Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday Training - Zero Limits

altra intuition 1.5
My new Altra Intuition 1.5

As part of my ZOOMA Ambassador perks, I recently received a pair of Altra Intuition 1.5 running shoes.  I have only worn them a couple of times but am already really liking them.

Altra Zero Drop Footwear
Altra Zero Drop Footwear

So how are they different from my other running shoes?  The main differences for me are the zero drop and a foot-shaped toe box.  Zero drop means the heel and forefoot are the same height off the ground which helps to align the body to its natural position and allows for a more natural foot strike.   The foot-shaped toe box is not just a wide toe box, but actually shaped just like a healthy foot in a sock which helps to maintain proper foot position.

In adjusting to the new shoes, Altra suggests to alternate zero drop shoes with traditional shoes for a few weeks.  I'll give my full review once I've run in them some more...

Have you tried zero drop shoes?

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  1. Awesome swag! If Newtons are zero drop (I think so) I have.

  2. Love Altra. I have the Intuition 2 now and love them better than the 1.5. They have a little more cushion which is just what I was needing and a little more toe room. I have always had to deal with the toe next to my big toe, with the toe hitting the shoe and than causing me to lose the toe nail, especially on long runs. With the Intuition 2 I have not had that problem.


Have you tried this gear? Something similar you like better? Something I should try? Let me know by leaving a comment!

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