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Altra Men's Impulse Running Shoe

Altra Men's Impulse Running Shoe

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ALT-A1542

CA$164.99

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Train fast and stable in the Altra Impulse. Designed to tackle your daily training miles with a little speed, this lightweight shoe uses a responsive midsole on a zero-drop platform to help you maintain a more natural footstrike. StabiliPod technology at key zones of the foot provide mild support from overpronation, and a breathable air mesh upper keeps your feet comfortable over long distances.


Features & Benefits


Midsole
  • Ultralight EVA midsole foam for lightweight, durable cushioning.
  • A-Bound is a recycled, environmentally friendly midsole compound for resilient underfoot protection.
  • StabiliPod provides support through the three natural stability zones of the foot.
  • Built-in Varus Stability Wedge offers support for overpronation without pushing up the arch like traditional stability devices.
  • Natural Ride System (NRS) design includes a more natural, foot-shaped last, zero millimeter heel to toe drop, and metatarsal-specific
  • Natural Foot Design follows the natural shape of the foot for ultimate comfort.

  • Upper
  • Quick Dry Air Mesh wicks water away from your foot while remaining light and breathable.
  • Heel Claw construction uses a snug fit around the heel for added support.
  • A-Wrap design holds feet securely around the midfoot and allows for a roomy toe-box.
  • Support Insoles are 5mm-thick removable insoles designed for runners needing more traditional support and a molded arch.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length fabric for a comfortable underfoot feel.

  • Outsole
  • FootPod Outsole follows the natural construction of the human foot for maximum flexibility and a responsive ride.

  • Weight
  • 8.6 oz (size 9)
    • I'm a convert

      Review by JOltrop (Posted on 1/20/17)

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      I picked these up partway through the 2016 race season and I don't think I'll every go back to a traditional shoe.

      It is the only shoe that I've ever had on for a 50km run that I didn't want to take off immediately after stopping.

      There is a adaptation period if you are used to shoes with hell-toe drop or are accustomed to shoes with a sock type upper (I wore Adidas Ultra Boosts for the prior year).

      The will never win the stating line fashion show but you and your ugly shoes will be the happiest person when you cross the finish line.
    • Blown Away

      Review by Jemwu (Posted on 12/18/16)

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      I've put 380 miles on these and plan to keep going until they literally fall off my feet. So far, the treads are the only thing showing any wear. No issues with the upper fabric (some reviewers have commented on this). These kicks are just unbelievably comfortable without must cushioning. Feel fast!

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