May The Provision Provide.
Built for road running, speed walking and cross training, the Altra Women's Provision 3.5 Running Shoe provides comfort and support whether you're going for a 5k cruise or a mellow 2-mile walk with the dog. The Provision 3.5 features a stability-oriented design, making it ideal for those who over pronate, have fallen arches, or just general weak or tired feet. Altra utilizes three different stability technologies to keep your feet happy and healthy. GuideRail acts similarily to a guide rail on the highway, it provides guidance only when you need it. The Stablipod acts as a tripod throughout your run to help prevent foot collapse or pronation. Last but not least, Varus Stability is a full length wedge slope that slopes down from the medial the lateral sides of the shoe to provide extra support.
In addition to keeping your foot stable, the Provision 3.5 also keeps you comfortable. A mesh upper with an integrated tongue offers enhanced breathability and lateral stability. If you're really pushing it on your run, a Dri-Lex lining not only provides durability to the overall shoe, but has exceptional wicking properties as well. An ultralight EVA sole with A-Bound cushioning footbed protect the feet at impact and add spring to your step so you can be comfortable even on hard pavement. Even with that impact protection, Altra also adds in their Zero Drop Platform with a Footshape Toe Box that places your heel and foot at the same distance from the ground which encourages a low impact run, and a natural stride and toe splay which provides you with happy joints and muscles.
- Stability road shoe for runners who over pronate, have fallen arches
- 0mm drop encourages natural, low impact running
- Quick-Dry Air Mesh upper with integrated tongue breathes well
- FoodPod sole allows foot to flex naturally
- Lace closure allows for custom, personalized fit
- GuideRail, Stablipod, and Varus Stability provide support
- Altra designs zero drop shoes with a wide toe box
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- Q & A
A solid pair
I had done some research before choosing this pair. Like other reviewers, this pair is quite narrow, which is what I was looking for (size 7). Its color is great. That said, I had to admit that the toe parts are quite tight for the first few times of use. Also, the shoelaces are usable but fragile (too thin).