• Discontinued
  • Terrain


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


    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.

  • Price
  • Weight
    Women: 7.6oz
  • 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: 25mm
  • Forefoot height
    Women: 25mm
  • Width
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Jan 2017
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We spent 7.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Runners were generally appreciative of the available color schemes available for the Altra Intuition 4.0.
  • The toe box was wide enough to accommodate natural toe-splay, noted several testers.
  • A runner who has Morton’s Neuroma and a bunion on the ball of the left foot wore this shoe and didn’t feel any discomfort, even after all-day use.
  • This shoe felt comfortable right out of the box, stated some consumers. They didn’t feel that it needed a break-in period.
  • The lightweight nature of the Altra Intuition 4.0 gained positive remarks.
  • The users generally liked the close-to-the-ground experience that this shoe’s mid-sole offered.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The platform felt stiff, according to a few consumers.
  • A tester reported that the heel section of the upper felt loose and unsupportive.
  • There were purchasers who felt that this shoe was not able to give the same amount of underfoot comfort as its predecessors.

Bottom line

The Altra Intuition 4.0 received mostly positive reviews and feedback from neutral runners. Many of them liked the design, the upper coverage, the spacious toe box and the ground feedback offered by the underfoot platform. For the most part, the performance on the road was agreeable. But there were those who had some complaints with how it turned out, often comparing it to previous iterations and other Altra running shoes and concluding that it wasn’t as efficient as those other products.


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80 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 80 / 100 | Runner's World

    In subsequent years they got softer, but customers kept asking for the original. So Altra is returning to the same last as the original, which will deliver the same fit. But they maintain the third version’s taller heel and forefoot heights. Testers loved the cushioning.

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Updates to Altra Intuition 4.0

  • The Altra Intuition 4.0 is a running shoe that’s designed specifically for women. This update has a few noticeable differences from its predecessor. Rather than utilizing a traditional mesh to make up the upper unit, this one has the fabric-like construction of the Engineered Mesh. It has lesser overlays, but they work in order to keep the runner safe and secure inside the shoe. The lace-eyelets have been reinforced with some stitching, as well.
  • A more durable mid-sole has been employed in this running shoe. The layer on which the foot stands is made from environmentally friendly materials, but is responsive and agreeable. Beneath that is a dual-layer foam, which delivers resilient and long-lasting cushioning.
  • The outsole unit of the Altra Intuition 4.0 makes use of the FootPod design. It basically follows the anatomical shape and motion of the human foot, giving way for natural flexibility to take place. Rubber sections mimic the façade of the underside of the human’s foot, with grooves and decoupled sections that encourage graceful motion.

Altra Intuition 4.0 size and fit

The Altra Intuition 4.0 fits small, so it is recommended for runners to get half-a-size larger in order to receive a more relaxed fit. The available width is medium. This shoe was designed with the woman’s foot-shape in mind.


The outsole unit of the Altra Intuition 4.0 consists of the FootPod design. It follows the natural shape of the foot, basically mimicking its flex points and areas of ground-contact. Rubber covers and protects the mid-sole from abrasion.

Flex grooves and a decoupled heel make each step much smoother and less taxing to the foot, essentially making the stride as agreeable as possible.


The immediate underfoot area of the Altra Intuition 4.0 has the A-Bound cushioning unit, which is made from recycled materials. It offers responsive yet resilient cushioning for the runner.

A Dual-Layer Ethylene vinyl acetate foam is used to deliver long-lasting cushioning. This industry-standard unit is durable and reliable when it comes to keeping the foot safe from the impact forces.

The Support Insole a thickness of 6mm. It’s designed to follow the contours of the underfoot, thus giving some mild support to areas that aren’t typically cushioned. It can be removed or replaced.


Engineered Mesh is the main material used for the Altra Intuition 4.0. It has a fabric-like quality to it, akin to knitted cloth. Its open construction allows environmental air to enter the foot-chamber, thus keeping the foot cool and dry.

Stitched overlays in the forefoot and heel provide structure to the upper unit. They also protect those respective sections of the runner’s foot while also affording a secure lockdown.

The padded tongue and collar cushions the top area of the wearer’s foot. They also prevent wobbling or accidental shoe-removal.

A traditional lacing system loops through eyelets that have been reinforced with stitching.