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.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
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WeightMen: 7.6ozWomen: 5.7oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 0mmWomen: 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 heightMen: 23mmWomen: 23mm
Forefoot heightMen: 23mmWomen: 23mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
Release dateMay 2017
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73 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews
This one's a pass for me.
I love this upper on the shoe.
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.
The One V3’s are light and springy and provided a natural forward momentum.
Updates to Altra One v3
- 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.
Altra One v3 size and fit
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.