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Altra StashJack Featured

Apparel Review and Interview: Altra StashJack and Brian Beckstead

In the world of running, there are really two kinds of companies. First, there are the giant manufacturers where everyone knows their name and they produce a solid diverse lineup of apparel, footwear, accessories and more, but then there’s also the niche market. These are the guys who focus on innovation at a non-mass-market level and while the hope is of course to one day be competitive with the larger manufacturers, they don’t want to give up on the values that made them great. Altra Running is one of those companies and while we’ve talked about their shoes before, they have also gotten into the apparel game. We had a chance to sit down and do a quick Q&A with Altra co-founder and StashJack designer, Brian Beckstead, but before we get in that we wanted to give you our thoughts after using it on the trail so first off, a quick review.
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Altra Instinct 35 And Provision 25 - Featured

Shoe First Look: Altra Instinct 3.5 and Provision 2.5

We got a chance to take a look at two of the recently updated models from the Altra road lineup with the Instinct 3.5 and Provision 2.5. The Instinct is the classic neutral runner while the Provision is designed for those with a little needed stability. Both have seen cosmetic updates as well as some retooling today and really enjoying the somewhat sleeker new look and design. In this article we take a first look at both side by side.
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Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas For The Runner In Your Life

It’s the holiday season and we thought it might be fun to put together some great gift ideas for that runner in your family or maybe just some things you might want to add to your own wish list. We tried to hit a mix of price points and cover everything from headphones to footwear, so there should be something for everyone. So without further ado, here is our holiday wish list for 2015.
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Altra Impulse - Featured

Shoe Review: Altra Impulse

We looked at a number of shoes from Altra over the last year and most of these tended to the maximum cushioning side. Going into this new year we started taking a look at the rest of the lineup to see what the difference might be. To kick it off, we took a look at the Altra Impulse which is also the new base for the upcoming AltraIQ connected shoe as well.
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Altra Lone Peak NeoShell - Featured

Shoe Review: Altra Lone Peak NeoShell

Well, it is that time of the year again. The weather has turned and the rain has arrived, and if you’re like me, then you’re looking for shoes to keep the water out and let you run more often. Thankfully, the folks at Altra have released the latest version of their Lone Peak model made especially for this time of year, it’s the NeoShell. We got a chance to put them through the ringer, almost literally.
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Altra Provision 2.0 Featured

Shoe Review: Altra Provision 2.0

There are very few innovators in the running shoe market and by that I mean companies that are truly changing the way we we think about running shoe design. Most improvements that come to market are more aesthetic in nature and only result in small performance increases. Altra, on the other hand, is one of those companies that has built its foundation on changing the way people run. Their goal is to help people run better; more efficiently, more effectively, and to also reduce their chance of injury. The Provision 2.0 is one of their newer models targeted for runners looking for additional stability. It features all the Altra trademark designs including an ultra wide toe box and Zero Drop™ technology, all the while providing a high level of cushion and a comfortable fit. Let’s put it through its paces.
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