Altra FWD Experience

Running Shoe Reviews
Altra FWD Experience

Category

Neutral Road Running Shoes

Summary

Average Weight: Men's 240g / Women's 201g
Offset: 4mm

Stack Height: Heel: 32mm / Forefoot: 28mm

Altra's first non-zero-drop shoe, the FWD Experience has Altra's signature anatomical fit, featuring a FootShape forefoot with ample room for your toes. This shoe is 100% vegan.

Men's Altra FWD Experience
Men's Neutral Road Running Shoes
£130.00

Women's Altra FWD Experience
Women's Neutral Road Running Shoes
£130.00

Features

Upper

  • Slightly thinner at the toe box but thickens towards the back
  • Supportive and structured material, feels more geared towards faster running

Midsole

  • Compression moulded to offer you excellent rebound, absorption of impact and long-term durability
  • Fast heel-to-toe transition, due to moderate rocker motion
  • The CMEVA midsole is cushioned but firmer underfoot

Outersole

  • Sticky rubber outsole to prevent slipping on the road – traction more ideal on harder surfaces such as road/mid-trail
Altra FWD Experience
Altra FWD Experience

Pros

  • FootShape toe-box so your toes can spread naturally – great option if you have slightly wider feet, Morton's neuroma or bunions
  • Refined shape for an improved versatile fit
  • Built-in Rocker technology aims for an effortless midfoot to toe-off transition
  • True to size
  • Fully vegan

Cons

  • Although considered 'standard fit' in Altra's range, the upper material construction feels quite snug

In Testing

For a faster running session, I tried the Altra FWD Experience running shoes that were recommended to me. I was not let down. Their Rocker technology allows for a smooth transition from heel-to-toe, lessening the impact on my joints.

I also have to add, running in these shoes did feel more effortless as I built up my milage and pace. Personally, a massive game-changer when it comes to running faster!


Verdict

The Altra FWD Experience are the first Altra shoes with a non-zero drop. As an appreciator of Altra's shoe shape, but apprehensive about zero-drop shoes, I must say that this shoe has captured my heart.

They are incredibly lightweight, so if you're a neutral runner looking to set a personal best, I suggest you give these a try.

Men's Altra FWD Experience
Men's Neutral Road Running Shoes
£130.00

Women's Altra FWD Experience
Women's Neutral Road Running Shoes
£130.00

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