Altra started in the back of a running shop and now is front and center in the running world. Wanting a shoe that helped their running instead of hindering it, two young entrepreneurs set out to solve the problems of the running shoe world with innovative ideas that were inspired by personal experience. Altra shoes now feature Balanced Cushioning and a FootShape design that are central to their approach to making the best fitting shoes they can imagine.
When it comes to Altra's Mont Blanc shoe, Robin Thicke would agree that there are some "Blurred Lines." Straddling the worlds of race and distance categories, this is a race-weight shoe with some serious cushion amongst plenty of other positive attributes..
Is more always better? In the case of Altra's Mont Blanc BOA shoe, the answer is, "Yes!" Two BOAs mean twice as much security and a very precise fit. But don't let the high-tech knobs distract you from everything else this shoe has to offer. Using Altra's..
Who wants to walk on clouds when you can run on trails? How about a combination of the two? Altra's Olympus 5 trail running shoe boasts a stack height of 33mm to bring you all sorts of comfort and cushion with each stride. Built on Altra’s Original FootSh..
Cushion is a key component of correctly categorizing current-day clogs. Just another way of saying that certain features define shoes as landing in a particular category. High cushion means distance shoe. Lightweight means race shoe. How about a highly cu..
Iconic and impressive, Lone Peak in Utah is the namesake for the legendary Lone Peak trail running shoe from Altra. Now in its seventh iteration, it's clear that this shoe is a fan favorite and a high performer. As a staple of Altra since its inception, t..
The Altra Lone Peak 8 is appropriately named after one of the most rugged and beautiful mountains in the Wasatch. This trail-running and through-hiking staple is now one iteration older. It retains the zero drop platform Altra is known for, which allows f..
Since the release of the Mont Blanc and then the Mont Blanc BOA, one would be hard-pressed not to see either of these elegant beauties toeing the line at any ultra-running event. It was only natural that the engineers built on that reputation with the Alt..
Altra's women's Timp 5 might have a strong argument for being the best trail running shoe for any terrain. Designed for daily runs on various types of trails, this iteration gets a few serious upgrades. The addition of Vibram's Megagrip rubber offers a ta..
Some things get better with love and subtle enhancements, like hang-drying broken-in blue jeans or continuing to season a well-loved cast iron skillet. With regular but minor tweaks since 2018, the Altra Timp 5 is one of those things. This model has been ..
What started it all has been reborn; let's give another warm welcome to the Altra Lone Peak 8. Featuring Altras OrginalFoot™ shape fit, your feet will thank you for the spacious toebox, mile after mile. Built for muddy and rocky trails alike, the burly Ma..
We've all experienced the frustration of having a pebble in our shoe during a run and thinking we'll soon stop to remove it. Emptying one's shoes of debris mid-run is so inconvenient it often goes undone. The Altra Trail Gaiter helps keep pesky blister-ca..