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Men's Altra Via Olympus


Did the sidewalk just get softer?

The men's Altra Via Olympus combines the signature Altra fit with maximum cushioning for an all-new sensation while cruising on pavement.

Designers stuffed the Via Olympus full of its EGO Max midsole for a plush ride on asphalt, concrete and any other hard surface you come across. But even with the tall stack of foam, the Via Olympus stays true to Altra’s other running shoes: It still sits on a 0 mm heel to toe drop for a natural stance and ride.

Altra’s FootShape toe box gives your foot just the right amount of space, and the mesh upper lets your feet breathe when the miles start piling up.

With the softest ride in the Altra lineup, the men's Via Olympus gives you a plush, comfortable ride for all the miles ahead.

Want the max-cushion experience on the trail? Check out the men's Altra Olympus 5 trail running shoe.

Tech specs

Altra Via Olympus


0 mm


8.9 oz (W), 11.0 oz (M)




Everyday training


Road, track

What’s New

The Altra Via Olympus is a brand new road model that wraps some of Altra’s signature technologies in with a max-cushion midsole for the softest ride.

Who It’s Best For

The Via Olympus can work well for a wide variety of runners. But there are two unique attributes to be aware of: It has Altra’s unique FootShape toe box that looks a little more squared off to help accommodate the actual shape of your foot, and it sits on a 0 mm heel-to-toe drop, which can take some getting used to.

Why You’ll Love It

The big bed of EGO Max foam makes it comfortable for lots of miles, but it’s light enough that you won’t notice any unnecessary weight on your feet. If you’re not running, it’s a great shoe for walking the dog or standing all day at work.

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Reviews (3)

5 out of 5 stars.

5/5 on 3 total reviews

Martin Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
New to Running

I am entering my sixth decade and never really liked to run. I agreed to run a half marathon with my daughter so, I needed a comfortable running shoe. The assistance I received at FleetFeet with not only my fit but understanding my needs as a rookie runner led me to Altra Via Olympus. Finding a shoe with the right width was paramount, and this model delivered. My experience so far is wonderful as I have had no issues with my feet and the overall comfort of each run/session has exceeded my expectations for a "Clydesdale" @ 225lbs. Overall, the Altra Via Olympus is a fine running shoe.

Mark Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Altra Ready

So it’s really good for hard service walking.

Elijah Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Best Yet

These shoes are amazing. Altra stepped it up with the stylistic element of this shoe. It's super stylish and looks really cool on the feet. It's very light weight. Lots of stack height that is pretty firm but it feels really good and supportive. It took me a few runs to get used to these but they cruise like a yacht now. 10/10 recommend to anyone looking for a max-cushion road shoe that doesn't want to look like a nurse.

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