2012 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Running Shoes

  • By Aaron Hersh and Matt Fitzgerald
  • Published Apr 10, 2012
  • Updated Oct 31, 2014 at 4:37 PM UTC

Altra Intuition $100

Altra firmly believes that mid- and forefoot striking is superior to heel striking, and every aspect of the Intuition is built around that concept. Like all shoes from Altra, the Intuition has a zero-drop sole, meaning the heel isn’t any taller than the forefoot, to promote forefoot contact. Also, its sole is extremely hard. It protects the foot and provides a little cushioning but doesn’t take all the sting off contact with the ground, further motivating a runner to avoid heel striking.

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