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The Altra Intuition is built on the principles of "natural" running. With a zero-drop design (heel and forefoot at the same height), the Intuition promotes a mid to forefoot striking pattern. The shoe provides enough protection to be used for daily training.

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Weight:  7.9 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: Heel (14mm), Forefoot (14mm)

How It Fits (based on width B) Width B=Medium

  • Sizing: Fits small; purchase 1/2 size larger than standard running shoe size
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium to full volume
  • Forefoot: Wide to medium width
  • Toe-Box height: Low 
  • Arch Structure: Medium height

Product Lifecycle

  • Release date: July 2011
  • Model discontinued: Unknown

INTRODUCTION

The Intuition is a minimum feature, minimum neutral shoe designed for daily training and high mileage. It is built with a semi-curved shape.

CUSHIONING

  • A-Bound is a recycled, environmentally friendly midsole compound for resilient underfoot protection.

MIDSOLE

  • EVA midsole foam for durable cushioning.
  • 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.

UPPER

  • 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.
  • Seamless Upper reduces irritation and provides next-to-foot comfort.
  • Support Insoles are 5mm-thick removable insoles designed for runners needing more traditional support and a molded arch.
  • Strengthen Insoles are 3mm-thick removable insoles made of A-bound material, with a flat platform designed to strengthen runners' feet.
  • 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.

OUTSOLE

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

Comments: I bought these shoes after reading reviews of how wide they fit since I have bunion pain and was interested in trying a flat shoe with some cushion.  I'm not a barefoot runner by any means but I thought a flat shoe would help with the pressure on my bunion.  I also started wearing these shoes doing the RW Run Streak, starting with 1 mile a day in them, switching out with my 'regular' pair and building up.  These shoes have been a dream!  I've stayed with these shoes and kept the streak for 140+ days now and my pace has improved by 8%, the bunion pain is greatly diminished and I am having fun running again.  They're the only running shoes I wear now.  No doubt, these shoes are ugly, they remind me of circus clowns but I think I'm committed to them, I think I've found "my" shoe.
From: Lenore, Louisville, KY, USA

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

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

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

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