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Men's | Altra Paradigm 4.5

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Inspired by the Badwater 135 ultramarathon, the Altra Paradigm 4.5 is ready for any distance.

Altra made the max-cushioned Paradigm 4.5 with an Altra EGO midsole for soft landings and a knit upper for all-over comfort.

What makes the Paradigm stand out, though, is the shoe’s subtle guidance. Designers added Stabilipods to enhance your foot’s three natural stability zones to prevent excess foot collapse and pronation, and they added a GuideRail for medial guidance when you need it.

Altra’s signature FootShape toe box gives the shoe a more natural fit that lets your toes splay naturally, and the ZeroDrop platform makes for an intuitive ride. Together, Altra’s technology makes the Paradigm 4.5 ideal for tired feet looking for an upgrade from traditional stability shoes.

Tech specs

Altra Paradigm 4.5




9.2 oz (women’s); 11.2 oz (men’s)


0 mm


Everyday trainer




Road, track

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