Altra Zero Delilah review and giveaway

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The Altra Zero is a great, find your mid foot kind of shoe

When I was at the Boston Marathon expo, I sought out the Altra Zero booth because this was a shoe I had been eyeing. I’d read good things about it and thought it might be a great shoe to give a go post-marathon. Lucky for me, Altra Zero was open to giving me a pair of Delilah’s to review, and one to give away to you all.

So here’s what I think of this shoe:

  • It’s flexible–passes my “bend in half” test. This means no stiff soled shoe to prevent your feet from doing what they should naturally.
  • It’s got a really nice, wide toe box. In fact, I think it’s the biggest one out there. Why is this important? It lets your toes splay naturally as you land and take off. More traditional shoes are going to squeeze your feet into unnatural narrowness.
  • They have zero heel drop from heel to toe. This helps you find your mid foot.
  • They weigh very little (6.2 ounces)–you don’t even notice them on your feet.
  • They give you the option of wearing them with or without the insole.
  • I’m going to give them extra points for their cool factor too–I love the looks of this shoe.

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    Passes the flexibility test beautifully

Really, there’s not much I would say bad about this shoe. It has worked really well for me so far. I have been using it in small doses, only on short runs and at the beginning of a few longer ones. As I wrote last Friday, I am easing my way down to zero drop, hopefully once and for all. I feel like these shoes are a perfect way to do that.

The only place I wouldn’t take these shoes is a trail. The bottom is pretty treadless, which works fine on the road, but I think on slick trails you’d slip and slide all

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The bottom is definitely not made for a trail

over the place. But that’s where (minimalist!) trail shoes come in. I also wouldn’t recommend these shoes to anyone who likes/needs much in the way of cushion. You will feel the road with these, believe me. More incentive to land lightly and these can help teach that, but if you hit hard, you won’t find any cushion to soften the blow.

Would you like to try a pair? Altra Zero is offering up a pair to one of my lucky readers. The Delilah model for a female or a Samson model for a male. Simply tell me in a comment below why you’d like to try a zero drop shoe. I’ll let select a winner next Tuesday, May 15.

Disclaimer: Altra Zero gave me these shoes to try for free. All expressed opinions are my own. 

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  1. I’ve been hearing so much about these Altra shoes, I would love to try them out during my Ironman training! I have wide feet so these may be just perfect for me!
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  2. I have made the jump to the NB Minimus Trail shoes, but they still have a 4mm drop. I would love to try going to a zero drop! The Altra’s would be a great choice since I need a wide toe box. And who can pass up a cool looking shoe?

  3. I would love to try the Zero drop Altra’s. I have read a lot about these and would love to wear them.

  4. I’d love to try these out – been wanting to ease my way into a zero-drop shoe. I also really need the wide toe box, so these sound like they might be a good fit!

  5. I have a wicked heel strike and have been consciously trying to shift to a mid-foot strike with no success in traditional shoes. I’d love to give these shoes a try!

  6. Cecilia says:

    I have been transitioning to zero drop over the past year and currently use Merrells as my zero drop shoes (run in Green Silence regularly.) Have heard great things about Altra and I’d be interested in testing them out!! Thank you!

  7. I’d love to try them out to see if my plantar plate is ready to begin the transition to more minimalist running yet. And I think I’d look good in them :D
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  8. I should say “no need to enter me!” but I caint.
    I would love to try.
    I think my RUNspiration is contained in these shoes.
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  9. Rene' Whiteley says:

    I love the Altra company in general. I have the Intuition and ran 9 in them a couple of weeks ago. Also what is cool about the Delilah is they were featured in a J. Crew photo spread. I know so petty but so cute:) So anyway I would love to try the Delilah. I think that I am ready to feel the road.

  10. Thanks for the chance to win! I’ve been working hard on my midfoot strike, but in some recent race photos (IronGirl Columbia), I’m seeing a peek of sole, so I know I’m not there yet.

