Altra’s distinctive foot-shaped shoe is designed to promote happy, healthy feet with its wide toe box for better comfort, balance and running efficiency.
Research shows that the majority of foot problems and many injuries could be attributed to the less generous toe boxes of modern footwear. A wide toe box is used to target conditions such as bunions, neuromas, metatarsalgia, plantar fasciitis, but it has also been found to help maintain comfortable and efficient running for hours on end.
The Footshape Toe Box is intended to:
- Place the foot in its proper natural position
- Allow the toes to relax and spread without constraint
- Maximise the shock absorption and deliver a powerful toe-off
- Allow the foot to naturally stabilise
The Balanced Cushioning eliminates the high-impact landing without taking away the comfort and support of a traditional shoe.
It is suggested that you need to transition into shoes with a zero-drop platform over a matter of weeks. After wearing running shoes with elevated heels your Achilles and lower calf muscles need time to adapt. Introduce men’s Altra running shoes into your runs slowly, starting gently and building up to longer and harder runs after a few weeks.
Up & Running stocks a great range of men’s Altra running shoes for the roads, trails and fells. From the road-loving Escalante and Paradigm, to the very capable on-the-trails Lone Peak, and for fantastic grip and durability for that seriously muddy trail the King MT will have you covered.
Up & Running stocks a comprehensive range of men’s and women’s running shoes from Altra, and other leading brands such as Mizuno, Asics, Brooks, Hoka One One, ON, Saucony and New Balance. Browse our shop or visit us at one of Up & Running’s stores throughout the UK.