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Altra Zero Drop Footwear Olympus

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  • You can't help but feel mighty as you take down the mountain in the Olympus from Altra Zero Drop™.
  • Altra Zero Drop recommends that those new to natural running and zero-drop footwear transition slowly by wearing these on shorter runs and gradually building up to regular mileage.
  • Ideal for trail and road running, hiking, fastpacking, and ultramarathons.
  • Designed to reduce ankle sprains, stone bruising, overstriding, knee pain, forefoot pain, impact, and fatigue.
  • Quick-drying, breathable mesh upper and synthetic overlays.
  • Foot-shaped toe box allows natural foot flex and toe splaying.
  • 5 mm Contour insole for light underfoot cushioning.
  • A-Bound™ top midsole layer protects feel from hard surfaces without sacrificing proper form.
  • Dual-layer AltraBound™ midsole returns energy with each stride while providing impact protection.
  • Fully cushioned Zero Drop™ technology promotes a more natural foot strike and a more efficient stride.
  • Total Stack Height (total thickness of the shoe): 36 mm
  • Natural Ride system (NRS) utilizes a combination of outsole and midsole componentry along with anatomical design, the Zero Drop platform and foot-shaped lasts to promote a more natural stride.
  • Trail-specific sticky rubber outsole delivers exceptional grip.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 10 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 7.5, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

47% Felt a full size smaller
  • 5% Full size too large
  • 11% Half size too Large
  • 5% True to size
  • 32% Half size too small
  • 47% Full size too small
94% Felt true to width
  • 94% Felt true to width
  • 6% Felt narrower than marked
  • 0% Felt wider than marked
78% Moderate arch support
  • 17% Excellent arch support
  • 78% Moderate arch support
  • 6% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • You can't help but feel mighty as you take down the mountain in the Olympus from Altra Zero Drop™.
  • Altra Zero Drop recommends that those new to natural running and zero-drop footwear transition slowly by wearing these on shorter runs and gradually building up to regular mileage.
  • Ideal for trail and road running, hiking, fastpacking, and ultramarathons.
  • Designed to reduce ankle sprains, stone bruising, overstriding, knee pain, forefoot pain, impact, and fatigue.
  • Quick-drying, breathable mesh upper and synthetic overlays.
  • Foot-shaped toe box allows natural foot flex and toe splaying.
  • 5 mm Contour insole for light underfoot cushioning.
  • A-Bound™ top midsole layer protects feel from hard surfaces without sacrificing proper form.
  • Dual-layer AltraBound™ midsole returns energy with each stride while providing impact protection.
  • Fully cushioned Zero Drop™ technology promotes a more natural foot strike and a more efficient stride.
  • Total Stack Height (total thickness of the shoe): 36 mm
  • Natural Ride system (NRS) utilizes a combination of outsole and midsole componentry along with anatomical design, the Zero Drop platform and foot-shaped lasts to promote a more natural stride.
  • Trail-specific sticky rubber outsole delivers exceptional grip.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 10 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 7.5, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Altra Zero Drop Footwear Olympus

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3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Very cushy comfortable shoes, like running on pillows. I recently ran a half-marathon in them, and I'm training for a full marathon and 50K this coming fall. I've been wearing them for both trail and on the street - they're good for both. They have a gaiter trap on the heel (for trail runs) but I don't think I would wear them on any really slippery terrain. The zero-drop is excellent for going downhills however. For me they have replaced my old Cumulus 13s which Asics no longer makes (their "upgraded" versions of the Cumulus have been horrible). These have that same cushy forefoot feel. The sizing of the women's Olympus is a bit off from other running shoes; I normally wear a 8.5 street shoe and 9 running shoe (Brooks and Asics) and had to go with a 9.5 in these. I have bunions and generally wide feet and these give my forefeet and toes plenty of width. I don't know if people with narrow feet would like them. These are also for "neutral" runners (those with medium-to-high arches who don't overpronate or supinate too much). I believe Altra's "Repetition" model is for people who need more stability.

I'd also recommend: Earth, Merrell

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  • from Laurel, MD
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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I bought these because I needed a trail running shoe with a better grip than my Altra Torin (which I love above all others, but which sadly have zero grip) and more cushioning than the orange Altra trail shoes (I keep forgetting their name), which have a wonderful grip but way too little cushioning, and which ended up giving me massive problems with my feet during the winter months. I only run in Altra shoes now, because they are the only ones that don't make my feet fall asleep, due to their foot-shaped design, and because I need zero drop shoes with cushioning and flex, but without support, since I supinate/underpronate. There is no alternative to Altra out there, and I tried a bunch of neutral runners. I love the running-on-clouds cushioning of the Altra Olympus, but agree with another reviewer in that I don't like the elevated, upside curling, forefoot. I also do not like the arch support. The 2013 Torins came with two footbed options, one of them being without arch support. I wish the Olympus, at this price, came also with the same two footbeds, because I cannot use arch support. To make things worse, they don't hold up well: Being a supinator/underpronator, I agree with another reviewer that the shoe positions my foot slightly outward, and so now the fabric where my big toe hits it is showing signs of wear from the outside. The outsole, as well, is starting to come off after only around 80 miles and the black color started coming off even before that. These shoes are definitely not as durable as the 2013 Torins - maybe the quality of the company has gone down in general,so I am not sure how the 2014 Torins hold up. I already bought 3 back-up pairs of 2013 Torins, but now I am thinking I should buy a few more. Having said all that,I will still replace them when they become unusable, but I will only wear them when I really need to grip (rain, mud, snow, longer trail runs) and my 2013 Torins the rest if the time, because I prefer how my foot feels in them.

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  • from New England
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These shoes, for me, are the most comfortable running shoes I have ever owned and believe me, I have owned a lot of pairs. I run ultras and have trouble with my feet ranging from stress fractures to neuromas to broken joints. These cushiony shoes have given me the most comfort yet. I love the wide toe box and zero drop heel taking pressure off my forefoot. The only problem has been top of the foot pain from running in them for a long period of time.

I'd also recommend: Brook's adrenaline wide width, Asics Gel Nimbus 16 wide width

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  • from New York, NY
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Mom broke her foot couple yrs ago. She loves shoes with a lot of cushion and light weight. She used to wear the easy spirit anti-gravity shoes, but they stopped making those and these are the closest thing.

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Moderate arch support

  • from los angeles
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I love these shoes! They are the lightest shoes I've ever worn, and would honestly rather wear them all day also (I do that with my Torin's). Pay attention to the break in time, you will need some time running shorter distances in these at first, so you get used to the zero drop. I have a bunion, plantar fasciitis, and some weird swelling thingy on the top of my foot, and none of it bothers me while running in these shoes. I had to get a full size larger, I normally am a 7.5 in most shoes, a 8.5 fits great.

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Seattle
$109.99

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