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Altra Paradigm 4.5


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

Reviews (5)

5 out of 5 stars.

5/5 on 5 total reviews

Jon Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
70+ Active Gal Finds Altra

Bought second pair of Altra Paradigm 4.5 after wearing first pair for 3 weeks They accommodate my flat feet and ease arthritic hip pain. Wear them all the time, for tennis, as well. So pleased to have been evaluated and fitted at Fleet Feet.

Karyl Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Dependable Fit for this Brand/Style Altra Paradigm

I bought two pairs of this brand and style before, so, that's why I returned to it once more - minimum of writing on the shoe, and no pinched toes...

Pat A. Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Perfect at instep & toe box!

This shoe is perfect for my wide front foot but fits so comfortably snug on the arch. I recently had a stress fracture from power walking & Dr thought ill fitting (& old!) shoes the culprit. Love these as I'm finally back to walking for exercise.

Janet Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Very comfortable

Very comfortable

Martha C. Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Great shoes

These shoes are very supportive through the arch but still comfortable.

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