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  • They are very helpful. When mine tore they gave me a rebate coupon that I used on several shoes. Good for me since I did not have to send them in from Europe.
  • I tried to order the old Superior and The One but Altra has now killed both models. So it seems the only shoe they carry with any response now is 3-SUM. Maybe they are coming with a new version of that. I just love my The One and 3-SUM and Superior.…
  • I always wonder about the 2E and 4E that e.g. NewBalance offers, also Merrells Trail Glove in "wide" version. Maybe someone could clarify this. I may not have a wide foot but I have to have a wide toe box. Are the NBs wide in the middle of the shoe?…
  • Well Altra lists the Repetition in the "stability" class so I guess it is a fat version of the Provision. Man, they are really putting cushion on those new shoes. Glad I have the old oversions and The One.
  • Definitely Altra shoes and anything from fast shoes like The One to the maximalist versions like Olympus, Torin 2. They really maxed out the new versions but I stick with the originals. You were looking for trail shoes? Then definetely the "Hoka-kil…
  • I have been against all this maximalisme but must say I was impressed when I tried a pair of Hokas. They were really comfortable. Too bad the toe box is for me too narrow. I run mostly in Altras because the wide toe box is joga for my feet problems.…
  • Just to say my Altra Superior failed on the exact same place (the mesh on both shoes ,the outside toe box) and I think Altra is aware of that because I complained to the store I bought them in and they sent me a new pair of Superior 1.5. I did not h…
  • Sure Peter, it is all about the toe box. I am a big fan of Altras because of the toe box. Sure there are competitors if you think of stack height and drop. I am not a fan of the maximalist direction but maybe there is something I am missing. I tried…
  • I am no podiatrist but have flat feet and this has always been a problem. For me the key is a wide toe box. I don't think I have specially wide feet but a shoe that lets my toes splay relieves the pain. I did a lot of barefoot running (when it didn'…
  • I can recommend any Altra shoe like The One or Instinct or Torin, from least to most cushioning. If you are like me you will never run in anything else once you get used to the super comfy toe box. And the shoes are light. I have run up to 22k with …
  • I also have flat feet giving me much pain. I get pain and swelling behind the second metatarsal. I also have Morton's toe. I tried the Hoka Bondi B but they did not help. I think they are too soft so my feet compensate and stiffen. Also the toe box …
  • The A5 is nice but for me too narrow in the toe box. My speed shoe now is Altra The One. Just love the wide toe box, enough cushion and responsive sole. I love my Vapor Gloves but my foot problems needs cushioning.
  • Try optimalrun. They ship cheap to Scandinavia
  • Just an update. Been doing the Achilles strengthening program I found at runners connect.org and my Achilles is good again. I will not forget strength training from now on! Now I just hope my Morton's Toe problems can be fixed. Working on it!
  • I second The One. I don't know if I can ever run in other shoes again with cramped toe boxes. I was somewhat sceptic to the (my first Altra) One feeling sloppy but it keeps tight where it should and the freedom of toe splay is so nice. So I am getti…
  • Altras are wide if you mean toe box. But you mean wide last? I have The One which is firmer than the Kinvaras but I prefer them to Kinvaras which are too narrow up front. The Instinct would be more cushioned.
  • Zero drop shoes "feel" better to run in but I learned a lesson also after 2 years in minimal shoes and now I do heel lifts 3 times a day. We forget that we get older. And I realized I better compensate and do daily strength routines. Hoping that wil…
  • The Ones are not cushioned like Kinvara or Virrata. Much firmer and responsive. When you get used to it I at least prefer the responsive feel. Enough cushioning for me at least. I know the virratas are zero drop but after I got used to The Ones the …
  • Altra The One. For a roomy toe box, zero drop and light weight.
  • If you are used to Bikilas you will really appreiate Altra shoes with their super wide toe box. I run in Merrell Vapor Gloves which are really fivefingers without toe pockets. My cushion shoe is Altra The One. Light and really comfy and enough cushi…