Traditional running shoes feature pointy toe boxes that squeeze the toes out of their natural position-increasing risk of bunions, hammertoes and plantar fasciitis. Altra's FootShape™ toe box allows the toes to relax and spread out naturally and the big toe to remain in a straight position.
Every Altra running shoe features a fully cushioned Zero Drop™ platform that places the heel and forefoot the same distance from the ground. This natural balance aligns the feet, back and body posture for less impact. It also strengthens the Achilles and lower calf muscles that have been weakened over a lifetime of running on elevated heels.
Keeping you sure-footed on the edge, this extremely lightweight speed hiker is made for the ultimate adrenalized climbs and scrambles. Tenacious and durable, it spares every ounce, placing connection and cushioning where you need it: more cushioning at the heel buffers the descent, while it tapers at the forefoot for maximum ground feel and responsiveness over variable terrain. Four outer areas on the sole contain a softer Vibram rubber to simulate the softer outer area of a Mountain Goats foot. They have a well cleated and stiff sole which provide excellent grip on steep. slippery trails. They also come with or without a built in waterproof Goretex bootie.
The Runner's World Editor's Choice Triumph ISO is our pinnacle neutral trainer and is truly engineered to make you want to run. PWRGRID+ provides our plushest ride, while ISOFIT gives you a custom foot-hugging feel for every mile of your run.
- Delivers the plushest, most cushioned running experience we have ever created
- ISOFIT upper morphs to your foot for a sock-like feel, providing superiour comfort and allowing the shoe to move in harmony with the foot
- PWRGRID+ provides 20% more cushioning than the previous version for enhanced impact, protection & improved durability
The award-winning Ride 7 is lighter than ever and moves more fluidly with your foot thanks to a redesigned platform and plush POWERGRID cushioning. There really aren't competitors on the market that can provide the combination of lightweight cushioning, smooth transition, and price point in one shoe.