Altra's Intuition 1.5 is designed specifically for women, it isn't just another shrink it and pink it shoe. From the amount of cushioning to the shape of the shoe, it is 100% Female-specific. With the Zero Drop platform and innovative foot-shaped design, this shoe delivers many of the benefits of barefoot running with the comfort, cushioning and support that distance runners love. Follow your intuition and experience the world's first fully cushioned, foot-shaped, Zero Drop running shoe.
In Altra's words, 'this isn't just another shrink it and pink it shoe,' and given Women's Intuition 1.5 Running Shoe's numerous female-focused fit modifications, it appears that they're right on the money. Over the past few years the world of running has taken a turn toward supporting a more natural running style, and the Intuition is a perfect example. This on and off-road shoe offers a foot-shaped design, cushioning, and the benefits of a zero-drop platform (heel and forefoot are equa-distant from the ground). You get impact absorption, space for your toes to spread out, and a foot position that facilitates the type of foot strike you were born to make. Even better, Altra truly designed this shoe for women who run, and run, and run... .
|Country Of Origin:||Asia|
|Footwear Type:||Road Running|
|Insole:||(2) 5 mm Sculpted and 3mm Strengthen|
|Liner:||Full Length Seamless Inner Lining with Premium Drilex Collar Lining|
|Midsole:||12 mm; Dual Layer EVA with A-Bound Top Layer|
|Sole:||4.5 mm FootPod Outsole|
|Upper:||Quick Dry Air Mesh|
|Weight:||7.7 oz / 218 g|
Not a full review yet, but a note on sizing. All my running shoes (adidas, mizuno, new balance, nike, asics, and some saucony) have been a size 6. I have the first version of the Altra Lone Peak trail shoe in a size 6. But for the Intuition 1.5, I sized up a half size to 6.5 for a good fit.
1/22/14 Update: I'm up to about 65 miles in these, with runs up to 10-12 miles. Not the fastest/lightest feeling shoe but a solid zero drop trainer.