Delivering maximum cushioning at a surprisingly light weight, the Altra Running Men’s Olympus 2.5 offers comfort for high mileage or anyone looking to lessen impact underfoot.
As with all Altra Running shoes, the shoe has a FootShape toe box that differs greatly from the aggressive taper of traditional running shoes. This design lets your big toe remain in a straight position while allowing your other toes to spread naturally. This broader cut reduces the risk of bunions, hammer toes, and plantar fasciitis. The shoe also utilizes a Zero Drop platform (height of the heel and the forefront are the same) that encourages a natural stride rather than elevating the heel or manipulating foot position. This is meant to promote better alignment and a more natural posture while on the move which in turn lessens impact.
The abrasion-resistant mesh upper strikes an excellent balance between breathability and durability. Strategic overlays help to bolster protection and durability in the heel and mid-foot. An integrated 4-point GaiterTrap allows for the easy attachment of Altra gaiters (sold separately). A dual-layer EVA midsole with a top layer of Abound cushioning delivers comfort and reduces fatigue.
Weighing roughly 1 pound, 7 ounces per pair, the shoe has a stack height of 36 mm. A durable rubber outsole with Vibram MegaGrip delivers excellent traction.
Sold in pairs, the Altra Running Men’s Olympus 2.5 trail running shoe is available in men’s full and half sizes.
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- High cushioning
- Dual-layer EVA midsole
- Durable rubber outsole with Vibram MegaGrip
- 5mm contour footbed insole
- 36mm stack height
- 23 oz/per pair
- FootShape design allows toes to relax and spread naturally
- StoneGuard rock protection
- Zero Drop platform places your heel and forefoot the same distance from the ground to encourage proper, low-impact form
- Abound energy-return compound sits directly under the foot reduce ground impact and add spring to each step
- Gaiter Trap hook-and-loop tabs allow strapless gaiter attachment (gaiters sold separately)
Best Use Running/Fitness Item Weight 1 lb, 7 oz/pair Number of Eyelets 6 Type Trail Running Shoe (Pair) Upper Material Quick-Dry Trail Mesh Outsole Vibram MegaGrip rubber Midsole Dual Layer EVA with A-Bound
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