Running Shoes for Bunions

Running Shoes for Bunions

When I decided to write this post, I did a quick google search to see what is available. It was really embarrassing. Almost all the advice being given for this was from websites that earn a commission if you click on link of the running shoes to buy them. Most of the shoes being recommended would not help you at all if you had bunions.

There is plenty of good information on bunions online, so there is no point litigating what they are and what causes them here, except to say that the only way to get rid of them is with surgery and the best you can do to prevent them getting worse or being so painful is to get the shoe fitting correct.

The running shoes that are best if you have bunions are those that are wider in the forefoot to accommodate the enlarged joint. Your typical running shoe made on a wider last is often not wide enough (though you will read commonly that they are from those who make money selling those shoes). You could try on the wider last models of each of the brands to see how they feel on you. In all honestly, there is only one brand that is any good here and they are the Altra running shoes. They are massively wide in the forefoot compared to other brands and they have the width to accommodate the enlarged joint associated with the bunion. If you have a bunion, then try a pair.

What else could you do for bunions?

Apart from surgery, there are other options. What is important is to keep the joint mobile and flexible with exercises as it does have a tendency to become stiffer. A bunion corrector can also be used to help with that. If you can not get the shoes right, then there are donut shaped pads that can be worn to keep the pressure off the joint.

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Bestseller No. 1
Caretras Bunion Corrector, Orthopedic Bunion Splint, Big Toe Separator Pain Relief, Non-Surgical Hallux Valgus Correction, Hammer Toe Straightener, Day Night Support
  • ALLEVIATE BUNION PAIN: allowing for effective pain relief, help to ease the discomfort, pressure, and inflammation caused by bunions. Your bunion pain will completely disappear when wearing Caretras bunion splint.
  • RESTORE NATURAL ALIGNMENT: Provide protection and support, use an integrated aluminum brace to supply constant, gentle pressure on your big toe to realign it and slow the progression or formation of bunions.
  • SIMPLE ELEGENT DESIGN: Minimalist design rejects redundancy;cotton lined skin-friendly material provides a comfortable experience; hook & loop strap around the instep prevents slipping off during sleep, keep your big toes in the right place.
  • FLEXIBLE SIZE FITS MOST: Adjustable to provide a comfortable fit. This bunion corrector fits most sizes (US 5-11) and can be enjoyed by men and women alike. Easy to clean and reuse. 24 hours support
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Bunion Corrector and Relief for Big Toe Gel Cushion Brace Support Cushion Hallux Valgus Hammer Toe Pain and Inflammation Relief Bunion Guard Shield Unisex for Women and Men to Align Bones in Feet
  • DESIGNED AS BUNION CORRECTOR AND BUNION RELIEF – This bunion sleeve is specifically designed to soothe bunions and make our life more comfortable. Cushions and supports the bunion area so your steps can become pain free again.
  • BUNION PADS FOR SECURE FIT - These bunion toe straightener sleeves are one size fits all and can be enjoyed by men and women alike. The stretchable fabric conforms to your foot shape individually.
  • CAN BE WORN IN ALL KINDS OF SHOES – These bunion cushions are suitable to be worn in all kinds of footwear. Whether you are attending an elegant event or playing sports you can depend on these for total comfort.
  • FEATURES A GEL BUNION COMFORT CUSHION – Includes a silicone gel pad that protects the bunion. It acts as a buffer to the sensitive bunion area to prevent rubbing and friction.
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Dr. Scholl's BUNION CUSHION with Duragel Technology, 5ct // Cushioning Protection against Shoe Pressure and Friction that Fits Easily In Any Shoe for Immediate and All-Day Pain Relief
  • REDUCES SHOE FRICTION and PRESSURE
  • IMMEDIATE, ALL-DAY PAIN RELIEF
  • STAYS ON ALL DAY & NIGHT
  • DURAGEL TECHNOLOGY: Cushions are thin, flexible and nearly invisible
  • FITS EASILY in shoes
Bestseller No. 5
Bunion Corrector & Bunion Relief Protector Sleeves Kit - Treat Pain in Hallux Valgus, Big Toe Joint, Hammer Toe, Toe Separators Spacers Straighteners Splint Aid Surgery Treatment
  • Treat your feet with our carefully selected 7 pieces set. The package is designed for bunion Corrector and bunion relief. One Size Fits Most Feet.
  • Relieve your pain, treat your bunion, reduce friction between your toes and enjoy walking again. Separate, straighten, stretch and align your toes.
  • A unique solution for your foot problems. Relief the pain in big toe joint, Hallux Valgus and much more.
  • Made from 100% medical grade silicone. Premium quality and perfect fit, soft and stretchable - easy to clean & reuse.
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Bestseller No. 6
ZenToes Gel Toe Separators for Overlapping Toes, Bunions, Big Toe Alignment, Corrector and Spacer - 4 Pack (White)
