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  • The vapor gloves have a nice wide toe box and are like a "glove". But they are really barefoot so be careful (they are addictive!) Sorry The Ones feel sloppy for you but that is Altra fit. Now I am used to it and appreciate it more and more. If you …
  • Optimal run ships cheap to UK and running warehouse. Both great people who even compared my current shoe and tried on The Ones to get me the perfect size so I avoided a bummer purchase.
  • I second The One. The wide toe box is heaven sent. I had BA2 before and liked them but still too narrow toe box. My first Altras and heavy compared to my vapor gloves but I wanted a cushioned shoe also and am very happy just now.
  • I have run about 150km now in my The Ones and mostly on gravel roads. No sign of wear yet. Cushion enough for me and flexible. I always have to pick out small pebbles from the sole though. I could buy a lot of other shoes but so far I just love the …
  • I really am enjoyng my Altra The Ones. My first Altra shoes so I do not know any other. But am familiar with BA2 and the Vibram soles always hold up better. But I would not trade the Altra toe box for anything these days ;-)
  • Works fine sockless as I prefer that when the temperature is ok. Have not tried to take out the insoles yet so I wonder how that will be since I can then see the visible stitches. Will try it and post when my left achilles heals. Hoping massage and …
    in The One Comment by Asle July 2013
  • Most days -> Vapor Gloves. (this would have killed my feet 2 years ago) If I listen to my heart I would wear the Vapor Gloves every day (or barefoot)  :-) With my forefoot problems and to think in long term (I want to get real old and never stop …
    in The One Comment by Asle July 2013
  • You are right Stephan. I had the BA2 but the toe box is was not wide enough for me. The One is different but I am (positive) surprised at the good ground feel for a cushioned shoe like this. I wanted something on the other end of Vapor Glove for lon…
    in The One Comment by Asle July 2013
  • Peter, I have been reading your posts about impact forces and how they change when landing differently (different stiffening of the legs). If I understand you correct the load is the same when your body lands no matter in what way and cushioned shoe…
  • Hi,@fjwagner - I tried your suggestion from web page and I must say that after a couple of days my pain under my second toe is much better. Hope this is a good solution.
  • I also have pain under my second toes (both feet). Both my forefeet swell up every time I am out running. I started transitioning to minimalistic shoes 2-3 years ago and changing from heel strike to a forefoot strike. First let me say that I always…
  • Now I got my Altra The Ones! Here are some initial comments. I have only been on a few km. run but hope to put some more running in them this week Color - looks I was a bit sceptical to the color but they are a cool green (I think - I am color blin…
    in The One Comment by Asle July 2013
  • # Mishima I ordered The One from optimalrun.com. Cheap shipping to Norway! Hope to put in some feedback when I have tested them. I have a pair of BA2 but they are still not wide enough in the toe box. Hoping The One is wider. I was looking for a Vap…
    in The One Comment by Asle July 2013
  • The calf pain is there because you put more stress on your calves/achilles moving from midfoot to forefoot strike. Plantar fascitis is also common with the extra load. After a brutal start from heel strike to 10k barefoot with 2 weeks injury I took …
  • I just saw this thread now. I like Peter Larsons open minded approach to the minimalist running. No size fits all! I was an active track runner many years ago. Almost 30 years later I am a runner again thanks to minimalist shoes. I had a back surger…
  • Although the Kinvara is a nice shoe I can not run in those narrow toe boxes. I am waiting for a pair of Altra The One. I think they are good for my feet with a wide toe box and hopefully adequate cushioning for long runs. And it looks like the sole …