Elite athletes created Altra to help you run better with advanced technology and unrivaled education.
Altra didn't start in some corporate office, no, Altra started hands-on in the back room of a Wasatch Mountain running store. The founders are elite athletes and running store managers and they wanted a shoe that let you run the way you were born to. They noticed that the design of most running shoes was hurting more than helping. Elevated heels promote high-impact landing and narrow toe boxes squeeze the toes out of their natural position.
What began as experimental shoe alterations has transformed into the only shoe company to provide a cushioned Zero Drop™ platform and FootShape™ toe box. This innovative combo promotes low-impact technique and allows your feet to remain in a natural, relaxed position across every terrain.