  11. would love to try those, I’m working on training for a duathlon and need to really work on new running techniques and have heard great things about zero drop

  12. Last year I spent months in PT with a PFPS injury from improper running form. Since then, I have changed not only my form, but my shoes. No more built up, heavy shoes for this girl!! Less shoe = less injury for me.
    I would LOVE to try the Deliah!! I have run in the Intuition from Altra and love them.
    Just a total bonus that I am totally digging the black/hot pink/gray colors on these too!!
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  13. Would love to try them. Any shoe that can help me continue to improve my form!
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  14. I’ve been hearing a lot about Altra lately. I’m very curious about zero drop shoes and the Altra brand. After seeing pictures from my half marathon over the weekend, I realize that I am an aggressive heal striker. Maybe these would help!
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  15. After a couple of years of injuries, I think I am slowly figuring out what helps me run best. I recently moved from a 14mm drop shoe to a 4mm drop, and I am loving it. I have been looking at the Alteras as a next step, so that is why I would love to win these shoes. :)
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  16. I am interested in trying a zero drop shoe, as I have being hearing a lot of good things about them.

  17. If I win please re-draw, because I am not interested in these right now, but I did want to say that I think the names of the styles are fabulous!
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  18. i’d love to try these shoes out – i run in the brooks green silence right now, which i love. this model seems like it would be a good shoe to alternate with those!

  19. YAY!!! Glad You are enjoying them!
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  20. those look functional and just spiffy! can i try!? PLEASE! hehe
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  21. These definitely do look pretty cool!!! I have a wide feet so it would be great to try out a shoe specific to my large feet ;) Thanks for the review! :)
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  22. Oh wow awesome! I would love to try a pair of zero drop shoes for both lifting and running (eventually). My husband is trying to transition right now actually. My feet were never stronger than when I was a dancer – ballet shoes obviously have zero drop ;-)
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  23. Ok, I’m in……..I’ve been looking to try to incorporate a minimalist shoe into my regimen and those Altra’s look pretty sweet!
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  24. I have a friend in my running club who wears the Altra shoes and has been raving about them. My current shoes have a 12mm drop so it would be a big change but after my marathon I have been thinking about trying a new shoe with a zero drop.
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  25. The only minimalist shoes I’ve tried are the five fingers and hated them. I’d love to give a different pair a shot, but I’m also too cheap to buy a pair and then hate them again!
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  26. I’d like to try a zero drop shoe! I have always run in the same model very structured shoe because my brother bought me a pair when I first started running, and I have been afraid to change what has worked. I’d like to try out a more natural shoe a few miles per week and make a gradual transition.
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  27. I’ve been dying to try these! I keep going more minimal to help with the PF stuff and these would help me do that :)
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  28. The more I run, the more I like the idea of zero drop shoes. It’s scary to convert, but these look like they might do the trick. And they are so dang cute!
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  29. My husband wears them and keeps telling me I should try them. He thinks it would help me with my form and perhaps I would have less injury issues. Who knows?! Maybe he is right.

  30. I`d love to try a pair! I want to transition to minimalist shoes in order to help my runner`s knee and IT band issues!
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  31. I would love to transition to minimalist, zero-drop shoes! It just seems more natural and efficient.

  32. Like Emily above, I’ve been wearing the NB Minimus, but they do have a 4mm drop. I’m ready to start easing into zero drop and would love to check these out!
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  33. Well, you know what I want to try this – really in the throes of working on my form and moving towards a mid strike. I want to experiment with different shoes and this one seems like a good one to add into the mix. Have to say I had never heard of this brand, but would love to give them a spin!
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  34. The happiness you’re displaying in that photo is reason enough to want to try them.
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  35. I’m dying to try a pair of Delilahs – I’m a very heavy footed stomper so I think transitioning to zero-drop would teach me how to tread a little lighter
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  36. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve been working on my stride since I started running a year and a half ago, and feel ready to tackle zero drop shoes.

  37. Michelle says:

    I’m having a hard time finding my midfoot – if these will help, bring ‘em on!! :) Plus, they’re cute!

  38. I’ve been seriously considering switching to a minimalist shoe for some time now. These shoes look perfect for doing so. I’d love to incorporate them (slowly) into my training!