  • Relieve Bunion Pain - ZenToes single loop silicone toe separator is designed to provide noninvasive pain relief from bunions, or hallux valgus, and overlapping toes by gently realigning and straightening your big toe. Our single loop toe spacers separate the toes, straightening the big toe to relieve pressure from the bunion. Can also be used as toe stretchers to help strengthen the big toe, which improves balance and stability to your feet.
  • Easy to Use - Simply slip the ring over your second toe and position the gel pad against your big toe. The gel cushion will keep your big toe in proper alignment to prevent it from overlapping or rubbing against your second toe. Can be worn alone or with bunion pads for even more protection.
  • Comfortable and Durable - The soft, flexible gel toe ring conforms to your toes, fitting comfortably in any shoes and allowing you to stand or walk for longer in comfort. Our toe separators can be worn during the day and at night to provide continuous toe pain relief.
  • Washable and Reusable - Medical-grade gel is latex free and washable making it reusable and allergy friendly. Available in clear, white, blue, and a variety of skin tone colors; one size fits most men and women. Each set includes four pieces, a great value!
  • Effective Pain Relief - Our orthopedic bunion correctors are recommended by podiatrists and orthopedic surgeons as part of a comprehensive bunion treatment program. Over a million people have relieved their bunion pain with ZenToes Toe Separators, and so can you! Order today and start living the pain free, active lifestyle you deserve!
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Mind Bodhi Toe Separators to Correct Bunions and Restore Toes to Their Original Shape (Bunion Corrector Toe Spacers Toe Straightener Toe Stretcher Big Toe Correctors) Universal Size (White)
  • Gentle Correction: Our toe separator gently corrects and restores the natural shape of toes and feet
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The Ultimate Guide to Strong Healthy Feet: Permanently fix flat feet, bunions, neuromas, chronic joint pain, hammertoes, sesamoiditis, toe crowding, hallux limitus and plantar fasciitis
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Bestseller No. 9
Povihome 10 Pack Toe Spacers Separators(1/2'' Thick), Bunion Corrector Gel Orthotics for Bunion, Overlapping Toes - L Size
  • Design for Bunion Toe Separate: Gel toe separators work as a spacer to separate overlapping toe, correct bunion issue. It will separate and realign toe gently because it has enough spacers to do separate. Relieve bunion pain and foot pressure.
  • Stay in Place design: Flanged silicone separators is like a ring around your second toe to provide space between you second and big toe which make it stays firmly on toes.
  • Large Size Fit for: Women: US Shoe Sizes 6-12 / Men: US Shoe Sizes 6-11.
  • Updated Soft Material: Flanged toe spacer is made of super soft & stretchy grade silicone which is comfortable to fit on toes. You will even forget you are wearing it.
  • Package: 5 Pairs / 10 Pcs toe spacers with nice package, great for the value.
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Bunion Corrector & Relief Kit, Orthopedic Bunion Splint, Bunion Sleeves for Hallux Valgus, Toe Separators Spacers Straighteners, Hammer Toe, Big Toe Joint Pain Relief Aid for Men & Women
  • ✔BUNION CORRECTOR AND RELIEF: Fully adjustable Bunion Splint, Bunion Protector Sleeves Socks, Toe Separators and a Stretching Strap to aid in separating, straightening, and strengthening your toes. Our 11 Piece bunion care kit will gently help restore natural positioning of your toes while also reducing pressure, discomfort and friction for ultimate relief. Treat bunion, hammer toes, tailor's bunion, crooked toes, overlapping toes, and more!
  • ✔ALLEVIATE BUNION STRESS: Bunion Corrector Splint with integrated aluminum plate will help realign your big toe joint and slower the progression of misalignment. Along with supportive hook and loop strapping to supply strong yet gentle pressure on the Hallux Valgus. Bunion Protector Sleeve Socks with gel pad cushioning provides comfort and protection from rubbing, blistering, or inflammation. Ultimate relief for irritated bunions. All day long comfort. Perfect to wear under socks or shoes.
  • ✔PREMIUM & COMFORTABLE MATERIAL: Made from High Quality Medical Grade Material. Lightweight and Breathable. Easy to Clean, Durable and Washable. Bunion splint made from skin-friendly velcro fabric providing comfortable fit through day or night. Bunion Protector Sleeves made from high quality flexible lycra fabric and soft gel cushion to give you the ultimate comfort from your bunion pain. Toe accessories made from Medical Grade gel and elastic fabric. Stretchable and irritation-free.
  • ✔FLEXIBLE SIZES FITS MOST FEET: Fully Adjustable size for men and women (US 5-12) to provide a comfortable fit. Perfect toe protection and support. Kit can be used and worn all day. Bunion brace can be worn in bed as a night splint. Hook and loop strapping will prevent bunion brace from slipping off.
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New Altra EGO™ Midsole Material Creates the Holy Grail of Running Shoe Cushioning — Fast and Springy, Yet Comfortable and Soft

