Altra Provision 1.5 Men's Shoes Blue/Fiery Red Customer feedback

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

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