Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 7.6oz | Women: 5.7oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 0mm | Women: 0mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Material: Vegan
Strike Pattern: Forefoot strike
Distance: Competition
Heel height: Men: 23mm | Women: 23mm
Forefoot height: Men: 23mm | Women: 23mm
Release date: May 2017
Brand: Altra
Type: Low drop | Zero drop
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal, Wide
Price: $100
Colorways: Black, Blue, Green, Orange, Purple, Grey
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73 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews

  • 68 / 100 | Believe in the Run | | Level 5 expert

    This one's a pass for me.

  • 86 / 100 | The Ultra Running Company | | Level 3 expert

    I love this upper on the shoe.

  • 60 / 100 | Trail And Ultra Running | | Level 3 expert

    The new Altra One V3 is an okay shoe, whose improvements may not be what they are cracked up to be. The key word in our review has been stiff.

  • 85 / 100 | Run Oregon | | Level 1 expert

    The One V3’s are light and springy and provided a natural forward momentum.

  • 82 / 100 | Erwan Compes | Level 1 expert

    Overall, I think Altra One v3 is a great improvement.

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  • For better traction and durability, the Altra One v3 has included more blown rubber pads along the forefoot and the heel region on its FootPod outsole.
  • The mesh design on the upper has been redesigned to allow for more ventilation.
  • The overall adjustments in the shoe’s design have resulted in this shoe becoming slightly heavier than its previous version. However, the change in the weight is hardly noticeable.

The Altra One v3 runs true to size. It comes in the standard medium widths of D and B for men and women, respectively. The shoe has a wider toe box, so it is suitable for runners who have medium sized feet and those who have slightly wider forefoot dimensions.

The shoe’s outsole is made using the blown rubber, which Altra claims to be softer, lighter and more comfortable than the traditional rubber outsoles. The FootPod outsole also delivers impressive traction on various types of surfaces and allows for a very good performance on the ground.

The InnerFlexTM EVA technology is another useful feature of the Altra One v3. It ensures high comfort levels and it adapts to the user’s foot, thereby allowing a natural running style.

The shoe’s footbed is ‘contoured’ to provide some cushioning to the curves of the underfoot. It’s also flexible.

The Altra One v3 features the quick-dry air mesh. It’s a soft material that accommodates the flow of air into the foot-chamber, thus maintaining a cool and dry environment for the wearer. It dries off quickly, as well.

In this version of the shoe, Altra has reinforced its upper with TPU overlays to provide structure and form. These thin printed layers also assist the mesh material in hugging the foot securely.

Breathability is further heightened through a mesh lining in the interior.

This lightweight running shoe uses a padded collar and tongue to provide some cushioning to the top portions of the foot.

The FootShapeTM toe box allows for a natural movement of the forefoot region. It also allows the toes to spread out comfortably when moving and when being idle.

Finally, the whole setup is locked in place and fitted comfortably around the runner’s feet with the help of a traditional lacing system.