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Altra Footwear announces Altra EGO™, an innovative new midsole cushioning. See all of Altra’s new footwear and apparel products at Booth #36179 at Outdoor Retailer Specialty Market, August 3-6, 2016 in Salt Lake City.

Altra EGO™ new midsole cushioning material

Altra’s simple but breakthrough FootShape™ toe box and cushioned ZeroDrop™ platform changed running shoes for the better. The young brand wanted an equally game-changing cushioning for trail and road running shoes with outstanding rebound, light weight and superior comfort.

Altra EGO™ is their answer, a proprietary blend of cushioning compounds, with a name inspired by the dual nature of the new cushioning.

“We’re excited about what we’ve achieved with the Altra EGO cushioning,” said Golden Harper, founder of Altra Footwear. “Traditionally, running shoes that felt ‘soft’ could also feel like they robbed energy, a bit like slo-mo or running in mud. On the other hand, shoes marketed as performance or responsive are firm and less comfortable.

“Our goal with Altra EGO™ cushioning is to offer the holy grail of running shoe cushioning — fast and springy, yet comfortable and soft.”

Harper believes this cushioning is perfect for elite runners because the shoe “runs fast and feels responsive,” yet ideal for recreational runners because it feels distinctively soft and comfortable underfoot.

Unlike traditional EVA midsoles, Altra EGO performs better and more consistently in extreme temperatures. In tests against traditional running shoe foams, Altra EGO has high long-term durability to maintain excellent cushioning and energy return properties throughout the life of the shoe.

On shoes, the new midsoles are highlighted with a distinctive design inspired by the inherently strong, light, yet resilient design of a spider web.

Altra Escalante™ with Altra EGO

Introducing Altra Escalante™ with Altra EGO, featuring energetic rebound in a moderately cushioned package that’s noticeably thinner than conventionally cushioned shoes. The richly colored engineered-knit upper provides a sleek aesthetic and a sock-like fit.

