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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
I wanted to like these shoes!
Lone Peak 2.0™ Review:
I found the brand Altra when looking for shoes without heel lift and that are foot shaped--these do have that aspect of a natural shoe but they have too much toe spring. they do run at least a 1/2 size small so order up if you want to try them. They also have a bit too much cushion. Barefoot, minimalist shoes don't have enough cushion for me and most regular shoes have too much heel or toe lift, and are not shaped like the foot (squishing the toes together!) I sure wish some company would make something in between these two extremes! Especially for hiking! I do like that these are in neutral color--so hard to find these days--I am just not into wearing neon colors on my feet!
Lightweight and comfortable
One 2.5 Review:
So far, I've done a few 10 mile runs on the treadmill with these shoes and they are great. (I haven't tried outside running yet because I use my Intuitions for that but I'm sure these would be fine.) I've only recently starting wearing altra/zerodrop and I now can't imagine running in anything else. I need a wide toebox and these are perfect for my feet. The have good cushion but are lightweight. I ordered 1/2 size larger than my usual size and they are just right.
Waited forever for an all white version
Provision Walk™ Review:
Love these shoes!
they fit like a glove
Provision Walk™ Review:
I wear them for shopping walking and exercising
the best
Provision Walk™ Review:
I use these sneakers for walking and running

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.