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The Altra Provision 1.5 is a zero-drop, natural daily trainer designed for a mild overpronated foot motion.



Experience a natural run without sacrificing support with the Altra Provision 1.5. A zero-drop platform promotes a forefoot strike and an efficient stride while offering a touch of cushioning to protect you from the hard road. This shoe includes a removable stability wedge insole to help combat mild overpronation.

Model Number:

Weight: 9.6 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (15mm), Forefoot (15mm)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D) 

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to wide
  • Toe-Box Height: Low 
  • Arch Structure: Medium-high
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved


  • Two-Layer EVA midsole foam for durable cushioning.
  • A-Bound is a recycled, environmentally friendly midsole compound for resilient underfoot protection.
  • Natural Ride System (NRS) design includes a more natural, foot-shaped last, zero millimeter heel to toe drop, and metatarsal-specific shapes in the outsole to assist in proper foot mechanics and allow for more natural foot movement.
  • Natural Foot Design follows the natural shape of the foot for ultimate comfort.


  • FootPod Outsole follows the natural construction of the human foot for maximum flexibility and a responsive ride.


  • Air Mesh provides light, breathable coverage.
  • Heel Claw construction uses a snug fit around the heel for added support.
  • A-Wrap design holds feet securely around the midfoot and allows for a roomy toe-box.
  • Removable Stability Wedge Insole are 5mm-thick removable insoles designed for runners needing more traditional support and a molded arch.
  • Asymmetrical Lacing Design follows the shape of the foot for an improved fit and feel.
  • Drilex liner manages moisture for a dry and comfortable foot environment.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length fabric for a comfortable underfoot feel.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: Use these almost exclusively as a lifting shoe (I take out the wedge), but they're also decent at sprints and even slightly longer runs. I'd probably go 4-5mi with them, but mine are a little short, due to the aforementioned lifting and my narrower feet swimming in my normal size. Out of all the Altras, these seem to have the most "locked down" feeling upper, and of course, the least midsole cushion.
From: Joel, Estero, FL, USA. October 28th 2014

Comments: Normaly wear Asics Ds trainer size 10, run 40 miles a week, average run 6-8 miles. I was looking for a minimal heel toe drop and wider natural feel. Unfortunately this shoe did not do the trick, the size ran small, I should have got 1/2 or 1 size bigger but the grey plastic band that runs across the top of the outside toe box is very restrictive (not sure why it is even there, toe box height is too low.
From: Anonymous. August 24th 2014

Comments: Be aware that the stability wedge and insole eat up a fair amount of space. My 11.5 original Torins are perfect, but 11.5 in the Provision 1.5 is very tight across the instep.
From: Joshua, Indianapolis, IN, USA. June 6th 2014

Comments: This shoe fills a niche that no other shoe does, a zero drop shoe with a touch of stability. However, after a few runs in these, it became obvious that stability is not really necessary, even for those that overpronate. I am convinced that unless your overpronation is severe, anyone can run on neutral shoes and your body will adjust. That being said, these shoes are very comfortable, have adequate cushioning while still maintaining a good feel. Flexibility is average (would have liked a little more flex, but it works), and the zero drop really makes a difference. I'm one of the rare runners that didn't really need a transition period, so pain was minimal. Overall, a very good shoe that is consistent with the quality I like.
From: Will, San Francisco