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.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
WeightMen: 10ozWomen: 7.9oz
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
Updates to Altra Provision 3.5
- The Altra Provision 3.5 is a stability running shoe that’s optimized for road running shoe. It’s also made to correct the pronation problems of mild overpronators. The StabiliPod™ anti-pronation pillars, the Guide Rail™ perimeter wall, and the integrated Varus Stability wedge all work together to ensure a stable running experience.
- A rubber exterior makes sure to protect the foam portion of the platform from the harsh effects of surface contact. A network of grooves and contact points accommodate the natural shape and motion capacity of the wearer’s foot.
- The upper unit features the Quick-Dry Air Mesh, which is a breathable fabric that is able to wick off moisture. Printed overlays bolster the structural integrity of the façade while delivering a secure fit. The heel is kept in place by the padded collar and a printed strip.
Altra Provision 3.5 size and fit
Altra used the standard measurements when they made the Provision 3.5. Runners can purchase a pair that adheres to their sizing preferences. The width options of this model area D – Medium for men and B – Medium for women. The foot-shaped designs of the platform and the upper are catalysts for a form-fitting and relaxed in-shoe experience.
The FootPod™ design, which is also present in the Altra Olympus 3 running shoe, represents the shape and motion capability of the foot through a series of grooves and indentations. These details allow the runner to move seamlessly through the gait cycle.
A rubber compound covers the foot-shaped design of the sole unit, shielding it from wear-and-tear. It also makes sure to deliver traction over the surfaces.
The midsole unit of the Altra Provision 3.5 utilizes the Ultralight EVA, which is a full-length compound that’s designed for lightweight support and long-lasting impact attenuation.
The A-Bound™ is a proprietary technology that’s made from recycled materials. Its job is to maintain the resilience of the underfoot platform and ensure resilient cushioning.
Guide Rails™ are foam perimeters that surround the shoe. These raised walls hold the foot in place and prevent it from wobbling.
The StabiliPod™ configuration involves three pillars in the sole unit that serve as steadying sections. These stability posts prevent the arch from collapsing or pronating.
The Varus Stability wedge is a built-in piece that slopes down from the medial side to the lateral side. It mostly makes sure that the tendency of the overpronated foot to roll inward is prevented.
A Quick-Dry Air Mesh serves as the upper unit of the Altra Provision 3.5. This breathable material accommodates airflow into the foot-chamber, yet it also wicks off moisture.
Overlays are printed onto the façade. These thin add-ons help the lacing system when it comes to delivering a secure yet customizable fit.
A printed heel strap locks the back of the foot in place, preventing it from exiting the shoe unintentionally.