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Mens Altra Paradigm 2.0 Running Shoe

Men's Altra Paradigm 2.0

Item #09492
MSRP:$129.95

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Men's ALTRA PARADIGM 2.0™ :: Go for miles, feeling like you could go many more with the new Men's Altra Paradigm 2.0™. Say "hello" to the latest update of the world's only max-cushioned, Zero Drop™ neutral shoe with the FootShape™ toe box. Be inspired to go the distance with these 3 elements, all working together in perfect harmony to deliver a stable, efficient and low impact run mile after fantastic mile. With the new improvements in the upper design, you'll run with more foot comfort, improved flexibility and better durability. Plus, you're sure to keep your feet feeling refreshed and dry in the Paradigm 2.0™ thanks to its breathable, quick-drying mesh upper.

Features & Benefits:

  • Zero Drop and FootShape toe box: Provides a stable, efficient and low-impact run
  • FootPod outsole: Flexibility with go-fast stability
  • Mesh upper: Lets your foot breath and quickly dry
  • Dual layer EVA and A-Bound midsole
  • DROP: 0 mm
  • WEIGHT: 9.7 ounces
Product 09492 Review

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Mens Altra Paradigm 2.0 Running Shoe
 
3.8

(based on 12 reviews)

0%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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3.0

Nothing wrong with it...just didn't feel right.

By More Running=More Birthdays=More Cake

from Southaven, MS

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Absorbs Shock

Cons

  • Uncomfortable

Best Uses

  • Pavement

Comments about Mens Altra Paradigm 2.0 Running Shoe:

A lot of people may like the huge toe box. I'm just not a fan, I guess. The shoe, while extremely cushioned, felt very clunky to me, even compared to Hokas. It almost felt like I had to re-learn how to run in these shoes. Again, they felt fine...just strange.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels half size too big
  • Arch Type:
  • Average Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Width:
  • Feels too wide
 
5.0

Good running shoe

By Russell

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Altra Paradigm 2.0 Running Shoe:

I went on several runs in this shoe the longest was 8 miles. Overall the shoe is good. It has a lot of cushion with some firmness to it so it is not squishy. The shoe does not feel heavy on my feet although it does appear to be bulky. I changed from a standard running shoe, New Balance 1080v6, and the 0 drop in the Altr had really no impact on my running positive or negative. The large toe box is better than previous shoes but fall short of awesome. My foot still rubs on the side and across the top of my foot, particularly on my left foot. I still need to tape up my foot to protect against blisters on long runs.

 
5.0

Excellent shoe for the money

By Howard

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Altra Paradigm 2.0 Running Shoe:

PLENTY OF ROOM AND CUSHION

 
5.0

Great update

By Terry

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Altra Paradigm 2.0 Running Shoe:

Love the roomy toe box, though I would still recommend going up 1/2 size. Felt great right out of the box. They do encourage and a more midfoot strike gait pattern, so expect some gastroc soreness if this is your first pair of Altra, or other zero-drop shoes.

 
3.0

Would not buy again

By Dave

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Altra Paradigm 2.0 Running Shoe:

Have purchased several pair of Paradigm's in past. These seem stiffer than the other shoes.

 
5.0

Super Cushioned Ride

By Michael

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Altra Paradigm 2.0 Running Shoe:

Great fit, and cushioning galore. Lots of toe room.

 
5.0

Best running shoe technology ever developed!

By Dan

from Indiana

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Altra Paradigm 2.0 Running Shoe:

Altra running shoe technology saved my running. This shoe is the best! I've been a runner for 50 years, Triathlete for 14 years and I was running out of options (pun intended). I fought injuries for years until this platform showed up. It's logical and really works. Love them!

 
2.0

Not what I was hoping for

By Martin

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Altra Paradigm 2.0 Running Shoe:

hoping these were thicker soled version of Torin 2.5 but they aren't; disappointed

 
2.0

Very Different Experience from Paradigm 1.0 and 1.5

By JF

from Kentucky

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Great with Jeans

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Uncomfortable

Best Uses

    Comments about Mens Altra Paradigm 2.0 Running Shoe:

    These shoes are much too firm. Paradigm line has been known for its cushiony, soft footbed. Altra abandoned that with this update. Very rigid and have not loosened up in the several months I have worn. Shoe feels heavy and hard compared to previous models.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    Serious Design Flaw - Toe Box Crease

    By Larry C

    from Kansas City

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Toe box collapses

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens Altra Paradigm 2.0 Running Shoe:

    After about 50 miles in my first pair of Altra Paradigm 2.0 shoes, I was out for a run and I felt something rubbing on my big toe. At first I thought the toenail on my big toe had finally fallen off (6 months after a motorcycle accident), but when I looked down I noticed that the shoe's toe box had developed a crease (see attached image). With every step, that crease was pushing down on my big toe. I thought that the shoes might have been too tight, so I sent them back and ordered 1/2 size larger. The replacement shoes did exactly the same thing after about 50 miles. In my mind, this has to be a design flaw - the thin rubber strip over the toe box is just not sturdy enough to hold up. It's really unfortunate, because otherwise these shoes were great. I love the zero drop feel and the super wide toe box. If Altra redesigns the toe box I would love to try them again.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    These are my go to road shoe.

    By Jonathan

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Altra Paradigm 2.0 Running Shoe:

    Best shoes I've ever run in.

     
    5.0

    Great shoes...poor service.

    By Raymond

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Altra Paradigm 2.0 Running Shoe:

    Excellent shoes. Took forever to get here. Very poor communication.

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