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Best Altra shoes for Men with average builds

The Utah-based Altra helped popularize the zero heel-to-toe drop movement. As it's evolved, Altra has become one of the most popular and best reviewed running brands on the planet. Now making everything from minimal to maximal running shoes, racing to walking shoes, Altra continues its drive toward the upper echelon of the running shoe world.

Having an average build has its advantages: you can fit in most clothes, fly most airplanes, and ride most roller coasters. Running shoes are no different. Some shoes are meant for lighter runners; some for heavier runners. Average build runners can fit in the large bell shape curve in between. But just like it's important to understand your build, it's also important to understand what shoe you need. That's why the following sneakers are meant for runners who are neither heavy nor skinny.

Altra One 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Toe box that allows room to move appropriately
  • Incredibly light shoe, but with great amount of cushioning
  • The wide toe box

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with runner's knee/patellar tendinitis.

Altra One 2

Altra Torin 2.0

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Zero drop rate
  • Wide toe box
  • Wide toe box

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and runner's knee/patellar tendinitis.

Altra Torin 2.0

Altra Lone Peak 2.0

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Large toe box. Great trail shoe.
  • Large toe box
  • it's really great on the trails

Altra Lone Peak 2.0

Altra Instinct 1.5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light, flexible, wide toe box
  • Zero Drop
  • Light zero-drop sole.

Altra Instinct 1.5

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