- Surface: Road, Gyms, Flats
- Category: Neutral Cushioned - Intended for runners who have a higher, more stable arch that does not pronate excessively(roll inwards) or may even supinate(roll outwards). Neutral Cushioned shoes offer very little or no structure or pronation support and are generally more flexible than stability shoes. Runners who require a neutral shoe tend to notice more excessive wear on the lateral(outside) side of the soles of their running shoes. Neutral shoes can vary from lightweight and minimal cushioning to maximum levels of cushioning depending on the needs and preferences of the runner. Runners with high/stable arches tend to notice pain on the outside(lateral side) of their shins and knees and may also battle plantar fasciitis if not wearing a neutral cushioned shoe.
- The asymmetrical design with medial flaring increases lateral support for weak or tired feet and is great for both neutral runners and those looking to upgrade from over-structured 'traditional stability' options.
- Integrated StabiliPods and a GuideRail system for a guidance and a stable platform only when you need that support.
- 30 mm stack height.
- Weight: 11.2 oz
- Heel-to-Toe Offset: 0 mm
- Style: ALM1948G-220
Men's Altra Paradigm 4.5 Running Shoe
Originally Inspired by tired feet at the end of Badwater 135, the Paradigm continues to innovate with the updated 4.5. This max cushion shoe features the performance of the Altra EGO midsole and the comfort of a knit upper. This shoe stands out from the crowd with its unique take on guidance with integrated StabiliPods for a stable platform and a GuideRail system for guiding support when you need it, but not when you don't.