DiscontinuedUpdate: Altra Provision 3.5
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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WeightMen: 10.5ozWomen: 8.5oz
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: 25mmWomen: 25mm
Forefoot heightMen: 25mmWomen: 25mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
Release dateNov 2016
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If you are looking for a stability shoe that has a similar Hoka One One cushion and a wide toe box, I recommend trying the Altra Provision 3.0 running shoe. If you aren’t used to a zerodrop shoe, I would slowly increase the mileage or you can quickly trigger feet aches and pain.
If you struggle with pronation, plantars, or if you simply require more stability in your shoe, then definitely check out the Provision.
Our testers loved the Footshape toe box and Zero Drop that Altra offers. For the most part our testers liked the appearance, with some outliers who keep the shoes just for their runs.
Updates to Altra Provision 3.0
- Completely redesigned from its predecessor, the Altra Provision 3.0 provides improved comfort and support without affecting its well-cushioned ride.
- The Provision 3.0 comes a redesigned GuideRail system technology that helps overpronators for a much longer and stronger run. It is incorporated into the midsole for an adaptive stability.
- The Varus Stability Wedge Technology from the previous version is still present in the Provision 3.0 but it comes with a wider heel design and an expanded crash pad for a smoother landing especially on uneven surfaces.
- It also comes with an enhanced StabiliPod Technology that provides more pods and enhanced arch support.
Altra Provision 3.0 size and fit
The Altra Provision 3.0 has a standard running shoe length and it fits true to size. The heel and the midfoot areas have medium measurement, providing a more comfortable feel. The shoe has a wide forefoot, making it ideal for runners with wider foot measurements. The men’s sizes are from 7 to 15 and the women’s are from 5.5 to 12.
The outsole of the Provision 3.0 features the FootPod Outsole with StabiliPod Technology designed for a more responsive and flexible ride. The Natural Ride System follows the natural shape of the foot that is designed for a natural running motion.
The midsole of the shoe utilizes the Ultra-light EVA with A-Bound Top Layer that provides a lightweight and reliable underfoot cushioning. This works perfectly with the shoe’s StabiliPod Technology that provides enhanced support and with the Varus Stability Wedge Technology that is designed to reduce overpronation without pushing the arch. The built-in Stability Wedge is also designed for a smoother landing. The midsole configuration of this Altra shoe is somewhat similar to the new Altra Provision 3.5.
The Altra Provision 3.0 uses a quick-drying mesh in its upper unit, delivering a moisture-wicking foot coverage without sacrificing breathability and comfort. Also, the heel claw construction provides a snug fit in the heel area while giving an enhanced support.