Altra

Altra

Footshaped cushioned shoes with a range of road and trail options. Great for transitioning to barefoot.

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Lone Peak 7

Type: Trail

Width: Wide

Stack height: 25mm

Weight: 11oz / 314g

The original wide, zero-drop aggressive trail shoe. Read the Full Review

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Escalante 3

Type: Road

Width: Wide

Stack height: 24mm

Weight: 9.3oz / 263g

The closet to barefoot you can get in Altra shoes. Read the Full Review

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Superior 5

Type: Trail

Width: Wide

Stack height: 21mm

Weight: 8.8oz / 251g

The high stack option for barefoot runners (my race shoe) Read the Full Review

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Rivera 3

Type: Road

Width: Average

Stack height: 28mm

Weight: 9.8oz / 278g

A great shoe when transitioning from conventional shoes like Hoka. Read the Full Review

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Timp 4

Type: Trail

Width: Average

Stack height: 28mm

Weight: 10.9oz / 308g

A great shoe when transitioning from conventional shoes like Hoka. Read the Full Review

What to expect from the Altra Superior 6

It’s not long now until the Altra Superior 6 will be released! Rumors are that we’ll be seeing the first shipments in May, and I want to be first in line to check out these ideal minimal trail runners. In this short blog post, I will introduce what’s changed, what’s stayed the same, and if…

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New Altra Shoes coming in 2023

Altra trail running shoe review

Altra has revamped its lineup consistently for the last few years, and 2023 doesn’t seem to be any different.  Some of the new Altra shoes coming in 2023 are due for an upgrade, and some need an update to fix issues from previous versions. We can only hope that new problems aren’t introduced!  In this…

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Altra Lone Peak vs. Timp Review – Shoes for different people

Altra Timp Upper

Altra Lone Peak; a shoe that’s been in the rotation of many trail runners over the years. There are few others on the market like the Lone Peak, and it’s solidified itself as the wide, responsive, flexible option when comfort is paramount.  Altra Timp; still a relatively new kid on the block –or rather, market,…

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Which Altra Shoe Should I Buy?

Altra Timp Upper

So you’re in the market for some new running shoes, and you’ve decided you like the zero-drop and wide toe box nature of Altra. But you’re left thinking, “What Altra shoe is right for me”? Well, that’s what I’m going to help you answer today.  Using my knowledge from my running shoe sales days, I’ll…

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Altra Superior vs. Lone Peak Review – Here’s How to Choose

Altra Long Peak toe box

Today we’re going to look at two top trail shoes from Altra that have been the cornerstones of the trail running shoe lineup for nearly 10 years now. They both share similarities, but they target a slightly different terrain, and the fit can sometimes be the ultimate decider.  At the end of this post, I’m…

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Which Altra Shoes are Actually Barefoot?

Altra Trail running shoe Review

Are Altra Shoes Barefoot? Well, if you’re here, you probably want to know the answer to the question. So let’s answer it. In short, no. But there’s more to the answer than just no, and to better explain why I thought I’d expand on it in this blog post! Because some Altra models are closer…

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Vivobarefoot vs. Altra – Which shoe brand is right for you?

Altra vs. Vivobarefoot

Are you looking to transition to a zero drop shoe but don’t know what your best options are? (If so, start here) Maybe you’re already running in Altras, but you’re looking to transition to a more “barefoot” feel, and you’ve heard Vivobarefoot is the way to go?  In this post, I’m going to guide you…

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Altra vs Xero Shoes – Which shoes are right for you?

The fit and feel of the mesa trail

Are you looking at moving away from “traditional” running shoe brands, but you’re confused with the options on the market? Zero-drop shoes provide a perfect alternative to the norm, I will be comparing two zero-drop brands, Altra vs Xero Shoes, and help guide you to choose the right shoes for you. And if you don’t…

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