Altra

Altra

Altra running stands for running shoes that are different. Founders Golden Harper and Brian Beckstead aimed to produce running shoes with which we could run free from pain. Golden Harper grew up in the running shoe store of his family and already was a keen runner as a child. He heard about the problems many runners had as they complained of pain and injuries. So he tried to find out the causes of running injuries and analysed videos of running techniques. He came to the conclusion that traditional running shoes with higher heels led to a poor posture and that runner's toes are constricted due to tight running shoes.

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On this basis, Golden Harper developed the so-called ZeroDrop technology in 2009: heel and forefoot are positioned an equal distance from the ground. This technology promotes optimal alignment as the foot is in its natural position and it also benefits better form. In contrast to other running shoes, 'every Altra shoe is built on a ZeroDrop platform' which also encourages a low-impact landing.

Harper also realised another problem: most running shoes have a narrow toe box which squeezes the toes in an unnatural position. This results in a malalignment of the foot that can be associated with intense pain. That is why Altra running shoes have a so-called FootShape toe box, which allows your toes to spread out naturally. The big toe remains in a straight position which results in a more powerful toe-off and improved stability.

Altra running shoes offer freedom of movement for your feet and yet have a cushioning midsole to protect your feet from impact. And also women get their money's worth: Altra was the first producer of running shoes to develop a line of female specific running shoes. Numerous awards reflect the enthusiasm for Altra running shoes, which help you enjoy your run on or off the road. Have a look for Altra running shoes at the Schuhdealer online shop and have them delivered home.

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