Change has a bit of a bad rap, which is understandable considering the fact that change ends up being a shade tough. But when change was applied to the Altra Women's One v3 Running Shoe, it was designed to make your runs, well, easier and more enjoyable. The One v3 has been updated to feature a more firm, performance-oriented feel rather than the soft, plush ride that the 2.5 provided—this alteration makes the One v3 ideal for fartlek training and road racing alike.
Additionally, the One v3 is fashioned with a new seamless upper, complete with TPU reinforcements for torsional rigidity and quick-dry mesh for unencumbered breathability and comfort. Meanwhile, the Zero Drop platform encourages a natural stride, allowing you to make the most of your turnover and gait. And as we mentioned previously, the InnerFlex EVA midsole flaunts a bit more of a stiff feel underfoot—so rather than sinking through the midsole to the rubber, you're able to launch through transitions.
- A newly updated running shoe ideal for speed play
- Mesh upper promotes breathability and dries quickly
- Firm Innerflex midsole enhances energy return
- Zero Drop platform maintains natural stride
- FootPod outsole flexes with the tendons of your foot
- Weighs in at a whopping 5.7oz
- Item #ATR002Z
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I really like these shoes. They were soft and easy on the feet to run distances in. They are a tad bit heavy, in my opinion, but again, you can actually run distances in them. I did not agree with the size chart stating to go up a half size. I believe this advice may be for someone who isn’t familiar with physical activity and their foot swelling. All my athletic shoes are a half to a full size bigger than my casual or dress shoes. If you’re used to running, get the same same size you’d normally get, as they are true to size. I also loved that the toe box is so roomy. Often times, my toes get pinched and I get little cramps in my toes or my big toe nail gets pushed down. None of that has happened with these.
Overall, I would definitely recommend these for street runners.