  39. Would love to try this shoe – I have super wide feet so like the sound of that extra wide toe box!
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  40. I’ve been trying to consistently find my mid-foot and switch to a more minimalistic shoe. I’ve been gradually moving that direction and am ready to take the next step of blending in the next level.
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  41. I would love to try this shoe! I’ve been having a shoe-identity crises ever since they discontinued the Kinvara 1. I tried the new balance minimus trail shoe and loved it but have been looking for a zero drop road shoe. I will have to check these out!
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  42. While change is never my fav…I would LOVE to try the Altra Zero shoe! It could help me to FINALLY stop heal striking!
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  43. I would LOVE to try the zero drops because I think they would be the next step to my form domination! (And they are super cute, which is also important to me!)

  44. I’d love to try the Altra shoes! I’m pretty much a Newton girl but I’m always up to try something different…and have tried lots, you never know when you might find the perfect match for yourself!
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  45. Autumn says:

    I’ve heard so much about these and would LOVE to give them a try!

  46. I need to get rid of my heel strike and would love to try a pair.
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  47. I have also been easing myself down to zero drop and would LOVE to wear these shoes.

  48. Ah! I’ve had my eye on these shoes for MONTHS! Altras are difficult to track down in the Chicagoland area where I haven’t found a local retailer yet who carries them, these aren’t the kind of shoes I would just randomly buy off the internet and hope for the best.

    Ran in Newtons for most of the fall/winter months and loved them, but at $175 a pop they are a bit much when you clock about 300 miles a month. I am coveting these Altras like a mad woman!
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  49. Jackie says:

    Like you, I’ve been moving toward a zero drop shoe. I’m exclusively running in shoes with a 4 mm drop (kinvaras and go run) but am ready to make the move to 0. I’ve been reading reviews like a woman possessed and would love to try these!

  50. Sherry says:

    I would love to try the Altra’s. I’ve heard alot of great things about them.

  51. I’ve been very curious about these and would love to give them a try!

  52. Margaret says:

    I have been dealing with plantar fasciitis for over a year and I’m thinking about working towards a minimilist shoe. The Altra Zero’s would be a great start!

  53. I would love to try those shoe. I was running in the vff’s but than my right ankle started hurting. So I went back to my old running shoes because that was the only way i could keep on running with out pain. So i havent used the vffs for a while now. I guess I still kind of gun shy about my ankle. I am running in a 4mm running shoe now. I would love to find a more mininalist shoe that would work for me. Thanks for a great review/giveaway.

  54. I have been wanting to try these type of shoes! I have been dealing with PF for months and have read so many blogs about using these shoes to help strengthen feet and helping your foot strike properly. Would love to try them:)
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  55. Denise P. says:

    I’ve recently started using a more minimalist shoe to try and solve ongoing knee/foot issues. I’d definitely love to try a shoe with a zero heel drop.

  56. Katharine says:

    I run either barefoot or on five fingers mostly because I have them and they work for me. Without much cash to throw at new shoes I’ve been lax in trying anything new. These sous great, contest or not I’d like to see how they work for me.

  57. Agree the Samsons/Delilahs are a good, flat, flexible road shoe. They work OK on dry trails, but you’ll be sliding backwards if you try climbing a slick hill. However, I’m not so sold on the looks as you are. Glad you like them and good luck with the transition to zero-drop. Cheers!
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  58. Chucky says:

    I have been dealing with PF for months and have read so many blogs about using these shoes to help strengthen feet and helping your foot strike properly. Thanks for sharing..
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  59. Katy W says:

    I have been hearing so much about Altra’s, but haven’t yet had the chance to try them out. I love my Nike Frees and have been gradually doing some mileage in my Brook’s Green Silence. I also have a pair of New Balance Minimus to try out on the trail. Would love to give the Delilahs a shot!

