Women's Shoes Stability Running Altra

Altra Provision 6


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.

Reviews (8)

4.4 out of 5 stars.

4.4/5 on 8 total reviews

Wren Verified Buyer
4 out of 5 stars.
Finally a good fit

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.

Ann Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Most comfortable and supportive shoe

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.

Sally. Verified Buyer
3 out of 5 stars.
They don't work for walking

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

Sara Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Experience with Fleet Feet

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

Rhonda Verified Buyer
3 out of 5 stars.
Altra Provision 6

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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