ALTRA AWARD-WINNING STYLES
ALTRA RUNNING: AWARD-WINNING RUNNING SHOES
Altra Running is leading the way in helping runners to avoid injury by educating on efficient, low-impact running techniques to employ while wearing any running shoe. They are also kicking some proverbial when it comes to running shoe design, both trail and road, and a impressive range of training shoes, where you need a flatter base upon which to build your stance for gym training and lifting.
But don't take our word for it! Take a look at the awards and accolades that have been bestowed on the Altra Running styles you will find in our JackRabbit and partner stores and always at JackRabbit.com.
Add to the awards Altra's committment to both male and female runners with their Fit4Her approach to the women-specific models they have introduced. Read more about Fit4Her and why it matters.
THE ALTRA AWARD-WINNING STYLES
Best Update: UltraRunning Magazine
Best Trail Shoes: Gear Patrol
With an incredible following among trail shoes for every activity such as trekking, hiking, and ultrarunning, the Lone Peak 4.0 received a near complete overhaul to rave reviews.
Underfoot, the TrailClaw outsole is more aggressively carved while the StoneGuard plate has improved flexbility. In the upper, the fit is more snug plus enhanced drainage zones. Plus it’s now lighter, but still keeps the same stack height!
Best Running Shoe: SELF Magazine
Best Running Shoes for Speed: Runner's World
One of Altra’s most popular, this light and springy road running shoe doesn’t skip on the comfort either. The Altra Escalante 1.5 looks light and thin, but don’t be fooled by the slight of shoe, the cushion underneath and room in the toe box make these exceptionally comfortable for speed work.
With a low stack height and a sock-like upper, it’s no wonder these are consistently a go-to for runs in a wonderfully breathable, light shoe.
Best Lightweight Trail Shoe Debut: Runner's World Magazine
The Superior 4.0 is the lightest, most adaptable Superior yet! The Superior models have always been prone to fast running on a variety of trails; the 4.0 is no different, just more advanced. The new Quantic™ midsole is nicely soft and adapts to uneven trails while remaining responsive bound your foot along. The new, stickier MaxTrac™ rubber outsole improves grip, traction and durability while the new rounded heel provides more stability for a smoother side-to-side ride, thus ensuring any foot stays focused on uneven terrain anywhere on the trails.
Best Debut Running Shoes: Women's Health Magazine
Brand new from Altra is the Kayenta, a fast and light training shoe and distance runner. Weighing it at an airy 4.9 ounces for women (and 5.9 ounces for men), the Kayenta has a unique two-layer sock style construction on top that makes it adaptable to a variety of feet.
Altra’s new Max-LT™ midsole gives lightweight, responsive feel that will last for many miles. With this shoe, Altra has introduced a great training shoe that can go the distance!
Best Sprinting Shoe: Runner's World
The Solstice is a highly flexible road running shoe that doesn’t skip on the cushion either. Since the EVA midsole extends to the outsole, this saves weight and also provides the springy cushion needed to fly forward quickly. An engineered mesh secures your foot and is very comfortable, rounding out a shoe that is sleek, refined, and made for going fast.
ALTRA – ALL THE SHOES
All the shoes, all you need!
Shop the entire range of Altra Running shoes available at JackRabbit.com. To make it easy to find the shoe you need, you can sort by the road, trail, or training.
Or browse the entire range and you might be inspired to branch out of your current running and training zone. Run on, run Altra.