Altra Paradigm 45 2

Shoe Review: Altra Paradigm 4.5

The Paradigm 4.0 from Altra was one of our favorite shoes in a long time, so we were very excited about the release of the 4.5 as to what might’ve changed. To be honest, we were entirely underwhelmed and not because the 4.5 isn’t solid, more because it’s essentially the exact same shoe. Sure, very minor modifications have been made, but overall it’s almost identical even visually to its predecessor. Construction: ...

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Altra Kayenta MEns 2

Shoe Review: Altra Kayenta

The Altra Kayenta is like nothing we have really seen from Altra before. Visually it makes you think of the Torin, but really it’s in a new class by itself. Compared to what Altra has come forward with before in the low weight and high-performance category, this is a dramatic improvement. Packing 23mm of cushioning into a below six-ounce shoe is truly an accomplishment. Also as a bonus, this upper ...

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Altra Escalante Racer 2

Shoe Review: Altra Escalante Racer

The original Altra Escalante was one of our favorite updates to come out how Altra in a while. The addition of the EGO midsole immediately improved performance and the feel of that upper, no matter who we put it on, they just seemed to love it. The Escalante Racer is really just a scaled-down version of that show, lacking some of the trimmings. It does still have that awesome EGO ...

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Altra TIMP15 1

Shoe Review: Altra TIMP 1.5

What will go down as probably one of my favorite redesigns aesthetically came at the end of 2018, The Altra TIMP gets a huge update for its second iteration, 1.5. The original TIMP suffered from a couple issues including the fact it felt a little too close to the Olympus in their model lineup and didn't define itself enough across the category. Sure the lugs were a little thicker and ...

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Altra Superior4 2

Shoe Review: Altra Superior 4.0

This is one that everyone has been waiting for. A perennial favorite among trail runners, the all new Altra Superior 4. We are and have always been Altra fans and this stems from any number of things they do well whether it is their engagement with the trail running community or the thoughtfulness they put in to the actual shoe design. That being said, we are always wary of their ...

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Altra Olympus 3 2

Shoe Review: Altra Olympus 3.0

Altra continues to iterate on their lineup and it has never been more prevalent than with their recent updates to the Olympus platform with the 3.0. This super cushioned trail shoe which just screams ultra level distances has always been a fan favorite for those who prefer comfort over ground feel. With the 3.0, Altra is going all in and has made a ton of changes and also is doing ...

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Altra Escalante 1.5 2

Shoe Review: Altra Escalante 1.5

When Altra introduced the Escalante last year, it is safe to say everyone was a little skeptical. They were departing from their traditional mesh/overlay driven upper, they had swapped their entire midsole with this whole new thing called EGO... I mean, what were they thinking? Then everyone got their hands on it and minds were blown. The shoe was super light, responsive, and so comfortable. The question was, how were ...

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Altra Paradigm 4.0 2

Shoe Review: Altra Paradigm 4.0

In what might be a favorite Altra evolution to date, the Paradigm has been fully redesigned in this 4.0 version. The last version of the Paradigm felt lvery squishy and it feels like Altra really went back to the drawing board and came up with a shoe that combines some of the great features from all portions of the lineup. This includes features like the EGO mid from the Escalante ...

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