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New Shoes

I LOVE shoes.  Pure and simple, there is nothing better than a new pair of shoes.

Yesterday I got a new pair of shoes delivered. I couldn’t wait to get home and open the box and put them on! They felt so good, I decided to take them out for a spin! They felt great.

These are the Paradigm 1.5 shoes by Altra.

I had not heard of Altra before last fall when I read a blog post from Running with the Girls.  I immediately started researching them and bought my first pair of Intuitions.

My first pair of Altra’s… the Intuition 2

When I started running in the Intuitions, they felt so good.  I run in the evening, so after wearing restrictive dress shoes all day… when I putt my feet in them and ran it was amazing.  My feet actually felt better after a run than they did before. Weird, huh?

There is a slight transition period with Altra when you go from a more traditional running shoe.  Altra makes a zero drop shoe, which means from the heel to the toe is flat.  Most running shoes are higher in the heel than they are in the toes… they shoes I was transitioning from had a 12mm drop.

As you may notice, the toe box in these shoes are wide.  It allows for your toes to splay naturally.  It felt weird at first, but it is something you definitely get used to.  I now have 4 pair of Altra’s, I absolutely love them!

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