The spectacular natural environment of Utah, Altra’s home state, inspired the shoe’s name. The Escalante River winds through sinuous sandstone gorges and creates the undulating patterns emulated in the shoe’s knit upper. This river and the rugged canyons which drain into it form a key section of Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, providing nearly two million acres of scenic roads and trails for running, hiking and backpacking.

Like all Altra shoes, the Escalante features the FootShape™ toe box, cushioned ZeroDrop™ sole and truly female specific fit, with a new name, Fit4Her™.

Stack height: 25 mm, built on Altra’s PFS performance last

Weight: 8.2 ounces/232g (men’s sample size 9), 6.5 ounces/182g (women’s sample size 7)

Colors:

  • Men’s: Gray, Blue, Red
  • Women’s: Magenta, Blue, Gray

MSRP: $130, available now.

Altra King MT™ with Altra EGO

Introducing the Altra King MT, made for runners whose idea of fun involves mud, wet grass, and burly mountain climbs. This shoe includes significant 5.5 mm outsole lugs designed for lateral braking, medial gripping and maximum traction in wet and slippery conditions.

Topping that traction is the Altra EGO mid-sole, a new compound with high rebound at a low weight. A flexible StoneGuard™ rock plate adds extra underfoot protection. The King MT has the most supportive upper of any Altra with TPU overlays on durable polyester ripstop fabric. New is the FootLock™ feature, a midfoot strap to lock the foot in the shoe on steep ascents and descents.

The King MT is named for Utah’s highest peak, continuing Altra’s tradition of naming its trail shoes after iconic mountains in its home state.

Like all Altra shoes, the King MT features Altra’s award-winning FootShape toe box and cushioned ZeroDrop platform. These features combined with the aggressive TrailClaw™ metatarsal lugs, Vibram MegaGrip™ outsole and low 19 mm stack height make this shoe ideal for obstacle course racing and the growing sport of mountain running, or Fell running, as it’s known in Europe.

Stack height: 19 mm

Weight: 9.5 ounces (men’s sample size 9), 7.8 ounces (women’s sample size 7)

  • Men’s: Black/red, Grey, Royal blue
  • Women’s: Black, Magenta, Teal

MSRP: $140, available now.

About Altra

Altra Footwear has shoes for road, trail, track, treadmill and every day, as well as a full line of running apparel. Altra is now the third largest trail shoe brand sold in run specialty with three of the top seven trail-running shoes, according to data from NPD: Altra Lone Peak, Superior and Olympus.

Altra’s running shoe innovations are born from long hard runs in the Wasatch Mountains, just minutes from Altra’s Utah headquarters. Founder Golden Harper, a former All-American runner who loves to run to the top of difficult mountain summits, invented a cushioned ZeroDrop shoe and a foot-shaped toe box, features that are now found on every Altra shoe. Co-founder and Global VP of Sales Brian Beckstead completes at least one ultramarathon each year, including Eco-Trail Norway in 2016, Ultra Trail Mont Blanc and the Wasatch 100 in 2015 and Ultra Trail Mt Fuji in 2014.

