Altra Footwear

About Altra Footwear

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.