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Women's AltraFWD Experience

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The AltraFWD Experience has Altra's same great FootShape™ toe box with 4 mm drop for a smooth and effortless ride.

Standard Width (B)
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Run more and effort less in the women's AltraFWD Experience—Altra’s first running shoe with a 4 mm heel-to-toe drop.

For runners and walkers nervous about trying one of Altra’s zero-drop shoes that have Balanced Cushioning™ in the heel and forefoot, the Experience is a great way to transition to a lower-drop shoe. The shoe’s 4 mm drop, rocker shape geometry and lightweight cushioning give you a performance-focused ride that makes daily running feel smooth and easy.

Plus, the sleek mesh upper wraps your foot for all-around comfort, while Altra’s Standard FootShape™ Fit toe box lets your toes relax and spread out naturally.


  • Midsole: Lightweight, compression-molded EVA foam with a 4 mm drop and rocker shape geometry that gives you an effortless ride
  • Upper: Engineered mesh upper with Altra’s Standard FootShape™ Fit

Tech Specs

AltraFWD Experience


4 mm


7.1 oz (W), 8.5 oz (M)




Everyday Training


Road, track

What’s New

The AltraFWD Experience is Altra’s first non-zero drop running shoe. It has a 4 mm heel/toe drop and a rocker shape geometry that gives you energetic toe-offs and a performance-focused ride.

Who It’s Best For

If you’ve been curious to try an Altra running shoe, but are wary of going to a 0 mm drop, then the AltraFWD Experience is for you. Thanks to its 4 mm heel-to-toe drop, this neutral running shoe is a great option for runners and walkers looking to transition into a low-drop shoe.

Why You’ll Love It

Altra-fans and new runners alike will love the smooth ride of the AltraFWD Experience. You’ll love this shoe’s roomy FootShape™ toe box and 4 mm heel/toe drop that lets your toes relax and makes your stride feel effortless.

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Based on 17 Verified Reviews

Too narrow

Stephanie P 5 months ago Verified Purchase

I have some Altra trail shoes that are amazing - wide roomy and their classic toe box has my feet feeling amazing. I figured these road shoes would be similar. Unfortunately Altra seems to be slowly narrowing their shoes. These ones don’t come in a wide size either. I returned these.

Altra FWD

H D 5 months ago Verified Purchase

Great show. I have been wearing Hoka Clifton's and did not like the 9 as much as previous years' shoes. So when Altra came out with this shoe and the 4mm drop I wanted to try them. It took my foot a few runs/weeks to get to used to them but they are great! Love the width in the toe box the bounce in the sole and the cushion around the achilles/heel

Love ‘em!

SuzeyQ 6 months ago Verified Purchase

Very comfortable right out of the box! Supportive cushioning but still responsive!

My new favourite shoe!

Bridget 6 months ago Verified Purchase

I love this shoe. The rocker is subtle. The 4 mm drop is perfect. Comfortable upper good laces. I ran a marathon in them and they were great!

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Shelby 6 months ago Verified Purchase

These are my favorite running shoes ever! So comfy

Wanted to love it

Stacye 6 months ago Verified Purchase

I love the look of the shoe! The cushioning overall is great and the width in the toe box is perfect. However the extra padding in the heel area is too much for me. It created pressure that made wearing the shoe uncomfortable which is unfortunate for an otherwise very comfortable shoe!

The Best yet!

Brooke 6 months ago Verified Purchase

I’ve only worn Altra’s for years. They have been the most comfortable shoe for my foot by far! But this latest design takes the cake. I didn’t know I could like Altra’s more than I already did- but they’ve outdone themselves!

Most comfortable shoe I've been recommended so far

Carmel79 6 months ago Verified Purchase

This was my 3rd pair of shoes bought at Fleet feet. And this was the only time I've felt the sales associate listened to what I was saying about my issues reeled to pain with walking. I picked this out of the 3 shoes she recommended and they have been super comfortable and I've had less pain when walking. I do wish they came in darker colors other than solid black. In store there was just white or gray. The gray might as well be white.

Love these

Curls 6 months ago Verified Purchase

I love mine. Ready for a second pair. Very comfortable