Altra is a group of passionate individuals committed to reducing injuries and improving running technique through bio-mechanically proper footwear. Altra Zero Drop(TM) footwear places your heel and forefoot the same distance from the ground for less impact, more stability, and proper running technique. Setting Altra running shoes apart from other performance training shoes, a foot-shaped design ensures healthy, happy feet. The distinctive Footshape(TM) toe box follows the shape of a healthy foot for more comfort, balance and running efficiency.
Being research geeks, the minds behind Altra have long believed that a shoe shouldn't encourage a heel strike and should let the body move naturally. After cutting down the heels and testing Zero Drop shoes for quite some time, the company's founder watched Altra shoes eliminate injuries and change many lives for the good - even bringing running back into the lives of those who thought it was impossible.