Altra® Paradigm 7

The expected release date for the Altra Paradigm 7 is on July 28, 2023.

The Altra Paradigm 7 will have the following main updates:

  • The new Altra Paradigm 7 will be a very comfortable walking and casual shoe model.
  • It will offer excellent cushioning and support features in the new model.
  • The fit will be roomy and true to size, with a much more roomy toe box.
  • There will be a high traction rubber outsole that will offer excellent grip.
  • The comfortable fit will require no break-in period.

Previous models of the Paradigm:
The Altra Paradigm 6 release date was on June 2, 2021.

Latest Version of the Altra Paradigm


Altra Paradigm



  • The MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) for the Altra Paradigm 7 will be $170.
  • You can look for introductory specials from retailers.

Arch support and pronation controlArch Support and Pronation Control

  • The Altra Paradigm 7 will offer excellent stability and support for flat feet.
  • It will be ideally suited for overpronation, to neutral pronation, for a forefoot and midfoot strike.
  • There will be a zero drop, and the cushioning will be heavy and big guy suited.


  • It will be suited for roads and hard surfaces as well as use on a treadmill.
  • Use on wet trails will not be recommended.


  • The New Altra Paradigm 7 can be used for running or walking, jogging, and on treadmills.
  • It will also be suited for daily wear.


  • The new model will offer excellent durability for its intended use.
  • The outsole improvements will make it more durable and better for traction.

Fit and SizingFit and Sizing

  • The Fit is narrow in the heel with a wide and roomy toe box.
  • You may be able to select from some width options.


  • The Altra Paradigm 7 will be a heavy or big guy shoe, thus on the heavier side.
  • For men, it will weigh 307 grams, and for women, it will be 265 grams.

Elevation of the Altra Paradigm 7

Heel HeightHeel Height

  • The Forefoot will have a solid platform height of 30 mm.
  • It will offer excellent forefoot cushioning.

Forefoot HeightForefoot Height

  • Similarly, the heel will be 30 mm.
  • There will be no heel-to-toe drop.

Heel-to-Toe DropHeel-to-Toe Drop

  • The Altra Paradigm 7 will have a solid heel and forefoot with a stack height of 30 mm.
  • There will be a 0 heel-to-toe drop.

Components of the Altra Paradigm 7


  • The outsole will be an improved durable rubber.
  • It will offer balanced support with a solid stack height and no heel-to-toe drop.


  • There will be balanced cushioning and a more stable midsole.
  • The GuideRail Guidance system will provide better medial support and stability.


  • The Uppers will have a more innovative arch support system.
  • There will be softer cushioning in the insole.
  • The uppers will offer a more roomy toe box and a snug heel fit.
  • More colors may be available in the new model.

Altra® Paradigm vs. Provision


Altra Paradigm 7

About the Author

David Alegeta

David is a long-distance hiker, a writer and an editor whose favorite topics include backpacking and trail running. He is an adventure athlete who covered over 20,000 miles. He frequently speaks to groups about the benefits of proper footwear and has written numerous articles on this subject. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his family.