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January 26, 2017 Comments (0) Featured, Gear Reviews

Altra Provision 3.0 Review

The Provision 3.0 is a 25mm stability road shoe from Altra. This third edition of the Provision offers plenty of revamped features to get excited about. A few key features of the Provision 3.0 include:

  • Built-in heel Varus
  • Enhanced and integrated GuideRail
  • Stabilipod™ system to enhance naturally stable foot zones
  • Altra’s signature Zero Drop™ platform
  • FootShape™ toe box
  • Fit4Her technology

“The Provision is designed to help pronators run longer and offer additional support as your feet tire.”

The Provision was designed with a specific audience in mind. It is especially good for those individuals with excessive pronation, fallen arches, and those in need of improved running form. We liked the appearance, with some outliers who keep the shoes just for their runs. The Provision has the typical Altra foot shape toe box, which is great for letting your toes ‘breathe a little.’ 

 

“Running around in these shoes- either on the roads, trails,  gym or grocery store, the Provision 3.0 will leave your feet feeling happy every time.”

The most obvious downside of this shoe was the heel, which was a bit stiff and bulky. Due to the increased emphasis on stability and support, runners should expect a stiff and heavier road shoe. In comparison to its competitors, the Provision is commensurate with the field.

 

“This is probably the most mainstream looking road shoe we’ve seen come from Altra, and that’s not a bad thing.”

Altra’s Provision 3.0 is a comfortable and supportive road running shoe.The FootShape toe box ensures long comfortable runs regardless of the distance. The appearance really isn’t much to get excited about, but they are super comfortable once you slip them on. They are very supportive and if you’re looking for a great road shoe that helps combat arch issues and pronation, then this should be your go-to.

 


Specs

Price: $120

Suggest Use – ROAD – Marathon, Training, 50 miler

Weight: 10.5 oz (Men’s) 8.5 oz (Women’s)

Heel to Toe Drop: Zero Drop

Ratings
Upper 3.88
Midsole 3.88
Outsole 4.2
Durability 4.6
Fit 3.6
Appearance 3.6
Performance 3.6


Overall – 3.9

 


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