Put Your Best Foot Forward Sweepstakes


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Put Your Best Foot Forward Sweepstakes

 

Altra Footwear and The Paleo Diet

“Whether you’re runners, walkers, hikers and fitness buffs, Altra Footwear are unique (regardless of style) in offering a wide toe box and zero drop heel — characteristics found in barefoot running, and most biomechanically sound to mimic the movements of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. In my case, their running shoes are the most comfortable and biomechanically correct shoes I have ever run/walked in.” — Loren Cordain, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus

Instinct 3.0

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The Instinct started it all and is back with a new look, softer upper and more responsive ride! The Instinct 3.0 retains its lightweight, flexible design and innovative technology that put Altra on the map. The FootShape™ toe box allows your foot to relax and spread out naturally and keeps the big toe straight for more power. FootPod™ outsole technology maps the bones and tendons of your foot for natural flexibility and more responsiveness. A top layer of our A-Bound™ energy return compound puts a spring into each step. Lace up into this update and upgrade your run with the new Instinct 3.0.

Intuition 3.0

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The Intuition started it all and is back with a new look, softer upper and more responsive ride! The Intuition retains its lightweight, flexible design and innovative technology that put Altra on the map. The FootShape™ toe box allows your foot to relax and spread out naturally and keeps the big toe straight for more power. FootPod™ outsole technology maps the bones and tendons of your foot for natural flexibility and more responsiveness. A top layer of our A-Bound™ energy return compound puts a spring into each step. Lace up into this update and upgrade your run with the new Intuition 3.0.

WHAT’S NEW:

  • New Midsole & Outsole
  • Improved Upper Durability
  • Improved Midsole Responsiveness
  • Redesigned Upper
  • More Lightweight
  • InnerFlex™

MORE STUFF:

  • Cushioning: Moderate
  • Ideal Uses: Road Running, Ultramarathons, Long Distance Walking, Cross Training
  • Designed To Improve: Running Form, Toe Splay, Stability, Speed
  • Platform: Zero Drop™ Platform, FootShape™ Toe Box
  • Stack Height: 24 mm
  • Midsole: Ultralight EVA/A-Bound™ Blend with InnerFlex™
  • Outsole: FootPod™ Outsole
  • Insole: 6 mm Contour Footbed
  • Upper: Quick-Dry Air Mesh

About Altra

 

About The Paleo Diet Team

The Paleo Diet TeamThe Paleo Diet, the world’s healthiest diet, is based upon the fundamental concept that the optimal diet is the one to which we are genetically adapted. The therapeutic effect of The Paleo Diet is supported by both randomized controlled human trials and real-life success stories.

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“4” Comments

  1. I will have to check these out. Can you compare them to other shoes more commonly found in the market? I mostly see folks in the Merrell, New Balance, or Vibram Five Fingers. The Merrels feel a little rough for the shape of my foot, Vibrams fell apart too fast, and New Balance makes a pretty good minimalist shoe. Altras looks to be more cushion for your investment. Thanks for the information!

    • Adam- Great question! Altra was founded on the principles of minimalism (ZeroDrop, FootShape Toe-box) but wanted to give customers the comfort of a traditional running shoe by including a soft, plush, fully cushioned midsole. We realized that not many “minimalist” brands offered much cushioning which can make the transition to natural footwear somewhat difficult. With Altra there is a much shorter transition period due to the added cushion so you can start running/training hard right away. Altra offers a wide range of cushioning levels from light cushion to max cushion. The Instinct/Intuion 3.0 is our moderate cushioned shoe and is our best seller because it hits the “sweet-spot” for most athletes. In terms of cushioning it’s Not too much… not too little… but juuuuuust right 🙂 Hope this helps! If you have any other questions feel free to email me at ashleigh@altrafootwear.com

      • Super responsive and friendly. Thank you, Ashleigh. I meant you, not the shoe… but it seems I could be talking about both. 🙂 Thank you for the info. I will keep these in mind for people who are trying to break into minimalism. Sounds like a great product.

  2. I would put my best foot forward by continuing to maintain a healthy lifestyle…food AND exercise help us stay vibrant into our older years!

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