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Bestseller No. 1
ALTRA Women's AL0A4VQV Rivera Road Running Shoe, Black/White - 8 M US
  • Weight: 6.9 oz / 197 g
  • Midsole: Altra EGO
  • Outsole: Neutral Innerflex
  • Cushion: Moderate
  • Stack Height: 26 mm
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ALTRA AL0A4VQE Men's Lone Peak 5 Trail Running Shoe, Blue/Lime - 11.5 M US
  • Weight: 11.1 oz / 318 g
  • Midsole: Altra EGO
  • Outsole: MaxTrac
  • Cushion: Moderate
  • Stack Height: 25 mm
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ALTRA Men's AL0A4VQB Superior 4.5 Trail Running Shoe, Green/Lime - 12 M US
  • Weight: 8.9 oz / 252 g
  • Insole: 6 mm Contour Footbed with removable StoneGuard
  • Midsole: Quantic with InnerFlex
  • Outsole: MaxTrac Rubber with TrailClaw
  • Cushion: Low
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ALTRA Women's AL0A4VQY Paradigm 5 Running Shoe, Blue/Coral - 9 M US
  • Weight: 9.2 oz / 261 g
  • Insole: 5 mm Sculpted Footbed
  • Midsole: Altra EGO
  • Outsole: FootPod Technology
  • Cushion: Max
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ALTRA Men's AL0A4VQO Paradigm 5 Running Shoe, Black - 10 M US
  • Weight: 11.2 oz / 318 g
  • Insole: 5 mm Sculpted Footbed
  • Midsole: Altra EGO
  • Outsole: FootPod Technology
  • Cushion: Max
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ALTRA Men's AL0A547F Torin 5 Road Running Shoe, Majolica Blue - 12 M US
  • Brand-New Altra EGO MAX midsole foam that’s luxurious and light
  • Engineered mesh upper for added comfort and breathability
  • Designed with performance in mind for comfort, fit, and feel
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ALTRA Women's AL0A4QTP TIMP 2 Trail Running Shoe, Plum/Coral - 7 M US
  • Weight: 8.7 oz / 247 g
  • Insole: 5 mm Contour Footbed
  • Midsole: Quantic with InnerFlex
  • Outsole: MaxTrac with TrailClaw
  • Cushion: High
Bestseller No. 8
ALTRA Men's AL0A4VQL Rivera Road Running Shoe, Majolica Blue - 11 M US
  • Weight: 9.1 oz / 257 g
  • Midsole: Altra EGO
  • Outsole: Neutral Innerflex
  • Cushion: Moderate
  • Stack Height: 26 mm
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ALTRA Men's AL0A4PE9 TIMP 2 Trail Running Shoe, Gray/Blue - 13 M US
  • Weight: 9.9 oz / 281 g
  • Insole: 5 mm Contour Footbed
  • Midsole: Quantic with InnerFlex
  • Outsole: MaxTrac with TrailClaw
  • Cushion: High
Bestseller No. 10
ALTRA Women's AL0A4QTQ Provision 4 Road Running Shoe, Black/Coral/Pink - 8 M US
  • Weight: 8.2 oz / 232 g
  • Insole: 6mm Contor Footbed
  • Midsole: Ultralight EVA top layer and InnerFlex
  • Outsole: Rubber FootPod
  • Cushion: High

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ALTRA Zero Drop Footwear Expands

Salt Lake City, UTAH (January 19, 2012) — ALTRA Footwear, innovators of the revolutionary Zero Drop shoe, have expanded their line of footwear to combine the bio-mechanical advantages of barefoot positioning with the structure and protection of traditional cushioned footwear.

The new line, which debuts at Outdoor Retailer 2012 Winter Market, includes the original Instinct and Intuition core running shoes, the first ever to combine Zero Drop, fully cushioned, foot-shaped, and gender-specific features. The line includes core running shoes, Lone Peak trail shoes, and The Adam and The Eve slip- on minimalist shoes, the Samson and Delilah lace-up minimalist shoes, and the Provision and Provisioness running shoes with a removable stability wedge.

The shoe’s groundbreaking design places the foot in its most powerful and stable positioning, leading to fewer injuries and greater speed. Because of the full cushioning and durable outsole, runners can also expect to run much greater distances than with other barefoot running positioning shoes.

Zero Drop
The founders of ALTRA are former All-American runners, triathletes, and ultra-marathoners. Two of them managed Runner’s Corner in Orem, Utah, which became influential at a national level by taking a personal interest in helping runners run better.

