Altra Running – Traction + Technology

Altra footwear was born in the mountains and developed, tested and perfected on the rugged trails of the Wasatch. As avid trail and ultra runners, Altra knew that they needed shoes that would provide runners with the right amount of traction no matter the variety of terrain. They applied this same design philosophy to their new upcoming apparel line, built for any terrain or weather.



Altra footwear was inspired by the mountains and developed, tested and perfected on the rugged trails of the Wasatch. As avid trail and ultra runners we knew that we needed shoes that would provide us with the right amount of traction no matter the variety of terrain. Over the past 6 years we’ve developed a signature lineup of all-encompassing, trail-dominating outsoles and speak from experience when we say that Altra’s trail shoes can tackle any trail.


The basis of each of our outsoles is our TrailClaw™ lug design; specially designed canted lugs positioned strategically beneath your metatarsals to provide extra traction at toe off. This technology is unique to Altra and showcases our attention to detail and human anatomy in our shoe design.


Altra TrailClaw Technology



Each Altra trail shoe will feature one of three different outsoles―MaxTrac™, DuraTread™ or Vibram® MegaGrip™. The hexagonal tread pattern of MaxTrac™, found on the Lone Peak, offers a perfect blend of grip, traction and durability that eats gnarly terrain like a boss.
Altra Lone Peak Sole


DuraTread™, found on the Superior and Lone Peak Mids, is an extremely durable outsole rubber that is made to last long and offers great grip on both tame and technical terrain.


Altra Superior Sole


Vibram® MegaGrip™ is our high performance sticky rubber, found on both the max cushioned Olympus and the mud-eating King MT. This compound features unparalleled grip on wet or dry surfaces, rugged longevity and optimal ground adaptability.


Altra King MT Sole



In addition to our awesome traction options, our trail shoes also feature GaiterTrap™ and StoneGuard™ technology. The GaiterTrap™ is a hook-and-loop feature that securely fastens a trail gaiter without any underfoot straps, making it more secure and effective against offensive debris. The flexible StoneGuard™ rock plate sandwiched between the midsole and outsole layers deflects and protects your feet from rocks and roots.


Altra GaiterTrap Technology



Altra’s apparel line is inspired, developed and perfected through our own experiences running the trails of Utah’s Wasatch mountains. From performance-minded pieces to comfy athleisure styles, you are ready to perform, look and feel your best while showing your Altra pride. Our exclusive ZeroLite™ material is a step apart in performance, durability and comfort.

Altra-exclusive, 4-way stretch ZeroLite™ fabric is the perfect blend of lightweight durability and breathable, moisture-wicking comfort. We developed the fabric of our dreams so we would be ready to for the long haul in any weather the mountains decided to throw our way.


Altra ZeroLite Fabric



Altra Performance Half Zip – Weighing only 3.7 oz., this innovative, award-winning half zip jacket offers remarkably lightweight, adaptable protection in any weather. It is made with Altra’s ZeroLite™ fabric that offers protection from the elements while still being stretchy, lightweight and packable―right into its own pocket! Technical features include: ventilation in the underarms and back, fully welded seams, bonded thumbholes and 360° reflectivity.


Altra Half Zip


Altra Trail Short – The Altra Trail Short is the next step in running apparel innovation. Not only does it feature Altra’s exclusive ZeroLiteTM fabric for breathability and durability, but the built-in running belt offers 5 pockets so you are ready to fuel for the long run. These shorts also feature flat stitching that helps prevent chafing, while side mesh panels offer additional breathability and comfort for any weather.


Altra Trail Short