Altra Footwear

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Altra™ wasn't started in some corporate office, but in the back room of a Wasatch Mountain running store. The founders —elite athletes and retail managers— wanted a running shoe that encouraged running the way you were born to run. They noticed that the design of most athletic shoes hurt runners more than they helped. The elevated heel of the typical running shoe being sold promoted high-impact landings, and their narrow toe box design squeezed the toes out of their natural splayed position.

What began as experimental shoe alterations grew into what we know to be the Altra running company of today. Innovative from the get go, the brand is the only running footwear company to feature the cushioned Zero Drop™ platform and FootShape™ toe box technologies, which can be found integrated into every style across their entire footwear line. This combination of proprietary components encourages low-impact technique, and allows the feet and toes to remain in a natural, more relaxed position. The brand’s unique approach to creating running shoes has earned them multiple awards and a faithful fan following throughout the years.

From road to trail running, natural to maximum cushioning, Altra running shoes will change your perspective on what running comfort and performance can be.

Altra Footwear: Selected For You

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Escalante 2.5

$129.95

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Torin 5 Luxe

$154.95

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Torin 5

$149.95

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Paradigm 5

$115.00MSRP: $150.00

Altra Footwear

Torin 5

$149.95

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Superior 5

$119.95

Altra Footwear

Superior 5

$119.95

Altra Footwear

Lone Peak 5

$129.95

Altra Footwear

Superior 5

$119.95

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Paradigm 6

$159.95

Altra Footwear

Paradigm 6

$159.95

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Lone Peak 5

$129.95

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Latest Altra Footwear Reviews

Escalante 2.5

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Great shoes! However I did return the shoes due to my pronation type. They put too much pressure on the outside of my feet.

from Seattle, WA on September 22, 2021

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Lone Peak 5

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Have worn this style since 2.5 version. Fit is different- wide & no arch support.

on September 22, 2021

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Lone Peak 5

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

I ordered a full size larger to fit my orthotics and because that what I have done with the Timp models I have used. They are about a half size larger than I actually needed but they are comfy and I am just going to go with them. The toe box is very roomy and satisfying. The cushioning could be improved but so much better than the Timp 2.0, that they feel luxurious by comparison. I recommend these for trail walking and the tread really grabs so they are stable. I am not a runner so I can't comment on how they are for that sport, but for walking, they are really good

on September 22, 2021

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Torin 5

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Overall too big. I prob need a smaller size and maybe average width. Will order again in better size for me.

on September 22, 2021

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Torin 5

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Very comfy shoe, great for bunions. I had to return and order a 9 wide, but I love the foot shape style, it's the only one I can wear.

on September 22, 2021

Torin 5

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

this is my 1st time with an Altra product looking for a wide toe box. The Torin accommodates all the toes comfortably, also great to walk my daily 3 1/2 miles. Thus far I certainly like the shoe, style and color choice. As to the total quality - not enough time has elapsed to be able to judge. However, I certainly will buy Altra products again as long as their style does not change.

from Ohio on September 21, 2021

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Superior 5

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 2Rated 2 stars out of 5

Love these, although wider than I need, they are comfortable. I've read reviews about these being good for hammer toes and my big toe still hits the top but they don't hurt. I can tell these are working different muscles when I walk, also a good thing.

from NYC on September 21, 2021

Olympus 4

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

I have a large bunion and hammer toe on one foot. It is hard to find sneakers and shoes that feel comfortable. These do! My first pair wore out so I immediately reordered the same kind. When I placed my order, I must have clicked on the wrong size at first and called Zappos. They were, as always, wonderful about the exchange. I appreciate the quality of customer service!

from SC on September 21, 2021

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Torin 5

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Style 1Rated 1 stars out of 5

The tongue on these shoes is awful. I will have to return them, even though everything else seems good. I hope Altra will fix that on future versions. The Torin 4.5 was my favorite shoe ever :-(

on September 20, 2021

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Lone Peak 5

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort
  • Style

I have tried other shoes for work and after a little bit my feet are killing me. These are the only shoes that I can wear all night with no issues. No need to break these in,you can put them on right out of the box.

from Washington on September 19, 2021

Reviewed at Altra Running

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Escalante Racer

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort
  • Style

Have been devoted to Vivobares for 10+ years and just bought my 3rd or 4th Lems. With age? (77) I've wanted a zero d with thicker soles. These Escalantes are perfect first time I stood up in them, love walking in them. Now is first place, tied with Altra Superiors bought five days later!!

