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Altra Olympus 2.5 Trail Running Shoes

Altra Olympus 2.5 Trail Running Shoes

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@Altra @Massdrop Any size 12 Mens?
Men's – Gray/Lime
Hmmm...Looks "Lemon" (Yellow) to me.
I would order a size 14 if they became available.
Order a size up And you'll be glad you did. if theyre a bit small tighten the laces in such a way that your feet don't slide forward.
Sizing is not right. I wear 9.5 in everything and these are way too small, they seemed OK until running then really beat up the front of my toes.
Sizing is not correct. These are small. Normally wear 9.5 in Lone Peaks and have been running them for years. Bought 9.5 in these and they are a size too small.
Hi - My shoes have arrived but they are too small! I have size 11 (women's) in the Lone Peak so I thought 11 would be fine but I guess not. Anyone want to buy them off me??? :(
I HATE DHL
Sizes in checkout are in UK or in US?
Does this have a rock plate? Hoping...
Atlaus
The amount of cushioning in this shoe is so high that we felt adding a rock plate would just add weight and be negligible in protecting the feet. The rock plate will be in the king, superior, and lone peak but not in our higher cushioned shoes (timp and Olympus)
AltraRunner
Any Men’s size 12 available for this drop? If already sold out any chance I could get a pair in M 12. Thanks
So again size 15s are stuff of legend. F.
JerkyKen
We do make size 15! (And 16) those sizes are just gobbled up by the time a style gets to clearance. sorry about that!
AltraRunner
And at just about every retailer. I luckily bought the last pair at Zappos. Funny they always say only one or two in stock. Every time. If you made more you would sell more. Couldn’t find a pair last year at all.
Need a 14. I know Altra makes them because I'm wearing a pair.
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Oh I will, but I can pay full retail anytime. A discount this good, on a product line this good is rare.
Any women size 8.5 left in any hiking/trail running shoes?
Offer size 14 and we'll talk.
I got these a while ago, great for street running and vibram good on trail, extremely comfy and cushy, good for my back. Size fine for me, roomy toe box is great for wider forefoot. Some might feel too much forefoot sliding on trails but I don't feel I'd roll an ankle, would be my choice for AT trail. Hokas jammed toes. I've even had heel blisters from some runners, not these. No (achilles stretch) problem getting used to no drop but I don't run a lot.
I hate having size 15 feet :(
Would these be good for street/sidewalk running?
therightchoice
Yes. I feel the softer cushioning is best for the unnatural hard surfaces which is what makes these shoes shine.
therightchoice
You could absolutely use these on the street but be aware that the tread will wear down faster. The MegaGrip outsole makes these shoes shine on the trail (part of the reason they’re $150 is because we had to outsource a really great durable rubber). The Paradigm by Altra is a shoe similar to the olympus but more specific to the roads/street.
So is this sneaker good for someone whose feet run wide ? How does it compare to a New Balance sneaker ?
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Viper17
I have many pairs of Altra shoes. I got a pair of these and they run small. I would order a 1/2 size up. Google the reviews on the Olympus 2.5. They are great shoes for trail running once you get the sizing right.
Viper17
My feet are 3E and although the Olympus is wide enough if you wear sock liners, there is no room for toe splay, particularly if you order oversize. I would not order more than 1/2 size longer than your feet or they will not fit in the shoes in a way that maximizes the use of the toe box. If you have 2E width or less, you should be ok with one pair of moderate thickness socks.
I have these shoes and they are without a doubt, the most cushioned shoes I have have ever worn. I have a Paradigm too but the foam on those it much more rigid for road running. I have high arches and am prone to shin splints and planar fasciitis but not with the Altra Olympus 2.5 Trail Running shoes. I also have wide feet and so can not size up because I need all of the foot box while using sock liners. If you size up and you have wide feet, the area of the shoes where the width is, becomes too far forward in the shoe so you foot ends up in narrower area of the shoe. This caused me toe cramps when I tried it. The only down side, is that the heal foam is open cell and is not very durable, at least with my heals. I have hundreds of miles on these and the outer fabric still looks like new. The cushioning has degraded some but they have so much to begin with, that the shoes just keep going and going. It is not often I recommend things but these are certainly worth a try if you like/need high cushioning.
I think Zero Drop is their overall brand label for an essentially flat shoe. I haven’t seen anywhere that this one actually has a 5mm drop but even that would be a lot less than a typical running shoe. This seems like a good deal. Some reviews say this model requires a full size up from your normal and that’s what I had to get in the lone peak 3.5.
autojeremy
You’re right! zero drop means no difference in height between heel and forefoot (I.e. flat) we measure from the middle of the heel to the middle of the metarsal heads. The shoe slopes a little bit after that to encourage a fluid toe-off. Sizing can be tough. Typically I say size up a half size from your casual shoe size to allow for swelling. It’s always different for everyone though!
https://www.altrarunning.com/men/altra-olympus-25 According to Altra's website and Running Warehouse, these have a Zero Drop platform, but here on Massdrop it says it has they have a 5mm drop. Altra's website also says "Insole: 5 mm Contour Footbed." So, there's an insole in these shoes that have a slight drop to them, but the shoe is otherwise flat?
angepocalypse
They're Zero Drop. They're just saying the insole is 5mm thick.
HikingDawg
that is correct! 5mm of added cushion in the form of an insole