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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 (19)

4.8 out of 5 stars.

4.8/5 on 19 total reviews

Molly Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.

I had knee surgery in May and had been wearing Asics for a while. I seen these shoes and a recent review from a lady who had hip surgery and thought i would give these a try. I absolutely love them them, they're comfortable and very lightweight. Definitely recommend them

cynthia Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Love my shoes!

These shoes are perfect! I can walk in them all day and they do not hurt my feet and legs.

Jodi Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.

A very comfortable shoe. Gives me the right amount of support and stability.

Sarah Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Womens Altra Paradigm 4.5

Was looking for a comfortable running shoe for feet that have seen better days. Bunion and long term running/hiking feet. Altras have been great in past but have been concerned with their changes into more narrow toe box. These worked great. Toe box still more narrow than past but still wide & soft stretchy upper fabric helps as well as cushion for road & knees. So far great shoe!

Millie Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Best shoes ever for comfort and cushioning.

Although I am not a runner I was encouraged to buy from Fleet Feet by a nurse at a local hospital. I bought my first pair after hip surgery since walking was my only form of approved exercise. It was love at first step!!! When the pair I wanted was not available at the local store I ordered on line. The shoes arrived ahead of schedule and were exactly what I wanted. All in all this was a great experience. Can't wait to buy my next pair.

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