Hit the roads or trails in one of Altra’s innovative running shoes, designed to promote your natural gait.

Every shoe sports two signature technologies: a wider, FootShape™ toe box and Balanced Cushioning™ platform. Together, Altra’s tech encourages a natural, low-impact ride.

Experience the difference an Altra shoe can make at Fleet Feet with free shipping and returns on all overs over $99.

About Altra Running

Altra was founded in the back of a running store by two runners in 2011. They started the company because they wanted a running shoe to help you run more naturally. Altra shoes do this in three main ways: FootShape™ toe box, Fit4Her™ technology and Balanced Cushioning™ platform.


Altra's FootShape™ toe box is a wider, ergonomically designed forefoot area in every shoe. This allows the toes to relax and spread out naturally and the big toe to remain in a straight position for maximum stability and power. Plus, it enhances stability for all-around comfort.


Altra noticed that women’s feet tend to be shaped differently than men’s feet and so changed the design of their women’s shoes. Altra's Fit4Her™ technology has a narrower heel and midfoot, a higher instep, a longer arch and unique metatarsal spacing to better fit women’s feet.


Most shoes have more cushioning in the heel than the forefoot, causing a slight downward slope. You may have heard of this as “heel-to-toe drop.” Every Altra shoe is built on a Balanced Cushioning™ platform that positions the heel and forefoot an equal height from the ground. Therefore, all Altra shoes are Zero-Drop™ shoes that can feel flatter than other running shoes. This natural foundation aids in optimal alignment, cultivates better form and encourages a low-impact landing.

Free Shipping and Returns on Altra

Not sure about buying a new pair of Altra running shoes? Don't sweat it. Get free shipping on orders over $99 at Fleet Feet.

If you don't like how your new shoes look, fit or feel, we'll take them back within 60 days. That's our Happy Fit Guarantee.

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