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  • Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    $115
  • Weight
    Women: 6.5oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Women: 0mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Heel height
    Women: 24mm
  • Forefoot height
    Women: 24mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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75 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 71 / 100 | Fellrnr

    The Instinct is too firmly cushioned for its weight, with similar levels of cushioning to shoes that are much lighter. 

  • 81 / 100 | Northern Runner

     As well as being more durable and getting more comfortable the more the run in them a firmer mid-soled shoe also makes your foot behave as it should.

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  • The Altra Intuition 3.5 is a women’s neutral running shoe that’s created to provide responsive cushioning, breathable coverage, and durable performance on the roads. A lightweight construction ensures better running outputs and lesser discomfort. True to the Altra vision, this model has the FootShape™ design, which follows the natural structure of the human foot.
  • The upper unit of this running shoe makes use of a breathable mesh material that allows air to maintain ventilation. A seamless construction was utilized for the upper unit. It essentially makes the interior feel like a sock, thus preventing skin irritation, while also allowing the runner to actually use this shoe without socks.
  • Dual Layer EVA is basically a more robust underfoot material that maintains the durability of the platform. Made from industry-standard foam, it cushions the foot responsibly, as well. The A-Bound™ is a lightweight material that is able to protect the foot from the landing forces during the foot-strike. It also adds a bit of springiness to the running output of the wearer.
  • The outsole unit of the Altra Intuition 3.5 features pattern that follows the natural shape and movement of the foot. Flex grooves are placed right where the bones and tendons are most flexible. It provides a natural ride that’s like a pseudo-barefoot-like running experience. Durable rubber covers areas of the outsole that are more prone to wear and tear.

The Altra Intuition 3.5 runs slightly short. It is recommended for runners to purchase ½ size larger than what they’re used to in order to get a more relaxed fit. The available width is medium. It is worth noting that this model was made for women.


The outsole unit of the Altra Intuition 3.5 the Foot Pod Technology™, which is a design that maps the shape movement of the foot. It allows the runner to move through the gait cycle with ease. Flexibility is enhanced, as well. The toe-off phase greatly benefits from this design because it is where the toes bend the most.

Durable rubber protects the areas of the outsole that are more prone to wear and tear. Just like the outsole of the Altra Intuition 4.5, it also delivers reliable surface traction. Control over the roads becomes more agreeable to the performance of the runner.


Dual Layer Ethylene vinyl acetate makes up the bottom layer of the mid-sole unit. It delivers responsive cushioning that’s also durable and long-lasting. It doesn’t break down easily, thus maintaining its form and efficacy even after many uses.

The A-Bound™ is a lightweight material that’s placed above the Dual Layer EVA. It cushions the landing impacts during the striking phase and then gives the toe-off a boost of energy to get the runner moving forward with effectiveness.

A 5-mm-thick sock liner is added to the platform. It has molded arch, which cushions the mid-foot, as well.


The upper unit of the Altra Intuition 3.5 is made from the Quick Dry Air Mesh. This lightweight material is breathable, and it also staves away moisture. A cool and dry running experience is achieved because of it.

The seamlesss construction of this Altra running shoe makes the upper feel smooth and comfortable against the skin. It even allows the runner to wear the shoe without actual socks.

The Heel Claw is an overlay in the rear area that locks the heel in place and prevents wobbliness in the interior. It’s efficient in preventing accidental shoe removals.

The FootShape™ Toe Box employs a wider forefoot area. It permits the natural splaying of the toes when taking each step, which is great when it comes to achieving natural balance.

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