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Paradigm 6 Running Shoe - Men's

3.738888888888889 out of 5 stars
180 Reviews
Current price: $67.98 - $118.96 Original price: $169.95
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Why We Like The Paradigm 6 Running Shoe

When we're cranking out miles on the road, we lace up the Paradigm 6 Running Shoe to make our long journey feel more like a jog across the clouds. With a midsole designed to cushion your stride while springing you forward, this road shoe grips the pavement gracefully while being a lightweight option.


  • Cushioned running shoe for road races and training
  • Breathable mesh upper keeps your feet cool and dry
  • Ego Max midsole ensures responsive feel and support
  • Lace closure lets you get the optimal fit with ease
  • 30mm of cushion creates maximum squish on the road
  • Item #ATRQ01Y
Upper Material
synthetic,engineered mesh
Altra Ego Max (EVA)
Footpod rubber
Support Type
Heel / Forefoot Height
[heel] 30mm, [forefoot] 30mm
Claimed Weight
Manufacturer Warranty
300-500 miles
road running

Overall Rating

3.5 based on 180 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 24 reviews
2 Stars - 20 reviews
3 Stars - 20 reviews
4 Stars - 31 reviews
5 Stars - 85 reviews

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1 out of 5 stars

November 20, 2023

Doesn't Last!

These shoes are great in regards to fit, comfort and support. The issue is They Don't Last! The tread is bald after 200 miles of walking-not running on nice pavement. A shoe this expensive should last more than 200 miles before it's worthless. The upper is in fantastic shape, but the shoes must be thrown out because it's dangerous now with little tread left-not good.

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Originally reviewed on altrafootwear.com

5 out of 5 stars

October 30, 2023

Nice shoe

Paradigm 6. Meets my expectations for running , jump rope and agility work.


Originally reviewed on altrafootwear.com

4 out of 5 stars

October 13, 2023

Great hardpack shoe

At first I got this shoe for a road/hard pack trail shoe and it turns out that it's great for both! I am a 12 regular, 6'2, 200lbs and this is a great amount of cushion. I have had a pair of the Lone Peak 6 for a couple years now and I absolutely love them for all things trail. Only reason I am not giving this a 5-star rating is because I seem to be getting hotspots on the balls of my foot. This may be part of the break in period. Altra meets my needs and beats out competitors for their Zero Drop technology. Cheers

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Originally reviewed on altrafootwear.com

5 out of 5 stars

October 4, 2023

Adore them

Bought these on a whim during the Labor Day sale needing a new daily. Never used Altra or zero-drop before but WOW. My stride has never looked/felt better, and I'm definitely running more efficiently than my previous shoes (used brooks and hoka). I can't give you a good idea of how they compare to other Altras, but these won't be my last pair. Good cushioning but not too pillowy, stable but not clunky, breathable and comfortable upper, no fit issues/blistering and heel stays locked in place, and, as far as an month-in goes, very durable, showing minimal wear. Easy 10/10.


Originally reviewed on altrafootwear.com

4 out of 5 stars

October 2, 2023

Overall, a good shoe; needs a better outsole

This shoe works very well for me. Yes, they are heavier than others, but that's kind of the point of a more cushioned shoe. My one request would be for an improved outsole. After one month of running on suburban streets around 35 - 40 miles/week, it has considerable wear. Also, the tread depth is pretty shallow; I don't feel much grip on the pavement. If you took the outsole from the Provision 7 (which I tried, but returned because the fit was wrong) and put it on this shoe, it would be perfect - for my feet, anyway.


Originally reviewed on altrafootwear.com

3 out of 5 stars

September 21, 2023

Great Shoe But Delaminating Sole

Loved these shoes unit sole started to delaminate after 2 months of ownership. I've been managing a neuroma in my right foot, so the shoes haven't seen a lot of miles and appear generally brand new except for the outsole separating. I have multiple pairs of Brooks Beasts that are still holding after years of wear. It's too bad because I need this footshape (and support) in my runners and I was totally convinced I had found my forever shoe. From reading reviews this seems to be a problem across the board for Altra and it's unfortunate because it seems like they're losing a devoted and willing audience/market. Bottom line, if they could make a durable shoe I'd be a buyer. Last thoughts-- fabric feels like it could use reinforcement where it wraps the forefoot. And Altra should really consider making a golf shoe.


Originally reviewed on altrafootwear.com

1 out of 5 stars

September 20, 2023

Too Narrow - Bring Back the ORIGNAL FOOTBED

Please please please bring back the original footbed, this is too narrow. I've used this shoe for years for ultrarunning and now I can't use it because of the narrow footbed. BRING IT BACK

Not Hapy

Originally reviewed on altrafootwear.com

5 out of 5 stars

September 19, 2023

Pleasantly surprised at v.6

I had previously tried v.1 of this shoe and returned them immediately: I got a back ache that quit when I stopped wearing them. Now, with v.6, I can wear them for days comfortably. The width and length feels right and the shoe is conservatively styled. I can feel the arch support and lateral stability as I walk. Other than being on the soft, squishy side I think they're great shoes and a welcome relief from orthotic inserts for correcting my over pronation.


Originally reviewed on altrafootwear.com

4 out of 5 stars

September 19, 2023

Great Shoe

A real stability shoe. There are not many stability running shoes with a natural foot shape, this is one of those rare shoes. Feels great, plenty of stability. My only gripe is that after 100 miles there is a bit more tread wear than I was hoping for. Time will tell if they make it to 300 miles which in my book is the minimum a running shoe should wear out.


Originally reviewed on altrafootwear.com

4 out of 5 stars

September 7, 2023

Love the shoe

Love the shoe and the cushion. The only reason for the 4 stars is the shoe laces broke on me and I've only put 50 miles on them. Only downfall is the laces


Originally reviewed on altrafootwear.com