Ride is not working for me
By spcmcpultra (Twin Cities, MN) on Jul 18, 2014
This shoe accommodates my wide flat feet. I followed the sizing recommendations and I feel they are a tad long, but the toe cap is so low that I feel like a 1/2 size smaller would result in major problems in that area. I think they do a good job in the stability department. They prevent excessive pronation, which is something that I do. But the ride is harsh, the eva is very firm, and I feel very slow in them. Also, the pods that should be under the ball of the foot are actually under my toes, and this is very uncomfortable. I can't get a good heel lock in, even with loop lock lacing, so they feel sloppy. The removable stability wedges are great. I have since discovered that my Altra Torin 1.5's with stability wedges are all I need to control my excessive pronation. The Provision would be OK for walking and bumming around. They look awesome. But I didn't buy them for that, so they gotta go back.
The first shoe that fits
By isayrock (Battle Creek, MI) on May 11, 2013
My feet are wide and flat, and though that usually prompts shoe salesfolk to try and squeeze me into a pair of high stability shoes with intense arch support, my feet and back hate it. Growing up in Hawaii, I was either barefoot or in flat rubber slippers 99% of the time so I've been a fan of minimalist shoes for a very long time. I was introduced to Altras the other day, and for the first time in my life, wore a pair of shoes that didn't cramp up my toe box and let my heels sit naturally. I'm training for my first 5K and the Provision 1.5 feels like it was tailored and bespoke just for my feet. I'm blown away.
I also bought a pair of Superior trail shoes so I don't wear out the Provisions, because I want to wear them EVERYWHERE! My fiance also bought a pair of Superiors, so you've not only made a lifelong fan, but a family of fans as well!