Originally inspired by tired feet at the end of the Badwater 135, the Altra Paradigm continues to innovate with the updated 4.5. This max-cushion shoe features the performance of the Altra EGO™ midsole and the comfort of a knit upper. This shoe stands out from the crowd with its unique take on guidance with integrated StabiliPods™ for a stable platform and a GuideRail™ system for guiding support when you need it, but not when you don't. The asymmetrical design with medial flaring increases lateral support for weak or tired feet and is great for both neutral runners and those looking to upgrade from over structured "traditional stability" options.
Insole: 5 mm Sculpted Footbed
Midsole: Altra EGO™
Outsole: FootPod™ Technology
Stack Height: 30mm
Upper: Engineered Knit
Weight: 11.2 oz / 318 g
FOOTSHAPE™ TOE BOX
Allows your toes to relax and spread out naturally for more comfort and stability in uphill climbs and downhill descents.
BALANCED CUSHIONING™ PLATFORM
Places your heel and forefoot the same distance from the ground to encourage proper, low-impact form throughout your trail run.
Dual-Nature midsole compound with a responsive, yet soft feel for increased energy return.
A feature found on our dynamic support shoes that acts like a highway guide rail to provide guidance only when you need it.
Acts as a stabilizing tripod by enhancing the three natural stability zones in your foot to help prevent excessive foot collapse or pronation.