The young innovators created the zero-drop shoe category by working with a local cobbler to cut out the elevated heel of traditional running shoes. They glued the soles back together to create shoes that were the same distance off the ground at the heel and forefoot, therefore having no “drop” from heel to toe. The store had thousands of customers who bought new shoes, took them to the cobbler, and paid an average of AUD 40.79 for the alteration. The innovation of “AL-tered shoes” and the founders’ ul-TRA marathoner status provided the inspiration for the ALTRA brand name.

Nearly all running shoe midsoles have a “2-to-1 ratio,” meaning the heel of the shoe is elevated twice as high as the forefoot. Over time, running in “high heels” can cause a range of injuries.

By removing the heel, ALTRA’s founders created shoes that allowed the foot to sit level with the ground, without a drop from heel to toe, and with that, Zero Drop footwear was born.

Among the biggest benefits to Altra’s Zero Drop shoes is the shift in running posture. Most runners have become “heel strikers,” landing with a straight, extended knee because an elevated heel causes the foot to reach the ground early, slowing the forward momentum of the body. This early ground-strike means the knee does not have time to properly bend to absorb the body’s impact. A Harvard study shows that landing with a heel strike causes initial impact 3 to 5 times greater than landing on the mid to forefoot. Heel strikers not only frequently complain of foot pain, but also knee, hip, and back pain, as the impact reverberates through the body with each footfall.

With a flat-bottomed, Altra Zero Drop shoe, the foot is unencumbered by an elevated heel, so the body’s running posture improves. The runner’s stride is naturally cushioned because the foot lands more under a bent knee, using the natural spring system of the lower leg.

With improved running position, the runner’s stride becomes more efficient, meaning greater foot turnover and speed with the same effort. Foot efficiency is also increased with literally, a lighter shoe. Altra’s Zero Drop core training shoes are 8.8 ounces for men and 8.1 for women, nearly 25% lighter than current popular running shoes.

Fully Cushioned:
Altra shoes are unique in the marketplace because they combine a zero drop sole and barefoot foot positioning with the structure and cushioning of a traditional running shoe. ALTRA’s core running and trail shoes come with a complete three-layer cushioning system: a full rubber outsole, a 12 mm fully-cushioned midsole, and a 5mm insole. In total, Altra’s 21 mm cushioning is on par with durable training shoes and provides two to five times the protection of a typical minimalist shoe. Altra shoes are durable enough for runners to both train in and even complete with the same pair of shoes (even in ultra marathons).
Altra shoes eschew the standard mix of rubber and EVA for their outsole. Instead, they offer a full rubber outsole, which offers excellent stability and far more durability than EVA outsoles. The sleek sole enables runners to sense the ground under their feet, without interference.

Runners with Altra shoes have placed in the top three at multiple ultra marathons in recent years, including Kat’cCina Mosa 100k, Antelope Island 100k, and the Buffalo Run 50K. Runners with Altra shoes have also placed well in 100-mile races, including the Wasatch 100 Miler, Western States 100, and a win at the Laramie 100.

Foot-shaped:
ALTRA shoes are shaped like healthy feet. The shoes’ natural foot shape also contains a Morton’s toe allowance, meaning it accommodates those with a longer second toe. The toes subsequently relax and give sufficient room to the big toe, which provides not only greater foot stability, but also increased toe-off for better forward propulsion. Nearly all other running shoes contain a pointed, triangular toe box, which pushes the toes together and causes the foot to de-stabilize and over-pronate.

Gender Specific
ALTRA is the only running shoe company to offer fully gender-specific footwear lasts for both men and women. Women’s feet have narrower heels, higher arches, and different forefoot positioning, and ALTRA’s Zero Drop shoes are built on the appropriate gender specific lasts to accommodate those differences.

The ALTRA Instinct (male specific) and Intuition (female specific) running shoes retail for AUD 149.58 at www.altrarunning.com.

