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Altra Paradigm 4.5 (220)

Altra Paradigm 4.5 (220)

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The Altra Paradigm 4.5 is a very stable max cushioned version of their popular foot shaped, natural motion line of shoes. More material around your foot and the addition of a GuideRail for more stability and to slow pronation, the Paradigm is a sofa for your feet! Compared to the Paradigm 4, the 4.5 has a slight change to the upper material.

Category Mild Support / Road
Drop/Stack Height 0mm/30mm
Weight 310g


FAQ’s & Reviews

How long will the shoe last?

Altra states their shoes will last between 300 and 600 miles. Considering that most companies claim 400 miles "on average" I guess this is about right. Many factors come into play when discussing longevity of shoes; running technique, conditions, and terrain all being factors. 

What is Zero Drop (also known as Balanced Cushioning)? 

The "drop" of a shoe is the difference in height between the heel and the forefoot. Altra shoes are equal in height, thus having a 0mm drop. In comparison a Brooks Ghost has 12mm drop (heel height being 36mm, forefoot 24mm). 

Do Altra shoes fit wide? 

Altra shoes are known for their wide foot shaped toe box, otherwise their shoes are a standard D width for men, unless otherwise stated. So, yes, they are wide in the front half of the shoe (great for bunions!) but standard through the back of the shoe. 

Do I need to transition to a zero drop shoe?  

Anytime you swap to a new shoe there will be a transition period where you get used to the differences. All shoes are different, not just Altra, and should be transitioned into from your old pair. Sometimes if a person begins using a zero drop shoe they may experience lower leg tightness due to the fact that you are using different muscles. Be aware of this and act accordingly by massaging tight or stiff areas.   


Category Road 
Drop / Stack height Zero / 30mm
Weight  310g
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