  60. never tried an altra – need one to add to my minimalist collection. it’ll all be bronzed and put in a museum one day, i’m sure :-D

  61. I’d love to try a zero drop shoe and the wide toe box is just what I need.

  62. I have the intuitions and I am LOVING the transition! At first I hated them and hated that I was slower….still am, but the more I run in zerodrop the better I feel. I really wish I could win the updated version as well, as I won these through a giveaway too – God knows I’m poor ;) lol
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  63. I have some Vibram Five Fingers but have problems with them rubbing in one spot on my foot, so I am using Brooks Pure Connect. Sure would love to try these, though–they seem like they’d be a great alternative!
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  64. I’ve been working a lot lately on my form and also been moving towards running in more minimal shoes. I think I’m ready for the next step and these shoes would be perfect to get me there.

  65. I would love to try these shoes because I have really been trying to focus on a minimal heel toe drop.. I’ve been experiencing alot of lower back and hip pain and have noticed that I am a horrible Heel Striker and think that I definitely need to fix this problem.. I’m skeptical about running “barefoot” and think that these shoes would be the PERFECT transition for me!!

  66. Since you are essentially my e-coach and running guru, you know I need the 0 mm to continue to improve my form! :)

    I have had a chance to meet the Altra peeps and am a huge fan! Would be honored to try a pair!
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  67. Being a new runner, I would love to try these shoes! Anything to get me more motivated to run!

  68. I’ve been running with Merrells since fall and have been happy with them, but would love to try these!
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  69. I absolutely would love to try a pair of Altras. I have been minimalist /barefoot for a year and am just recovering from a nasty bought with achilles.I am looking for a min road shoe.I have been overwhelmed with the choices and not sure which way to go. I have a problem with my right foot landing which wears through the sole on the outside very quickly all brands I try. I am very interested to see if Altra’s sole can outlast other brands on this issue!

  70. I’d love to try the Delilah. I tried all kinds of shoes, including minimalists, and I haven’t found the love of my life type shoe. I have not tried Altra though. Please consider me for your drawing.
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  71. My husband has a pair of Altra’s and loves them! I keep wanting to try a pair, but haven’t made the plunge yet. I’d love to win a pair!!

  72. I would love to try out a pair of Altra’s. I have been hearing amazing things about them!!
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  73. Kristin says:

    Im a heel striker with a very wide forefoot-these shoes might just be the difference I need.

  74. I would absolutely love to try these shoes! My running coach convinced me to try out a pair of Altra’s Intuition’s, and I’m waiting to pick them up. I know I’m a heel striker and could use the help working on my form. These shoes could help do the trick!
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  75. I’d like to try this shoe because, who doesn’t love free shoes, and who doesn’t want to try to improve her running, right?
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  76. I would like to have a pair because I love less of a heel drop. I’ve heard nothing but good things about these shoes and wanna a pair!! :) big time!
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  77. Laura Savage says:

    At the advice of Barefoot Angie Bee I am trying Zumba with minimalist footwear and I think these would be a good fit!

  78. I’d LOVE to try a zero drop shoe as I recover next month after my 3rd marathon in 7 months :)

    I have had good luck with my current (cushioned) shoes, but with increased mileage, I think it would be helpful to mix it up and see if this could be a better fit to prevent injury.
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  79. As I move towards more minimal shoes this seems to be a next step for me
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  80. I’ve been breaking in a pair of Altra Intuitions for the past 6 weeks…rotating w/ my Newtons… will take some time for sure. I’m curious what the difference is between the Intuition and the Delilah.. would love to try those too!
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  81. Rachel says:

    I would love to try to a zero drop shoe. I have always run in Asics or Brooks but I really would like to work on my running form. I think the Altra would be a great way to work on my form and remedy some nagging aches and pains during the summer months and get ready for a Fall marathon.

