Altra Olympus 5

Men's Trail Running Shoes View Women's
Star Rating is 4.3 / 5
8 Verified Reviews
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Go for an all-day adventure in the plush Altra Olympus 5.

Altra’s Compression Molded EVA midsole foam gives you light and luxurious performance with a little extra bounce and durability.

The Olympus is built with Altra’s Original FootShape™ Fit, which is the most voluminous of Altra’s shoes. It also has their signature wide toe box so your toes can splay naturally. Like all Altra shoes, the Olympus has a Balanced Cushioned™ platform that positions your heel and forefoot at equal distances from the ground (or zero heel-to-toe drop), which encourages better alignment and form.

Altra redesigned the outsole to make it even easier to run on uneven terrain. The Olympus 5 has the grip and traction to take on any terrain thanks to its Vibram® Megagrip™, which is a durable and sticky high-performance rubber that works great on both wet and dry surfaces.

A breathable engineered mesh upper is comfortable to wear all day long and Altra refined the sidewalls to increase stability while you are on uneven terrain. The premium collar has been redesigned for added comfort and keeps your heel locked in and secure.

Whether you are hiking or running an ultra-marathon, do it in comfort with the Altra Olympus 5.

Tech Specs

Altra Olympus 5


0 mm


12.3oz (M), 10.4oz (W)




Trail Running, Hiking


Technical and Non-Technical Trails

What’s New

The Altra Olympus 5 has some minor updates that make them more stable and comfortable on the trails. A new outsole configuration and refined sidewall design increase the stability of the shoe on uneven terrain. A redesigned heel collar is softer and tailored to make sure that there is no heel slippage. A new heel loop allows you to hang them up to dry if they get wet on the trails. Plus, the new upper has extra give to accommodate a variety of foot shapes.

Who It’s Best For

The Altra Olympus 5 is a shoe for people who love extra cushioning on the trails. It is one of the best shoes for hiking or running long distances.

Why You’ll Love It

You will love the cushion and comfort that the Altra Olympus 5 gives you on the trail. Its grip and traction work well on wet or dry surfaces, so you can hike or run on any trail all day long.

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Star Rating is 4.3 / 5
Based on 8 Verified Reviews
Star Rating is 4 / 5

Great fit & performance. Durability awful.

JamesOnthetrail 3 months ago Verified Purchase

Great fit. great feel & performance.Horrible durability.Have been through three pairs of Olympus 5.Each pair could see tread coming up after first use.Wore out on returning them started using shoe goo to hold the tread together. Shoe Goo works great but at the price of Olympus 5 it is irksome to be having to hold them together with glue from day one.

Star Rating is 5 / 5

Tough comfortable and rugged

Lee S 7 months ago Verified Purchase

Altra Olympus 5 are the only shoes I wear. I walked the Camino de Santiago (420 miles) in May 2023 and spent 6 days hiking at Rocky Mountain National Park in July. They still look and feel great!

Star Rating is 2 / 5

Olympus 4's awesome the 5's are pretty meh

Jesse B 1 year ago Verified Purchase

I am a long distance Hiker not a runner. I used the Olympus 4's for about 250 miles on the AT and other than some normal wear to the non-vibram portion of the sole they held up great. This year I am doing an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike and wanted newer shoes to start so I wouldn't need to change so often. Enter the new Olympus 5's. I have about 250 miles on these now. The sole is beginning to separate even though it doesn't show undue wear. It seems like the toe box is more narrow than even the previous generation - the ball of my foot is blowing out the sidewalk and there is less support in the mid sole (about 10-12 miles into the day my feet just hurt). Overall I would not recommend the new model especially since this is one of the higher priced shoes in the market space. They aren't terrible but for the price there has got to be a better shoe!

Star Rating is 5 / 5

Altra Olympus 5 Stands up as the best Trail Shoe Available

Chad T 1 year ago Verified Purchase

The Altra Olympus 5 is an amazing shoe and the best trail runner/hiker i have found for my feet. They have a zero drop with tons of cushioning. The Vibram soles are the best around and grip rocks roots stumps dirt mud and everything else a rugged trail can throw at it. It has an amazing ability to remove moisture and dry really fast when they get wet. They are wider then most normal Altra shoes which for me was a selling point. I have wide feet and the Olympus build is perfect and offer a ton of stability and support for the ankles and still have enough room for my toes to move around. This shoe is a must for those looking for a great trail hiking shoe. Only flaw so far after 50 miles of trail use. The logo and other glued on elements are starting to peel off. I plan on wearing my shoes till they completely fall apart anyway. I'm excited to have this shoe for my marathon hike for Make A Wish in a few weeks.

Star Rating is 4 / 5

It's hard to wrong with Altras

Marc R 1 year ago Verified Purchase

These are a great trail shoe that can also hit the road with great cushion. The only reason for not giving a 5 star is they are a bit roomier than the Olympus4 I have a bit of foot movement on the downhill.