from Plymouth NH on September 19, 2021

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Provision 5

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort
  • Style

I always purchase Altra's at a size of 8.5 women's. This is 1/2 size larger than any other brand I buy and that is standard for Altra. This pair is no different. They fit (length-wise) the same as my Paradigm, Olympus, Timp and Lone Peak shoes. 8.5. Note: I wear inserts will all of them except the Paradigm. I have multiple pairs of Paradigms because that supportive style works well for me. I wanted to try out the redesign of the Provision because I wanted the support but a little but less cushion. The Provisions are great. Responsive, light, nice cushion. The heel is also nice and snug Unfortunately, the forefoot, particularly at the junction between the phalanges and metatarsals, is too narrow. So, you still have decent space in the front of the toe-box but then the shoe narrows down and your foot spills over the outsole. Not comfortable and not supportive. A larger size addresses this issue but results in a sloppy fit everywhere else.

from Tacoma, WA on September 19, 2021

Reviewed at Altra Running

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Torin 5

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Comfort
  • Style

I haven't had any issues with the tongue, but the toebox feels constricting on my new pair. The little band that passes over the mesh toe of the shoe actually pushes down on my big toe (which is not gigantic). Perhaps the sizing has changed, but this is a sad iteration of what was my favorite shoe. Not to mention that the landing out of the box feels like the worn out Torins that I'm replacing. Older models were significantly better. Longstanding but stable toe/ankle issues have significantly worsened since running in these consistently.

from TN on September 18, 2021

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Paradigm 5

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

I love the wide toe box on these shoes. They are very comfortable, even from the first wear. They have decent arch support and do not aggravate my heels with my plantar faciitis. The laces do not come untied like with other shoes i have, so I don't have to double knot them. The back of the shoe is really nice and padded, so they don't rub on the backs of my heels. Overall, a great shoe for the price.

from Mount Jackson on September 18, 2021

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Paradigm 6

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort
  • Style

I have neuropathy and always needed custom made inserts till now. The shoes are one of the most comfortable I have ever worn. Let me know when you have a 50% sale again. Thanks in advance.

from Cypress,Ca on September 18, 2021

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Superior 4.5

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort
  • Style

A little narrower then my lone peaks, feels more cushion when I compare to lone peaks. Grip in wet conditions- terrible! Maxtrac is not as good as vibram (which are on my old lone peaks and MX). There are snugger on my foot, which I liked on the trail, my foot did not slip on side pushes. I would recommend for dry trail runs, i would not recommend for wet rocky trail. I have not tried in the winter yet but with the response from wet conditions, I do not expect good things

from Canada on September 18, 2021

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Solstice XT

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Love these shoes. I use them with a custom insert from Road Runner Sports for arch support. I walk/jog 2-5 miles a day in this and they have held up well. Will buy again.

on September 18, 2021

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Provision 5

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort
  • Style

I bought these because I have a bad case of metarsaligia if that's what it's called. The doctor wants to shorten two of my foot bones and lengthen another! He recommended that I buy a pair of these to help take weight off the ball of my foot. The do that and it lets me walk my dogs now with less pain. I give them a thumbs up.

from Port Huron Michigan on September 18, 2021

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Escalante 2.5

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

I need this wide toe box because of Peripheral neuropathy. These are the only closed-toe shoes I can wear.

on September 18, 2021

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Rivera

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Comfort
  • Style

I wanted to love this shoe, but the toe box feels like a regular shoe from one of those "other" brands. The shape of this shoe totally defeats the purpose of buying a natural foot shape shoe. Color was awesome, cushion seemed good, but my foot was cramped in the toe box. I'll stick with the Escalante's all day long.

from Grand Rapids, Mi on September 18, 2021

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Torin 4.5 Plush

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

Overall fit well. Good cushion. The tongue needs to be replaced with a softer thicker tongue so as not to irritate the dorsum of the foot.

from Dexter MI on September 18, 2021

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Torin 5

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort
  • Style

Mine got like 450 miles on them and they still look not half bad. Good lacing design.

from merica on September 18, 2021

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Escalante Racer

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort
  • Style

Fast, light, cooks quick. Don't change these a bit.

from America on September 18, 2021

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Olympus 4

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort
  • Style

I've worked on my feet on concrete for 28 years in a grocery store. These are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. It's like walking on a mattress.

from Vancouver, WA on September 17, 2021

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Lone Peak 5

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort
  • Style

I have one pair of hi-tops that I just use for hiking. The others I wear for walks and bike riding. These shoes are very comfortable, and the roomy box accommodates my old crooked toes very nicely. I love them!

from Prescott Valley, AZ on September 17, 2021

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