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 are attributed to the less generous toe boxes of modern footwear. A wider toe box is used to target conditions such as bunions, neuromas, metatarsalgia, plantar fasciitis, but is also found to help maintain comfortable and efficient running for hours on end.
Lady runners are winning out with Altra, as they have developed their footwear to take into account the anatomical differences between men’s and women’s feet. Their unique Fit4Her technology has led to female-specific running shoes with a narrower heel and midfoot, a higher instep, a longer arch and unique metatarsal spacing.
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 like Altra 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 women’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 women’s Altra running shoes for all terrains. The Escalante will let you pound the pavements for miles, and if you need a bit of support the guide rails in the Paradigm will take care of you; for out on the trails the Lone Peak will give you fantastic grip but for more seriously muddy and technical terrain the King MT will keep you upright.
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.