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About Altra

Blending cushioned protection with the benefits of barefoot freedom, Altra footwear is designed to reduce injury and promote proper technique for the most natural run.

Latest Altra customer reviews
Good zero drop with cushioning... Order 1-1.5 size
Olympus Review:
I use these for street running and for some hiking. I love zero drop shoes for running, they are the closest I can get to the comfort of Birkenstocks in a running shoe. I've had chronic plantar fasciitis, and these seem to alleviate most of my issues (along with regular stretching). For hiking I've found my once dependable merrells no longer feel comfortable -- Altras work for me. I'm not sure how durable they will be, I'm concerned about the lugs wearing down.
Perfect for my feet
The Intuition Everyday Review:
I love these shoes. They are my new everydays and I just ordered a second pair. I tend to find one pair of shoes that work for my feet and wear them daily. I have very large bunions and it is not comfortable being barefoot. Negative heels take the pressure off the ball of the foot, so I have been wearing Earth Shoes (now Kalso) exclusively for the last 15 years. I have Earth shoes in slippers, sneakers, boots, dressy and casual styles. Sadly, the selection at Kalso has shrunk so I decided to give Altra a try. I have always ordered 8.5, but my new orthodics don't fit well, so I went up to a size 9 in these. At first, they were perfect, but after wearing them for a month or so, the toe box has relaxed somewhat and my toes are just hitting the end of the shoe. Not uncomfortable, but I am ordering another pair in a size 9.5 to try. They seem sturdy enough to me. I walk 3 miles/day in them as well as all day wear.
Excellent walking shoes
Torin 1.5 Review:
Excellent shoes for distant walking and running. Order one size larger. Shoe is not true to size.
Love these shoes would get again
Provisioness™ 1.5 Review:
I have a severe pronation and have a hard time finding shoes that are comfortable and don't hurt my feet. These shoes are great.
O YEAH
Olympus Review:
These Shoes are Good, I have bought three pairs this year. One pair is used for exercise, and the other two are for just wearing.

About Altra

Nearly 20 years after opening a family-operated "dream" running store, Altra's founders still felt that there was a large gap in the athletic shoes marketplace for truly biomechanically correct footwear. And so the Altra brand was born from the belief that shoes shouldn't encourage a heel strike; they should let the body move naturally.

For years, the Altra team experimented with cutting down the heels of regular running shoes to test their proprietary Zero Drop™ theory and saw incredible results with staff and customers alike. It eliminated injuries and helped people get back into running. Working with engineers, designers, elite runners and biomechanical experts, Altra started making prototypes to bring this innovative footwear to the masses. Altra's unique, Zero Drop™, foot-shaped, gender-specific designs to help everyone run naturally.

Blending cushioned protection with the benefits of barefoot freedom, Altra footwear is designed to reduce injury and promote proper technique for the most natural run. Every shoe features Zero Drop™ technology and a foot-shaped, gender-specific design so everyone can find the right fit to run better and, most importantly, healthier.