About Altra Footwear:
ALTRA Footwear was founded in 2009 and acquired in March 2011 by ICON Health & Fitness, the leading innovator and manufacturer of fitness products, including FreeMotion Fitness for the health clubs. ICON leads the home fitness market with company-owned brands such as ProForm, NordicTrack, Weider, iFit Live powered by Google Maps, HealthRider, and Weslo. ICON’s licensed brands include Gold’s Gym, Jillian Michaels, and Reebok. ICON is headquartered in Logan, Utah.

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Bestseller No. 1
ALTRA Women's AL0A4VQV Rivera Road Running Shoe, Black/White - 8 M US
  • Weight: 6.9 oz / 197 g
  • Midsole: Altra EGO
  • Outsole: Neutral Innerflex
  • Cushion: Moderate
  • Stack Height: 26 mm
Bestseller No. 2
ALTRA AL0A4VQE Men's Lone Peak 5 Trail Running Shoe, Blue/Lime - 11.5 M US
  • Weight: 11.1 oz / 318 g
  • Midsole: Altra EGO
  • Outsole: MaxTrac
  • Cushion: Moderate
  • Stack Height: 25 mm
Bestseller No. 3
ALTRA Men's AL0A4VQB Superior 4.5 Trail Running Shoe, Green/Lime - 12 M US
  • Weight: 8.9 oz / 252 g
  • Insole: 6 mm Contour Footbed with removable StoneGuard
  • Midsole: Quantic with InnerFlex
  • Outsole: MaxTrac Rubber with TrailClaw
  • Cushion: Low
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ALTRA Women's AL0A4VQY Paradigm 5 Running Shoe, Blue/Coral - 9 M US
  • Weight: 9.2 oz / 261 g
  • Insole: 5 mm Sculpted Footbed
  • Midsole: Altra EGO
  • Outsole: FootPod Technology
  • Cushion: Max
SaleBestseller No. 5
ALTRA Men's AL0A4VQO Paradigm 5 Running Shoe, Black - 10 M US
  • Weight: 11.2 oz / 318 g
  • Insole: 5 mm Sculpted Footbed
  • Midsole: Altra EGO
  • Outsole: FootPod Technology
  • Cushion: Max
Bestseller No. 6
ALTRA Men's AL0A547F Torin 5 Road Running Shoe, Majolica Blue - 12 M US
  • Brand-New Altra EGO MAX midsole foam that’s luxurious and light
  • Engineered mesh upper for added comfort and breathability
  • Designed with performance in mind for comfort, fit, and feel
SaleBestseller No. 7
ALTRA Women's AL0A4QTP TIMP 2 Trail Running Shoe, Plum/Coral - 7 M US
  • Weight: 8.7 oz / 247 g
  • Insole: 5 mm Contour Footbed
  • Midsole: Quantic with InnerFlex
  • Outsole: MaxTrac with TrailClaw
  • Cushion: High
Bestseller No. 8
ALTRA Men's AL0A4VQL Rivera Road Running Shoe, Majolica Blue - 11 M US
  • Weight: 9.1 oz / 257 g
  • Midsole: Altra EGO
  • Outsole: Neutral Innerflex
  • Cushion: Moderate
  • Stack Height: 26 mm
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ALTRA Men's AL0A4PE9 TIMP 2 Trail Running Shoe, Gray/Blue - 13 M US
  • Weight: 9.9 oz / 281 g
  • Insole: 5 mm Contour Footbed
  • Midsole: Quantic with InnerFlex
  • Outsole: MaxTrac with TrailClaw
  • Cushion: High
Bestseller No. 10
ALTRA Women's AL0A4QTQ Provision 4 Road Running Shoe, Black/Coral/Pink - 8 M US
  • Weight: 8.2 oz / 232 g
  • Insole: 6mm Contor Footbed
  • Midsole: Ultralight EVA top layer and InnerFlex
  • Outsole: Rubber FootPod
  • Cushion: High

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