Altra Duo $130
This is the review of the Altra Duo, a new shoe. Cregg Weinmann has reviewed footwear and apparel for California Track & Running News since the mid 1990s, and for the RunningNetwork since 1998. If you would like to see this review on Running Product Reviews, please go to: Altra Duo $130. At RunBlogRun, our goal is help you find the perfect shoe for you. Our suggestions: always visit your local running stores at end of day, take a clean pair of running socks, and try on five to six different brands, and jog around in them. Real running stores allow you to check the right show for you. For more reviews, go to www.runningproductreviews.com.
Altra Duo $130
Altra has dipped a toe into the water with a shoe that features their characteristic zero-drop, and a new approach with Max cushion. The result is the Duo.
The upper features a supportive, closed mesh which also features a lightweight, framework of fused overlays, smooth lined ankle collar, and sueded tongue, which while not plush, offers good comfort. What is plush is the midsole of the shoe. A significant layer of foam offers good resilience and plenty of cushion. The outersole has two densities of rubber, high abrasion at touch-down and toe-off, regular abrasion rubber over most of the heel and toe, and a mid-foot of toughened foam. The result is another alternative to running recovery, though also great for faster runs as well.
Testers: “Well cushioned, I mean very well cushioned. Lots of room in the toes, which I liked, not having tried Altra before. It was great for recovery and long training runs, even doing a pretty good job for tempo runs.”
Sizes: Men 7-13,14,15; Women 5.5-11,12
Weight: 9.2 oz. (men’s 11); 7.4 oz. (women’s 8)
Construction: Strobel slip-lasted
Geometry: Full Contact, zero drop