Altra Women's Intuition Running ShoeThe cushion of a running shoe and the benefits of a minimalist shoe combine in this Altra™ Women's Intuition Running Shoe.
Editor's pick of Most Innovative from Competitor Magazine, 2011. - The first ''fully cushioned, foot-shaped Zero Drop™ running shoe.'' Zero Drop platform: built on a flat, 1-to-1 ration, for a barefoot feel. - Naturally aligns feet, back and body posture. - Reduces initial impact by 3 to 5 times. - No elevated heel: heel and forefoot are the same distance from the ground. Foot-shaped design helps you keep a proper running technique and natural foot strike. - Maximizes shock adsorption. - Improved toe off power. - Toes can spread and relax for a natural feel. - Natural Ride System™ (NRS) for a combination of outsole and midsole componentry with proper metatarsal parabola. Female Specific: to help women feel more comfortable. - Narrower heel and midfoot. - Longer arch. - Higher instep. - Metatarsal positioning specific for a female foot. Achilles loading at the back of the heel for improved propulsion. Last: Female-specific TW-W. Midsole: 2-layer EVA for durability and cushioning. - A-bound™ is made of recycled materials and is an energy-return compound. - Sits under the foot to give back energy with each step. - Extra protection. - Compresses 2 to 3 times less than a traditional running shoe, which compresses 70-90%. - Reduces impact felt. - Gives you ground feedback. Outsole: blown rubber FootPod™ increases flexibility and responsiveness. - Maps the bones and tendons with canted lugs. - Natural traction system for multiple surfaces. Insole: (2) molded support. - Flat strengthen. Upper: Quick-dry Mesh to quickly remove moisture. - Minimal seams for a smooth and comfortable feel. Liner: Drilex® premium. Lacing structure is asymmetrical improves the fit and reduces the pressure points. Vegan friendly. A-wrap around the midfoot improves control. - Snug fit. - Roomy for the toes. HeelClaw™ fits comfortably around the calcaneus for support without the stiff heel found in other shoes. Weight: 8.1 oz. Designed to reduce: shin splints, knee pain, forefoot pain, excessive pronation and bunions. - Reducing joint impact. - Free your toes so they aren't cramped. Ideal uses: running, trail running, fitness and cross training. Imported.