Built for Adventure, Designed for Performance: Altra Trail Shoes

All About Altra Trail Shoes

FootMotion proudly presents a fantastic running powerhouse Brand, Altra!

Altra is a footwear brand that is known for its innovative designs and commitment to natural foot positioning. Altra shoes are distinguished by their wide toe box and zero-drop platform, which allow for a more natural and comfortable fit. The brand offers a range of shoes for running, hiking, and everyday wear, and is popular among athletes and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

Altra's dedication to sustainability and ethical production practices has also made it a favourite among environmentally conscious consumers. Whether you're looking for a high-performance running shoe or a comfortable everyday sneaker, Altra has something to offer for everyone.


Altra applies the innovative FootShape™ technology in its meticulously crafted shoes to accommodate a range of foot shapes, ensuring a natural and comfortable running experience. These shoes feature a spacious, foot-shaped design that prioritises comfort and freedom of movement in the toe box. Ideal for athletes of all levels, Altra's advanced technology guarantees both confidence and comfort, enabling users to excel in any terrain, be it a track, trail, road, or gym. Altra's footwear is designed to help you effortlessly achieve your goals.

The Olympus 5 Shoe

The Altra Olympus 5 shoes are a top-of-the-line trail running shoe that offers exceptional comfort, stability, and protection. The shoes are designed with Altra's zero-drop platform and a wide toe box to provide a more natural foot positioning and improved stability on uneven terrain.

The Olympus 5 features a highly durable and aggressive Vibram outsole with deep lugs for superior traction on any trail surface. The upper is made with a breathable and flexible mesh material that adapts to the foot, while reinforced overlays add support and durability.

The EGO midsole delivers exceptional cushioning and energy return, making these shoes ideal for longer distances and challenging terrain. With its combination of comfort, stability, and durability, the Altra Olympus 5 is an excellent choice for serious trail runners who demand the best performance from their footwear.


The Via Olympus Shoe

The Altra Via Olympus shoes are a highly popular and versatile footwear option for outdoor enthusiasts and runners alike. These shoes are designed with Altra's signature zero-drop platform and wide toe box for a more natural foot positioning and improved comfort.

The Via Olympus features a thick and durable outsole with deep lugs for exceptional grip and traction on even the most challenging terrain. The upper is made with a breathable mesh material and reinforced with overlays for added support and durability.

The cushioned midsole provides ample shock absorption and protection, making these shoes ideal for long-distance running, hiking, and other high-impact activities. Overall, the Altra Via Olympus shoes are a reliable and comfortable choice for anyone seeking a high-performance shoe that can handle any outdoor adventure. 


Wear-Test Review

We gifted a pair of Olympus 5 trail shoes for our Bundaberg Store Manager to try out. Hear what Mel has to say about her pair:

Melody Scott
FootMotion Bundaberg Store Manager
"Altra’s Olympus is a trail runner that sits firmly in the Altra tradition of a zero-drop, cushioned running shoe with that iconic square toe box. I put the latest model, the Olympus 5, through its paces to see what all the hype is about.

Not doing anything by halves, I headed straight to the trails for a 3-hour run. Admittedly, both the first feel and first few km’s felt quite different to my usual trail shoe (Hoka Speedgoat 5) with a lot more room around the toes and a different landing feel. However, once I got into my rhythm and was having good chats with my run buddy, I completely forgot I had new shoes on!

My local trail is hilly with a gravel and sometimes muddy base. Despite the challenges of the terrain, I felt very secure underfoot and had no issues with slipping. Partway through the run there was a creek crossing and I’m happy to report that, once crossed, the shoes drained and dried out quite quickly! No sloshing here.

Overall, for wearing a brand-new shoe for a 3-hour trail run, I was pleasantly surprised. I had no issues going to the zero drop (feet and legs both happy!) and I love the wide toe box and built in gaiter Velcro tab. With all said and done I’m happily adding the Olympus 5 to my trial shoe rotation."

So, Why You Should Try Altra?

Trail runners should consider trying out the Altra Olympus 5 and Altra Via Olympus shoes for several reasons:

  1. Both models feature Altra's signature zero-drop platform and wide toe box, which promote a more natural foot positioning and can help improve balance, stability, and overall foot health.
  2. Both shoes offer exceptional grip and traction on challenging terrain, thanks to their durable outsoles with deep lugs. This feature is particularly important for trail running, where surfaces can be uneven, slippery, and unpredictable.
  3. They provide ample cushioning and protection to help reduce the risk of injury and fatigue during longer runs or hikes. The EGO midsole of the Olympus 5, in particular, delivers exceptional energy return and responsiveness, making it an ideal choice for high-performance trail running.
  4. Both models are designed with durability and longevity in mind, meaning they can withstand the wear and tear of frequent trail use. This makes them a smart investment for serious trail runners who demand reliable and high-quality footwear.

Overall, the Olympus 5 and Via Olympus shoes are excellent choices for trail runners who prioritise comfort, stability, and performance on any terrain. Gear up for your next adventure in a pair of Altra!