ALTRA DUO

Runner's World South Africa - - HUMAN RACE - al­trafootwearsa.com

R2 350

WEIGHT: M: 227 grams, W: 198 grams DROP: M: 2.7mm, W: 4.8mm CUSH­ION­ING: 81

THE NEED-TO-KNOW

The Duo is lighter than it looks, de­spite the fact that our lab test found it has the thick­est and soft­est fore­foot (no sur­prise, given Altra’s found­ing prin­ci­ple of ‘zero drop’ – their goal to keep the heights of the heel and fore­foot as close to level as pos­si­ble).

The out­sole has only rub­ber in high-wear ar­eas to save on weight, which could mean it won’t hold up through months of kilo­me­tres on the road. Still, our wear-testers didn’t no­tice any is­sues with dura­bil­ity.

The tongue has soft foam to pre­vent ir­ri­ta­tion from tight laces, and the heel cup is re­in­forced for added sta­bil­ity and com­fort.

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