Altra Provision 6

Women's Stability Running Shoes View Men's
original price $140 sale/discounted price $105
Star Rating is 4.6 / 5
12 Verified Reviews
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The Altra Provision 6 will give you support when you need it for a lightweight, cushioned ride.

Altra took its lightweight stability shoe and made it more cushioned, durable and bouncier than the previous version. They added their EGO midsole to this model of the Provision, which makes it lighter, too. The EGO cushioning is soft but allows for an explosive push-off.

The Altra Provision 6 has a GuideRail™ design that gives you medial support when you need it, making this a great stability shoe for runners who overpronate. Designers updated the InnovArch™, which puts a webbing underfoot and provides additional arch support to give your foot better placement.

They changed the InnerFlex™ grid-like grooves in the midsole to increase flexibility and allow your foot to move more naturally. The Provision 6 also has Altra’s standard fit: the roomy FootShape toe box that allows your toes to splay naturally, Balanced Cushioning that has the same amount of cushioning in the forefoot and heel to run more naturally, and gender-specific tweaks to address the biological differences in men and women’s feet.

The Provision 6 upper is a bit more flexible with more depth and a higher instep than the previous version. Check out more about this shoe in our Altra Provision 6 review.

Tech Specs

Altra Provision 6


8.3oz (women’s size 8.5),

10.1oz (men’s size 10.5)






Everyday Training


Road, Track

What’s New

Altra changed to EGO cushioning in this model to provide for a more cushioned, light and bouncy ride. The outsole is redesigned to give you more durability with their additional rubber and InnerFlex grid-like grooves. Finally, they replaced the grooved insole with a standard one.

Who It’s Best For

This is a great everyday lightweight stability trainer for those that love the natural run feeling. If someone thinks that the Paradigm is too much shoe, they will love the Provision.

Why You’ll Love It

Lightweight, bouncy and cushioned, this is a great shoe to run in for miles. You will love the wide open toebox and natural running feel.

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Star Rating is 4.6 / 5
Based on 12 Verified Reviews
Star Rating is 5 / 5

Great shoe!

Kathy M 1 year ago Verified Purchase

My first Altra shoes were Paradigm 6. These Provisions do not have as much cushion as the Paradigm but are still REALLY close! The shape is wonderful for the toes. I did add some arch support but not full orthotic inserts as the toe box was not as roomy as the Paradigm. They are wear-all-day comfortable and I love the blush color for spring and summer! They also have plenty of flexibility in the front of the shoe for rising onto your toes! The fit in length and width was consistent with my previous Altras. I do wish they had a deeper heel lock position in the lacing.

Star Rating is 5 / 5

Terrific sneakers

Judith B 1 year ago Verified Purchase

I've bought 3 pairs over the last couple of years in different colors. I have a wide in the front and narrow heeled feel. The fit is great and the shoe is so comfortable..

Star Rating is 5 / 5


Katie F 1 year ago Verified Purchase

I began my experience with Altra in March with the Provision 5 after running my first half marathon. Shin splints were reoccurring despite regular training and recovery. I have wide feet so a sales rep recommended Altra shoes for their wide toe box. My only qualm with the Provision 5 was the tongue moved around way too much and I had to stop during my runs to adjust it but my shin splints went away! The Provision 6 has been my shoe of choice to train for my first marathon. It has all the stability and comfort of the 5 with the added bonus of a stable tongue. I've been incredibly pleased with their performance. They grip the ground really well and after a few uses the high heel covering gets softer. Can't wait to see how they do on race day!

Star Rating is 5 / 5

Great shoe for OR

Ashley B 1 year ago Verified Purchase

I'm a survival tech standing for long hours. This is my 2nd pair. I also have plantation fasciitis these shoes are the best.

Star Rating is 4 / 5

Finally a good fit

Wren 1 year ago Verified Purchase

I have a narrow heel and wide forefoot and usually wear slip ons so I can take my shoes off and give my toes room. This is the only shoe I’ve ever been able to wear all day. I also overpronate and the guide rail technology helps stabilize my feet. The shoes are very light weight. I would like a little more cushioning.

Star Rating is 5 / 5

Most comfortable and supportive shoe

Ann H 1 year ago Verified Purchase

Altra Provision 6 is the most comfortable and supportive shoe I've ever owned. The arch support hits in the exact spot I need it. They're roomy without being sloppy. I love the rounded front which provides extra room for my toes. Walking in them is like walking on a cloud. And I love the colors that they come in.

Star Rating is 3 / 5

They don't work for walking

Sally. M 1 year ago Verified Purchase

Too difficult to walk in this shoe. Even with pads in the heels the shoe seems not to be made for walking.

Star Rating is 5 / 5

Experience with Fleet Feet

Sara S 2 years ago Verified Purchase

Fleet feet provided a first time learning experience on what shoes are best for my feet. I had an incredible and super helpful and much needed education on the way I walk stand shape of feet length of shoe that is best in caring for my feet etc.. To have a well knowledgeable sales associate suggest appropriate brands and put shoes on my feet was a treat. The shoes I purchased have made a difference in my ability to power walk without pain in my hips and lower back

Star Rating is 3 / 5

Altra Provision 6

Rhonda B 2 years ago Verified Purchase

The toe box is a little wide but you can't find shoes with just a little smaller toe box. I did have to get different insoles for these shoes to make them more comfortable. That added another $50 to the price.

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