The Provision runs slightly short in size with The Stability Wedge in. If you are between sizes please go up a 1/2 size larger than your regular size. If you are going to wear it without The Stability Wedge then you may not need to size up.



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The Provision runs slightly short in size with The Stability Wedge in. If you are between sizes please go up a 1/2 size larger than your regular size. If you are going to wear it without The Stability Wedge then you may not need to size up.

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Modeled after The Instinct™ platform, The Provision™ adds a firmer midsole and a removable varus stability wedge to assist men with fallen arches, excessive overpronation and knock knees. Built for moderate and high overpronation, the Zero Drop™ platform, foot-shaped design and stability wedge combine to provide a high level of stability without the excessive bulk and weight of traditional stability shoes. Simply remove the stability wedge to convert this shoe to work for neutral and mild overpronation.

The included Stability Wedge™ provides a moderate to high level of stability and is optional. It is designed to provide additional support to those with excessive pronation or flat feet. It addresses the four main challenges with stability in running shoes: READ MORE

Technical Stuff

  • Zero Drop™ Platform, Foot-Shaped Design, NRS – Natural Ride System™.
  • Weight: Provision with the wedge weighed in at 9.9 oz. (9.1 oz. without the wedge)
  • Midsole: Two-Layer EVA / A-Bound™
  • Outsole: Blown Rubber FootPod™
  • 2 included insoles: Molded Support, Stability Wedge
  • Upper: Quick-Dry Mesh with Minimal Seams
  • Liner: Sockless-Friendly Premium Liner
  • Asymmetrical Lacing
  • Stack height = The total thickness of the shoe/the distance between the foot and the ground.
    With Support Footbed: 20mm(Heel)/20mm (Forefoot)
    With Stability Wedge & Support Footbed: 25mm (Medial Heel)/25mm(Medial Forefoot)
    Strengthen Configuration (No Footbed): 15mm(Heel)/15mm (Forefoot)

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Customer Reviews for the Provision™

