Altra was born in the backroom of a specialty running store in the Wasatch Mountains. The concept is rooted in science that works with, not against, your body.
Altra shoes are shaped like human feet. Their unobstructed FootShape toe box allows your toes to spread out and also lets your big toe remain in a straight and natural position. The brand also makes specific lasts for their men’s and women’s footwear for obvious reasons, they are different. For women’s they call it Fit4Her with a narrower heel yet a proper forefoot width.
Zero drop is at the heart of Altra footwear. Its based on a barefoot concept, which Altra feels is more naturally balanced, level cushioning. It also encourages a more instinctive footstrike, less on the heel and more on the mid to forefoot.