Altra in the Barefoot World - 
No, Altras are not technically barefoot shoes. They DO have a wide toe box, they DO have zero drop and they DO have a neutral foot bed (no arch support). BUT, they have cushioning (around 25mm). There are a number of reasons we would recommend you try Altra Running Shoes...

1. You would like to transition into barefoot shoes but need to take it slowly. The additional cushioning means your body can get used to the zero drop and build up some strength before adding in the ground feel.

2. You run ridiculously far. Let's face it. If you are training super long distances or running ultra marathons, you may want some cushioning some or all of the time.

3. Your foot or body mechanics are too far altered and just won't allow you to be comfortable in full barefoot shoes. 


About Altra - 
Altra wasn't started in some corporate office, but in the back room of a Wasatch Mountain running store. Our founders, —elite athletes and running store managers, —wanted a shoe that let you run the way you were born to. They noticed that the design of most running shoes was hurting runners more than helping them. Elevated heels promote high-impact landing and narrow toe boxes squeeze the toes out of their natural position. 
What began as experimental shoe alterations has transformed into the only shoe company to provide a cushioned Zero Drop™ platform and FootShape™ toe box. This innovative combo promotes low-impact technique and allows your feet to remain in a natural, relaxed position across every terrain.

Altra Escalante Racer Men's Black

From $199.00 $259.00

Altra Lone Peak 8 Women's


Altra Escalante Racer Women's Grey


Altra Lone Peak 8 Men's