good feel
By Jerry on Mar 2, 2012
Average Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
so far first fit/feel of the shoe is thumbs up five stars, will run it and post another review soon.
great for helping recovery from torn meniscus
By Cleverunner on Mar 2, 2012
Average Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
I was using saucony hattori for 3 months with great results but unfortunately torn my meniscus. Starting to recover and tried first the Instinct and now the Provision. Both allow me to run again as I try to recover. The zero drop, cushioning, and stabilizer in the Provision have allowed me to run ag... (Read more)
I feel very stable
By thebbk on Mar 6, 2012
Average Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
I've been told I am a late stage pronator and it has been a problem for me forever. I've been running in the Lone Peaks which have helped a lot, but still have some minor knee pain. Two runs with this shoe with the wedge and I feel great! Finally a wedge without arch support. I am far more balanced ... (Read more)
By Photographyco on Apr 10, 2012
Average Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
I was having problems with my feet hurting, my ankles hurt, and finally decided to go to a store and get some professional advice on the type of shoe to wear. The guy brought this out and I was like Who is Altra. I tried them and I am in LOVE with this shoes. They are comfortable, Supportive and p... (Read more)
Great shoe!!
By txrunner on May 23, 2012
Average Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
I got these shoes recently after going through several pairs of shoes, a couple of bouts with PF, and several days of shin splints. I have to say that these shoes by far protect the runner and give the ability to have a natural gait. Before these I tried Newton but they did not feel natural (despite... (Read more)
By Dr Evil on Jul 18, 2012
Average Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
I've a degenerative disk in my lower back that mostly effects me when I walk. I recently bought these shoes to wear at a week long convention where I knew I'd be spending a good 10 to 12 hours a day standing and walking. With normal shoes, I'd be done in about 2 hours. Have to say that these shoe... (Read more)
Do not have my size
By Dan on Jan 24, 2013
Average Rating: 0.5 / 5.0
Bummer that both the Torin and Provision are not available in 12 or 12.5. The rep told me the Provision was being discontinued
great shoes
By Doug on Oct 12, 2012
Average Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
got my provisions and ran 5 miles in them.Out of the box and great feel and fit love them.
Best running shoes ever!
By runjeffrun on Feb 7, 2013
Average Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
I am a big guy, 6'2" 220lbs, and I have a low arch, and I overpronate. So, everyone tells me that I need a very stable shoe with tons of cushion. I was running in Nike Structure and tried some others too. I started to get shin splints and knee pain. I gave up on those really cushion stable thic... (Read more)
Stopped my Shin Splints
By BillVick on Sep 23, 2012
Average Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
For years I suffered from shin splints which my running buddies said was caused from both a heavy heel strike and overstriding. I tried to correct my form but eventually I ended up with a stress fracture that took me out of running for a few months. When I started up again I took a close look at buy... (Read more)
Sizing different from Instinct
By nix on Nov 12, 2012
Average Rating: 2.5 / 5.0
I was very disappointed to find out that the Provision does not fit the same as the Instinct. At least not in size 13. It feels like the Provision is a size 12.5 in comparison. This basically means that I will not be able to run in the Provision (which have been returned) since there are no 13.5.... (Read more)
Why no small sizes for men?
By MidfootRunner on Jan 4, 2013
Average Rating: 1.0 / 5.0
Would love to try these shoes. Please make a smaller size than an 8.
I heard the shoe is good
By B.G. on Jan 4, 2013
Average Rating: 3.5 / 5.0
I have heard about this particular running shoe Are these the only colours in this model
Perfect shoe for my feet
By DN on Dec 18, 2012
Average Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Best thing I have ever done for my flat feet
Worked fantastic after i ditched the wedge
By tim on Dec 7, 2012
Average Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Evaluations, time and time again, have shown that i overpronate, was fitted with these shoes and in the store loved them. However on my first few runs I had some knee and lower back pain and the shoes did not feel "right", I removed the wedge and immediately notice a big improvement. I now have 12... (Read more)
Perfect Shoe
By Run some on Nov 16, 2012
Average Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Bought a pair of Provisions to try out. I had a relay the next weekend and brought them along just to wear between races. The shoe I was running in gave me a hot spot so I switched after the first leg. I ran 14 miles in Provision's that were bascially out of the box. Felt great and no more hot s... (Read more)
Changed my Feet
By tryin2run on May 1, 2013
Average Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
After running my last half marathon with doctor prescribed orthotics, I developed plantar faciitis. The pain has been extreme, and I have been unable to run for almost 2 months. After tons of research, I bought the Altra Provision, and have found instant success. No, the pain is not entirely gone... (Read more)
By barefoot4evr on Jul 22, 2013
Average Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
This is the most comfortable shoe ever, the toe room is very spacious which is what I look for. It looks good too!
Great Shoe Overall
By TJ on Sep 1, 2013
Average Rating: 4.0 / 5.0
My first run with these shoes was a 26 mile training run and they performed great! I run with these on packed dirt trails and asphalt. The fit is good, the heel is locked in and just enough support without sacrificing the light weight feel. The only complaint I have is that they feel a little sho... (Read more)
Customer service
By AG Rain on Sep 16, 2013
Average Rating: 3.0 / 5.0
Ordered shoes on 23 Aug, called 4 times and every time the representative told me that the shoes will be ship the same or the next day, finally got the shoes on 16 Sep. Good shoe as expected but bad service, if somebody would tell me that the shoes were on back order, I wouldn't complain but that wa... (Read more)
Great Shoe + Slow Shipping
By ZFORCE on Sep 24, 2013
Average Rating: 4.0 / 5.0
This shoe is wonderful. First time I've felt like my whole body from the ground up has been aligned properly. Kudos to Altra for good engineering. Minus one star because they took 4 days before they shipped. That's pretty weak compared to other E-tailers.
Great Shoe for lingering injuries
By PH30CAL on Nov 14, 2013
Average Rating: 4.0 / 5.0
Been fighting through plantar fasciitis and knee and back soreness. Went through the heel lift inserts, etc. This shoe is more comfortable and far less expensive than Saucony's with inserts. Expect many good runs in the future!
Awesome replacement for Brooks Green Silence
By TheRunningBran on Jan 10, 2014
Average Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Had been looking for a replacement for the Brooks Green Silence, which were discontinued last year, and finally found it with Altra's Provision line. Fit very comfortably and can lace up nice and tight. Love the toe room and zero drop. Just make sure you go a size up if you're using any kind of inso... (Read more)
Heavy runners dream
By Ray on Jan 20, 2014
Average Rating: 4.0 / 5.0
I''m a middle aged new runner. I have always envied runners and have always wished I could do the same but every time I ran my feet and knees would hurt. Over the years more weight came on until I saw a commercial on the zero drop. I decided to try since the shoe they recommended (provision)was on s... (Read more)
By Bean on Feb 4, 2014
Average Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
The provision is officially the best shoe ever! I went on a 20 mile road bike, Approaches for climbing, backpacking thru narrows with bush wacking and climbing, skateboarding and not to mention a great running shoe. Finally an all-around great shoe for everything! These shoes got drenched and fro... (Read more)
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