By OrangeClownShoes (New York, NY) on (Jun 11, 2013)
Comments: Ran in my orange boots yesterday for the first time, they are incredibly smooth and stable for a minimalist shoe. The ride was simply fun and explosive. I have not mastered the speed laces yet, but I will say for a shoe that you can pull on and off, the fit was just secure enough. Altra's online customer representative advised me to upsize from my street shoe size 10 to Altra size 11, which was definitely the right call. I have tried nearly every leading brand of minmalist shoes, Altra has the balance right with The 3-Sum.
The 3-Sum™ is the sum of the three event triathlon experience. Lightweight, fast, and lightly cushioned, the 3-Sum™ is built for triathletes who demand the ultimate in performance. With a seamless upper, easy-on transition pull-tabs, quick-draw lacing system and heel/forefoot drain holes, the 3-Sum™ minimizes transition time and maximizes performance. The Zero Drop™ design allows for natural loading of the calf and Achilles, while optimizing the landing angle to ensure powerful speed with minimal impact. The Altra 3-Sum™ – get off the bike and run like there is no tomorrow!