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Altra Shoes: FAQs

So you want a pair of Altras, but you aren’t quite sure where to start? We’ll take you through the technology, fit, and dependability of Altra running shoes and assist you in finding the shoe that best fits your needs.

What makes Altra sneakers special?

Altra is blazing a trail in the athletic footwear market, and their immense popularity lies in their built-in technology. The most popular technology found in Altra’s sneakers is their signature FootShape™. This technology gives your feet more space in your shoes, so it allows your foot to sit naturally and addresses biological differences in men’s and women’s feet. There are three different fits within the FootShape™ family: original, standard, and slim. With so many options for fit, width, and support, Altra is using unique technology to make shoes that work for everyone.

Altra FootShape™ Fits

What kind of shoes does Altra make?

Altra is a footwear brand focused on comfort and dependability. However, they still have a wide variety of shoes that can take you anywhere. Whether you are running on the smoothest road to the rockiest trail. Eagle Eye Outfitters currently carries Altra sneakers from two of their most popular lines: on-road running and trail running.

How long do Altra shoes last?

This can be a tricky question, as the life of any shoe depends on how often you use them. Typically, Altra shoes last anywhere from 300-600 miles depending on the activity you purchase them for.

How stable are Altra shoes?

Altra’s wide variety of sneakers have varying degrees of stability based on their respective line. Despite their differences, every shoe is built on a Balanced Cushioning™ platform. The natural foundation positions the heel and forefoot an equal distance from the ground. This aids in alignment, cultivates better form, and encourages a low-impact landing. For example, if you’re a trail runner looking for a stable shoe, we might recommend the Lone Peak 6 sneaker. The Men’s Lone Peak 6 has Balanced Cushioning™ and a grippy MaxTrac™ outsole to take you on any terrain.

Altra Women’s Torin 5 Luxe Sneaker

Are Altra shoes lightweight?

Altra makes a wide variety of athletic shoes in varying weights, with most shoes weighing between 6 and 10 oz. The weight of your Altra sneaker is dependent on the activity you’re choosing it for. For example, if you’re an on-road runner looking for a lightweight shoe with built-in support, an Eagle Eye associate might tell you that the Torin 5 would be the best fit for you. The Women’s Torin 5 weighs only 7.3 oz and includes EGO™ MAX foam for extended lightweight comfort.

Which Altra shoe is best for me?

Again, the right Altra shoe for you is totally dependent on the activity you’re purchasing them for, as well as the size and shape of your foot. All of their shoes include FootShape™ technology and Balanced Cushioning™ platform, so it comes down to smaller differences such as weight, width, and support.

If you’re unsure which shoe is the best choice for you, an Eagle Eye associate can assist you based on your needs. If you’re an online customer, Altra has a Shoe Finder on their website that can assist you in finding the perfect shoe. Eagle Eye carries a variety of Altra’s trail and on-road running shoes to suit all runners, no matter their experience level or technological preferences.


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