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Update: Altra Provision 3.5
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Stability
Use: Jogging
Weight: Men: 10.5oz | Women: 8.5oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 0mm | Women: 0mm
Pronation: Overpronation
Arch type: Medium arch
Material: Vegan
Strike Pattern: Forefoot strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Heel height: Men: 25mm | Women: 25mm
Forefoot height: Men: 25mm | Women: 25mm
Release date: Nov 2016
Brand: Altra
Type: Low drop | Zero drop
Width: Men: Normal, Wide | Women: Normal, Wide
Price: $120
Colorways: Black, Red, Silver, Orange, Blue, Grey
Size
Small True to size Large
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A top rated Road running shoe
A top rated Altra running shoe

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86 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 | The Active Guy | | Level 5 expert

    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.

  • 87 / 100 | Running Northwest | | Level 4 expert

    If you struggle with pronation, plantars, or if you simply require more stability in your shoe, then definitely check out the Provision.

  • 80 / 100 | Trail and Ultra Running | | Level 4 expert

    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.

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  • 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.

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.

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