  82. Yes! I’d love to move in that direction… I’ve been getting used to 4mm shoes little by little, and would love a zero drop pair to experiment with once I make that transition. I love that they have the extra toe room. I’ve been realizing how important that it lately, too.
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  83. I would love to try them, I know they’d be a great shoe with my whole foot issue.
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  84. I have been dying to try some true minimalist running shoes but between all my expenses lately haven’t been able to swing it. I really hope I win these!
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  85. I would love to try a zero drop shoe. I am always looking for the right shoe.
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  86. hmm…my size 5 saucony kinvaras weigh 5.9oz…wonder how much the Altra size 5 weighs?? I am loving the 4mm drop and would love to try a 0 drop shoe. Plus they are super cute!
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  87. I would love to try these! I have changed to more of a forefoot strike, and am slowly transitioning to less and less shoe. I am currently using a couple pairs of 4 mm drop shoes, so this would be a great next step.
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  88. I am entering for Lady J, who likes the Altra Products (because they actually fit her feet) and really likes the look of the Delilah. Basically, zero drop is the way to go.
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  89. Nice review. I love to experiment with different shoes, so I’d love to try this out!
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  90. I’ve been running in Pure Flows and love them – and I know the Altras would be a great “next step!”
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  91. Jess White says:

    I have been reading up on Altra’s and would love to give them a spin!! Slowly working my way to zero drop… really enjoy following your journey.

  92. I have been eyeing these and so want to try them! So trying to find my midfoot!

  93. I’d love to try these shoes as I am trying to find my natural stride and this looks like the next logical step after the minimalist shoes I have been wearing!!!
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  94. I’d love to try these shoes. Since my return to running after my injury will begin with very short, slow, easy runs, I figured that’s the perfect time to accustom my feet to zero drop shoes and was planning on buying some. Now I’ll wait to see if I can win these!
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  95. Who doesn’t love free shoes!? I’d love to try these to see if my heel strike can be fixed! runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

  96. I’ve been wanting to try a zero drop shoe and this sounds perfect with the roomy toe box!
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  97. I’m another who’s been running in 4mm shoes, and am ready to take it down to 0. I would love to try these out!
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  98. Kathryn Shaffer says:

    I’m working on midfoot strike and would love to try these! They are totally cute too.

  99. I would love to try a pair!!! I’m running on minimalistic shoes, but these are even better.
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  100. I want to try these shoes!!!!

    And I’m a BIG supporter of huge toe-boxes, I think that’s also a key to keeping normal looking toes, which I’ve been super lucky about. I usually get my shoes a half size larger, it works very well for me.
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  101. I’d like to try a zero-drop shoe to give me an option somewhere between my Vibram Five Fingers (which I love, but aren’t ideal for everything) and my more traditional running shoes (which I now feel are too heavy and clunky).
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  102. I am using a pair of zero drop shoes right now, but really could use more room in the toe box. Would love to try these and go for a run!

  103. Deanna G. says:

    I’d like to try these because they sound interesting, I’d love to give them a shot! :)

  104. I’m always up for trying new shoes:)
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  105. Quite a few of my blog friends wear these, and I have been interested in trying them. I wear a bulkier stability shoe and I’d like something lighter for short races.
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  106. Hi these altras look really nice and the fact that they can crumple over means that the foot can actually breathe. I am the founder of one of the best cosmetic surgery clinics in Mumbai and an avid runner. I often run barefoot on the beach but I wonder if these are available in London because I travel often there and I could pick them up the next time I am there.
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  107. I would love to try these shoes out! After Boston I ended up in a boot and haven’t ran for 3 weeks due to peroneal tendon issues. I pretty much use a zero drop shoe now for everday use and minimalist shoes for running but am in search of a new pair to try!

    Great giveaway MZ!
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    • Do the zero drop shoes help with your peroneal tendon issues? I have had it for a few months,and am staring to get back to running slowly. I am looking for an everyday shoe, and was thinking of getting these.

  108. Jen B. says:

    I have a friend who recently starting running in the Altra Zero and would love to try them as well!

  109. PJ runs says:

    I have been battling a foot injury lately and would love to give the Altra Zero a try.

  110. like to win for my daughter she has recently started running and needs a decent pair of shoes thanks

  111. Missie says:

    I’d love to give the Altra Zero a try!

  112. I am not a runner (yet…) and need shoes with a really good tread (it’s slippery in the Pacific Northwest 9-10 months of the year).
    So I tweeted your giveaway instead of entering myself!
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  113. I’ve been progressing to more minimalist shoes, but I’m finally ready to try some zero-drop shoes. Would love to have a pair of Altra Zeros!

