Whether you're upping your base mileage in preparation for a big race or coming off a brutal training season, you'll benefit from the lavish cushioning and natural shape of the Altra Paradigm 2.0 Running Shoe. Altra has earned a passionate following with its Food Pod outsole pattern, Zero Drop construction, and exaggerated V-shaped last, all of which encourage your foot to move in a natural, pain-free way.
New for this year, the Paradigm 2.0 received revamped uppers to improve breathability. Stomp through puddles and sweat it out on hot days while the welded seams and airy mesh wick moisture to keep your feet dry. Altra also added more reflective accents along the uppers to increase visibility during sunrise or dusk runs. Aside from those changes, the wealth of EVA cushioning and roomy, but tailored last return unchanged from the 1.5 to give your foot protection over miles on unforgiving roads. Impressively, Altra still managed to keep the entire shoe weighing in at just 9.7oz, meaning you'll barely notice you have a shoe on—much less one that's as cushioned as this.
- Ultra-plush road shoe encourages foot to move naturally
- Breathable mesh upper with flexible welded seams for support
- 34mm dual-layer EVA/A-Bound midsole reduces road impact
- Lace-up closure ensures secure fit around heel
- Altra focuses on preventing injury with designs that allow feet to move naturally
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
I got these as a gift for my dad. He's an endurance athlete with a lot of foot pain from decades of abuse and loves these shoes for his road races. He tried other models and brands but always comes back to these. He has this to share:
I'm a big fan of Altra. I run a lot, like 60 plus miles a week. As an "older" runner, my feet take a pounding. Since I started wearing Altra shoes, Olympus for trail and Paradigm for road, my feet have been happier. I love my Altra.
One of my favorite shoes ever. The wide toe box is a big difference make. The cushioning and landing are perfect for me. I can easily put on 20+ miles a day at work on a concrete surface and this is the first shoe my feet have loved.
These shoes are some of the most cushioned and comfortable things I have blessed my feet with. I spend my days walking countless miles in these, and have yet to come home with a sore foot. Couldn't be happier about my decision to slide my feet into these!
dang these kicks are comfy!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 11
i was a little hesitant to pull the trigger, but super happy i did. they fit true to size and the forefoot and toe box are nice and wide to allow your toes to spread as mother nature intended. it was a little strange getting used to the 'rocker' but i'm sold!