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Altra Men's Adam Running Shoe

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Carbon/Taupe
  • Synthetic ane mesh
  • Rubber sole
  • Foot Shaped Design: Male SD-1 Last
  • NRS: Natural Ride System
  • Breathable Stretch Upper with SecureCinch Strapping
  • SeeNoSeam Stitch Free Footbed
  • HeelClaw and A Wrap for Superior Fit
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Product Description

The Adam is a minimal shoe with maximum versatility Finally giving men a sensitive side, allowing you to do more with less. Throw in the various optional insoles for the most versatile and performance minimalist shoe on the market! A near barefoot running shoe, the true zero drop , foot shape design allowing you the feeling of running barefoot with a shoe still on.

Take on diverse landscapes in comfort with Altra's Adam and Eve Running Shoes. These male- and female-specific models promote foot strengthening, proper running form and are appropriate for backpacking, cross-training, kayaking, canoeing and routine fitness runs. These minimalist shoes combine stretchy fabric uppers with thin rubber outsoles to provide support while keeping runners as close to barefoot as possible.

Run stronger, better and healthier
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Men's Adam
Running Shoe
At a Glance:
  • Zero Drop helps you improve posture and running technique
  • 'A'-Wrap technology provides midfoot support and toe space
  • Breathable, stretchy upper brings you as close to barefoot as possible
  • Siped rubber sole grips all surfaces
Altra Men's Adam Running Shoe Product Shot
Altra Men's Adam Running Shoe Product Shot
Altra Men's Adam Running Shoe Product Shot

Stretchy fabric uppers with thin rubber outsoles provide support and keep runners as close to barefoot as possible. View larger.

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Natural Ride System Keeps Feet Properly Positioned

This shoe's Natural Ride System improves your running experience by using complimentary running technologies, including foot-shaped lasts and outsole componentry that includes a proper metatarsal parabola.

When you're hitting the trail, the shoe's foot-shaped design allows your toes to splay outward and helps your feet maintain proper position. The Zero Drop platform improves posture and reduces excessive heel strikes for a more efficient, natural stride.

Zero Drop refers to positioning both the heel and ball of foot the same distance from the ground rather than elevating the heel midsole twice as high as the forefoot like traditional shoes do.

Superior Fit and Comfort

Altra running shoes are built to provide support when needed and space where appropriate. This shoe's 'A'-Wrap design snugly wraps the midfoot and heel while allowing space for your toes to splay out. This improves balance, foot relaxation and shock absorption. The removable Strengthen Footbed contains A-Bound, an energy return compound that sits directly under the foot to help soften the impact of hard surfaces while maintaining ground feedback.

Altra's Eve model is designed for women's narrower heels, smaller insteps, longer arches and different metatarsal positioning.

Razor Siped Rubber Sole Grips All Surfaces

The shoe's 3.4-millimeter BareSole is crafted from siped performance rubber that will grip almost any surface, wet or dry, so you can safely move across various terrains. The shoe's stretchy, breathable fabric upper includes simple Velcro cinch straps.

Two Insoles Help Strengthen and Support Feet

This running shoe comes with two insoles. One to help you strengthen your feet and one that provides gentle support for runners new to minimalist shoes. The strengthen insole is flat, while the support insole has a traditional molded arch and heel wrap. Experienced minimalist runners & water sport athletes can wear this shoe without either insole for a maximum barefoot like experience.

What's in the Box

Altra Adam Running Shoes with strengthen insoles, support insoles, and Altra Minimalist Education Booklet.

Trademark Information:

Adam™

Eve™

Zero Drop™

'A'-Wrap™

A-Bound™

BareSole™

Velcro®

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  • ASIN: B0079G9WGQ
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Item model number: Adam-M
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #181,805 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Boxer Dad on October 6, 2012
    Size: 12 D(M) USColor: Carbon/Taupe Verified Purchase
    I am very hard on shoes as I weigh 215.

    I have bad knees and thought these would be uncomfortable for me.

    I love them and they are so comfy!

    Don't know yet about durability.
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    12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By W. Loo on June 20, 2012
    These are the only shoes I can wear now since discovering barefoot style shoes. Very comfortable and the toe box is wide enough that it doesn't cramp my toes. Do not ignore the special sizing direction of leaving room in front of the toe. The sole has good traction and I can use it to play table tennis in. The only issue I have with the shoe is the really cheap, low quality thread used in the construction. They fuzz out and break after a few washes and so the shoe is slowly coming apart before the sole has worn out. The threads are a low density poly thread with few twists per meter. It shouldn't cost much more to use a high quality poly thread and it will increase durability greatly.
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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dude on July 27, 2012
    I like this shoe for just knocking around the house and for street use. I do not intend to run in this shoe but will use it to strengthen my arches and allow my toes to spread out and eventually become more agile. I like the looks and feel of the shoe and am currently using the beefier insole. The quality is somewhat lacking in the stitching and am not sure how long the shoe will last. I continue to do my running in Altra Instinct shoes and Brooks Pure shoes. The Altra Adam ran true to size for my size 12 feet with wearing thin socks. If you are looking for a way to slowly break into the minimal shoe scene then the Adam shoe might be a good place to start.
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    7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Baz on September 20, 2012
    Size: 11.5 D(M) USColor: Carbon/Taupe Verified Purchase
    I bought these shoes as a substitute shoe for when my Vibrams are in the wash. Although I love the Vibrams and have had a lot of success in them, I wanted to try something similar but without the separate toe pockets for each toe. This is about as close to the ground as you'll get with any shoe (with the insoles removed) and the overall feel is light and similar to barefoot running. The toe box is huge and there's loads of room to spread your toes according to the terrain, etc. However, the shape of the toe box is quite straight without much curve for the big toe and little toe. My feet are slightly curved, meaning the big toe isn't aligned with the inside of the ankle when looking down. This means that for people like me, there is going to be some rubbing against the big toe. The good thing is that this only happened the first three or four times wearing them and they seem to have loosened up now. They are not a perfect fit and I would recommend going one size larger if your feet are wide as you'll have the same problem as me. Overall, a smooth ride and they look cool. I have also been wearing them at work to soften them up and they don't get frowned at by my boss (who hated my vibrams!).
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    6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By DK on January 12, 2013
    Size: 11 D(M) USColor: Carbon/Taupe Verified Purchase
    Go to the images of this shoe. Observe where it says "ZERO DROP" near the small toe.

    That piece of leather (which is designed to cover the tip of your toes) does not cover all your toes.... so your toe nails...although properly cut and taken care of ;)... keep getting stuck from inside, at the cloth and leather stitch fold when you walk.

    This will be true for walkers who raise their toes with each step.

    That piece of leather should have been longer to be cover the toes or shorter to be in front of the toes.

    I don't understand why such minor things are not considered during design itself. Why and how I can say this....coz, I worked in the IT team which was for creating the shoe designing software for the largest sport shoe maker. So I kind of know (after working with shoe designers) about the nuances of shape, design, form, material etc.
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