  114. I have been having knee problems and think I should try a different shoe. This seems like a great shoe to test with my transition to less shoe.

  115. I would love to try zero drop shoes because I have heard so much about them and I am very curious!
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  116. I’m rehabbing a ligament injury and have been on a break from running for nearly 2 weeks. I’ve run in the New Balance WT100s and really liked them, so I’d be ecstatic to try the Altra Zero Delilahs and see how they compare.

    Hopefully, having taken a little time off running, I can get into the zero drop and start fresh!
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  117. I would love a pair of Altra Zero drop shoes. Recently, I’ve been experiencing knee pain during runs. I think the transition to zero drop would help alleviate the pain. I need a shoe that can help me correct my form. I would love the delilah!

  118. I would love to try these! I’ve had a pair of pace gloves for a while that are nearing retirement and I love them. I’ve heard great things about Altra and would love to try them as my next minimalist shoe :)

  119. Chanelle says:

    I started running in Brooks PureCadence after I got semi-badly injured running in shoes that overcorrected my overpronation. Game changing! My feet feel awesome. Now I’m wanting to try a really minimal shoe. Thanks for the giveaway!

  120. I’d LOVE to try a zero-drop shoe. My dr thinks it would help with some of my form issues (and therefore pain/ joint issues) so I’m starting to think about making the transition with my running shoes … but he wants me to start WALKING more barefoot or zero-drop to start.

  121. My boyfriend has been raving about his zero-drop shoes and how springy they feel. I’d love to be able to keep up with him in speed and in shoes! I’ve stared making the transition to a more minimalist footwear style, but I haven’t gotten any running shoes yet. I’d love to get my hands on a pair of Altra Delilahs!

    Thanks for your review on the shoe, too! It sounds like a fun shoe.

  122. I would love to try this shoe & start minimalist running! Have never before but think it would be a great thing to start- and it would be GREAT to win!

  123. Steel Springs says:

    I’ve heard so much about zero drop shoes lately, so I’d like to give them a try. Plus, my mother-in-law just read Born to Run and has been asking me a lot about minimalist running (which I know very little about), so maybe I’d better start researching and trying it!

  124. I would like to try the shoes because I do a lot of walks (ie: autism speaks, Jdrf and breast cancer) and those are pretty long and my feet get tired easily. Thanks for the chance to try them!

  125. I’ve always heard about zero drop and would be curious to try it out! Especially because I feel it could help with my running form.

  126. I’ve been heading towards a more minimalist shoe slowly and incorporating some barefoot running as well, so these would fit perfectly into my quest for the mid foot!
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  127. hmmmm… these sacre me a bit, but I’m willing to try. They would be great for some of my cross training: Plyo, jumping rope, etc. Lots of good luck for me and, to be fair, a little bit of good luck for everyone else.
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  128. I’m back to running after some ITB fun. I’ve been running in Free 3.0, but the toe box is really narrow, would love to try these!~

  129. I would love to try these! I recently tried a low drop shoe, but would be interested in trying a no drop!
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  130. You know, I don’t know the difference really between these and Newtons (other than flexibility and Newtons have that thing on the bottom) but they both claim to be zero drop. I think, from my limited research, that seems to be the smart way to barefoot run.
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  131. I’d love to give these shoes a try!

  132. These are great and I would love to win a pair for a friend!
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  133. I’ve been running with minimalist shoes and actually running barefoot on the treadmill during times when I couldn’t find shoes to fit…I’ve been unable to wear a lot of the different barefoot shoes for the road because of either toe restrictions or how the insole hits my arch – causing bruising and a lot of discomfort. I’m curious about the Delilah Altra Zeros because you can remove the insole and they seem to have the most positive reviews.

  134. As a massage therapist who is recovering from a horrible accident. (split open my gastrocnemius and soleus muscles in a rock accident in yosemite) I have been re-learning to walk and also counseling clients about proper running form and strong feet. After talking it over with my PT I’ve decided to try out minimalist foot-ware. Love what I’ve heard about the Delilahs and would love to have the experience in them to recommend to clients as well.

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