Made for hiking, trail running, fastpacking, and more, Altra’s popular Olympus shoe returns—now with a completely revamped Vibram Megagrip outsole and a softer, more flexible upper. The new outsole enhances traction during steep uphill climbs and downhill descents, all while keeping weight down for a faster, more comfortable ride. The midsole’s A-Bound bottom layer adds spring to each step, its EVA top layer takes a bite out of rugged terrain, and the 36-millimeter stack height runs evenly from front to back. And like every Altra shoe, the max-cushioned Olympus has a FootShape toe box to provide stability and encourage proper toe splay and running form.
Note: At checkout, choose the men’s shoes in charcoal/racing red, or the women’s shoes in shiitake/sugar coral. Available sizes vary by color.
Altra was born in the back room of a Wasatch Mountains running store, where owner Golden Harper met countless runners who complained of knee pain, shin splints, and other injuries from traditional pointed toe boxes and thick, heavy heels. A competitive runner himself, Golden began experimenting with shoe alterations to solve his customers’ problems. By melting the outsoles (in his trusty toaster oven!), he was able to remove the excess heel elevation for a more natural, relaxed foot position. The new platform design was dubbed Zero Drop.
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is Aug 30, 2017 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.