Altra Rivera 2

Women's Running Shoes View Men's
original price $130 sale/discounted price $97.50
Star Rating is 5 / 5
9 Verified Reviews
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Feel the ground under your feet in the springy Altra Rivera 2.

One of the best Altra shoes, the Rivera 2 continues to provide a lightweight and snappy ride thanks to the Altra EGO™ midsole. For smooth transitions with every stride, it features Altra’s Innerflex grooves on the outsole to increase flexibility in the forefoot.

In our Altra Rivera 2 review, testers liked the enhanced ground feel underfoot thanks to the balanced cushion (or 0mm heel-to-toe drop) and flexibility. It’s a versatile running shoe that can be worn for both long runs and everyday training or speedwork.

Altra redesigned the Rivera to have a slimmed-down profile and a more breathable upper. The fit hugs your midfoot and heel but still leaves room for you to wiggle your toes thanks to Altra’s signature FootShaped toe box. The new mesh is lighter, more breathable and more flexible. It also features reflective stripes on the toe box and heel for added visibility. Plus, Altra re-engineered the heel collar padding for more comfort.

Run the roads with ease in the Altra Rivera 2.

Tech Specs

Altra Rivera 2




6.9oz (W), 8.8 oz (M)




Everyday Training


Road, Track

What’s New

The Altra Rivera 2 has a new and improved upper that is more breathable and flexible. It also has a slimmer fit that hugs your heel and midfoot with a more padded heel collar.

Who It’s Best For

This is a great shoe for people who are looking for a lightweight everyday shoe with a lower heel-to-toe drop. If you have a narrower heel or slimmer foot, but still want Altra’s balanced cushioning and wide toe box, this is a great option for you.

Why You’ll Love It

Lightweight and bouncy, you will love how natural running feels in the Altra Rivera 2.

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Star Rating is 5 / 5
Based on 9 Verified Reviews
Star Rating is 5 / 5

Highly recommend the Rivera 2

Brooke 11 months ago Verified Purchase

I love these shoes! I recently tried the Rivera 3 and hated the way they felt so I got back online and bought 3 pairs of the Rivera 2s again before they are all gone. They are comfortable have great padding on the toung and heel collar and feel supportive throughout.

Star Rating is 5 / 5


Sheryl F 1 year ago Verified Purchase

The mist comfortable shoes I've ever worn and I have bad feet.

Star Rating is 5 / 5

Great Track Practice Shoe

Laurie B 1 year ago Verified Purchase

I am usually a Torin user but I needed a little lighter shoe for track drills and speed work. This shoe is still supportive for plyometrics but light enough for quick runs. I haven’t used this shoe for street work but I’m confident it would be great for shorter runs!

Star Rating is 5 / 5

So comfy!

Taylor Z 1 year ago Verified Purchase

Love these shoes! So roomy and comfortable as an everyday shoe. They helped alleviate a lot of my foot pain while I was in the process of working through my plantar fasciitis.

Star Rating is 5 / 5


Alli C 1 year ago Verified Purchase

I LOVE these shoes! I've had several pairs of the Riveras and they are my favorite running shoe. I run 25-50 miles a week. I just wore these in the Chicago Marathon and they were very comfortable and supportive and the best part is my toes have room since they are wide toe box shoes.

Star Rating is 5 / 5

My new favourite running sneaker!

Bridget 1 year ago Verified Purchase

I've logged fifty miles in these so far. Comfortable lightweight good cushioning for the weight. Holding up well so far with minimal wear on the sole.

Star Rating is 5 / 5

Great shoes - walking and running

Sue 1 year ago Verified Purchase

I got these as a need to change to a wider toe box on advice of a podiatrist. These are super light weight and it is anew feeling to be able to wiggle your toes. Second week I had them I went on a 2 week trip a d wore them literally everyday. Sometimes I walked up to 12 miles a day and my feet NEVER felt tired. I wear mostly flat shoes to work so the change to a zero drop shoe was not noticeable. Love love this shoe! Did I mention it is very light weight washes and drys quickly? I also like the fresh mint green color for summer. Great shoe!

Star Rating is 5 / 5

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Misermom 1 year ago Verified Purchase

Easy to place the order and it arrived quickly. The fit was perfect since I had already gotten a pair at their retail store