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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
Not what I expected
Instinct 3.5 Review:
Walking 2 miles a day, and they tend to torque
Great shoes
Paradigm 1.5 Review:
As soon as I put my feet into the shoes, my feet said This is it. I always wear size 6.5 for running shoes due to the width, so I ordered size 6.5. This is the first time I had to downsize to 5.5. the toe space is so great, I do not have to order extra big shoes. Other than that I really like these shoes.
Comfortable shoe for casual wear.
The Instinct Everyday™ Review:
I am an avid walker. I bought these shoes for work. I also bought a pair of Altra running shoes for distance walking. The idea is to use these shoes to help make the transition from traditional running shoes with raised heels to shoes with no drop, which lend themselves better to race walking. So far, so good.
Comfort for arthritic feet
The Instinct Everyday™ Review:
Fellow traveler has this shoe and was very pleased I bought it on his recommendation and have been pleased Tried to get in other color but was not available in my size
Purchased for plantar relief
Olympus 2.0 Review:
Purchased for plantars relief, and thus far the seem to be helping. They could use more arch support to hit 100%

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.