shoes relieved my pain almost from day 1. I am hooked on these now."MCA

(5)

Ease of installation

Well, I guess you "install" the footbeds. There are two inserts included, depending on how much pronation control and firmness you want.

(5)

Ease of use

Felt great right out of the box--no break-in period required for me. That may be because I had previously run in Newtons, so the zero-drop adjustment had already been made. Altra does caution about switching to zero-drop gradually.

(5)

Quality of Construction

Seems to be excellent so far. I have put about 100 miles on them, and they show no signs of wear.

(3)

Fit

The only caution I would send out is to get a size up from your regular shoe size. I first ordered 11.5, which is my size for every other shoe I have worn since age 18, but needed a 12 for these.

(5)

Comfort

Really can't describe how well these work for me. I had terrible metatarsal pain after a half-marathon earlier this season. I had been running in Newtons, which were OK but not really cushioned enough for me, and Hoka One Ones, which were very cushioned but had a narrow toe-box. My PT suggested Altras, and they are perfect--wide toe-box has eliminated my metatarsal pain, still has a zero-drop layout, and has cushioning to soften the ride.

(3)

Durability

So far, so good--haven't had them long enough to really tell.

(5)

Value

Great value to get last-years model. The new ones are about $125, so I will wait until those go on sale.

(4)

Appearance

The shape of these shoes is foot-like, which is interesting to see from the bottom. They are cushioned, but don't look like moon-boots like some of the Hokas. The colors are only OK--I had a choice between blue/gray, and green/gray.

(5)

Performance

Ride is great--not too hard, not too soft. Goldilocks zone.

Strengths

Toe-box width is great for my metatarsalgia, cushioning is just right, and the zero-drop promotes a good foot-strike.

Weakness

The colors are a little boring--maybe something brighter in the next model year would be nice.

Buyers clubProvision
  • 6 people use
  • 130 workouts logged
  • 858.11 miles / 128.23 hours logged