Forget what you’ve heard—you don’t have to spend your entire pay check just to get a solid pair of running shoes. If you’re in search of a zero-drop shoe for less than a $100, the Altra Samson is not a bad option.

At 6.5 ounces, the Samson is one of the lightest running sneakers you’ll ever come across. The shoe is designed to cater to a variety of runners, including those with a wide foot. A spacious, rectangular toe box offers comfort for runners who need that added space in the front.

The Samson has a removable A-Bound insole that provides energy return, but can be taken out for runners who want to experience the ultimate barefoot feel. It features a rubber BareSole outsole with a foot-shaped design to promote a natural ride.


RELATED: The 10 Best Transition Shoes for Beginner Barefoot Runners
RELATED: REVIEW: Treat Your Feet to the Super Comfortable Skora Form