Women's Altra Paradigm 7

The Altra Paradigm 7 is a plush, high-cushion trainer offering just the right amount of support while absorbing impact to give your feet and joints some reprieve.


2A Narrow B Medium D Wide 2E Extra Wide




Motion Control




0 mm


8.2 oz

A Plush, High-Cushion Trainer With The Right Amount Of Support

The Altra Paradigm 7 has slowly become a go-to high-cushion, supportive option for runners looking for a plush yet stable experience. This recent update continues to build on this legacy and has delivered another great iteration of this daily trainer.

Take the Paradigm 7 on any run and you’ll immediately notice the comfort of Altra’s EGO™ MAX midsole foam. This cushioning does an excellent job of absorbing impact to give your feet and joints some reprieve.

Altra is a big proponent of encouraging your body’s natural movement but there are times when our bodies need a little guidance. Their GuideRail™ technology works efficiently by offering this guidance to runners who tend to overpronate but only when they need it.

Up top, the Paradigm 7 has a redesigned upper made from breathable, engineered mesh. Helping wick away moisture is amazing but this upper goes a step further offering complete comfort with a molded heel collar and plush tongue. Creating a secure and comfortable experience so you can focus on the run ahead of you. 

Some other classic features Altra incorporates is their FootShape™ technology and Balanced Cushioning™. The Standard FootShape™ fits in the middle between their Slim and Original options, offering just the right amount of space for your feet to sit naturally. Finally, the signature Balanced Cushioning™ positions your forefoot and heel an equal distance off the ground, helping promote better form throughout the gait cycle as well as better alignment. 

Features & Benefits:

  • Updated Altra EGO™ MAX midsole foam provides a plush experience with a touch of responsiveness
  • GuideRail™ technology is incorporated into the midsole for adaptive support
  • Inner Flex™ grooves throughout the midsole for a little extra flexibility 
  • An engineered mesh upper redesign brings breathability and plush comfort together
  • Standard FootShape™ gives your feet more space to naturally rest in the shoe
  • Balanced Cushioning™ promotes better form and alignment
  • FootPod™ outsole technology encourages natural foot movement through the gait cycle
  • Awarded American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Seal of Acceptance found to promote good foot health
  • Category: Support
  • Stack Height: 30mm
  • Offset: 0 mm
  • Weight: 8.2 oz / 232.5g

Why You’ll Love It:

  • If you tend to overpronate and look for a little more stability, the addition of the GuideRail™ technology helps make this a great choice
  • The Altra EGO™ MAX midsole offers a plush experience for any distance

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review

Anonymous Verified Buyer

April 30, 2024

Falling apart and big

Not sure if this has to do with how the shoes were shipped or the quality of the shoes themselves, but I’m very disappointed. I’ve worn these shoes three times — ran in them only once — and the shoes are already falling apart. They’re peeling at some of the seems. They’re also large on me (I bought a 10, and I’m a 10 most shoes I buy. I also have wide feet). Disappointing.