What began as experimental shoe alterations has transformed into the only shoe company to provide a cushioned Zero Drop platform and FootShape toe box. This innovative combo promotes low-impact technique and allows your feet to remain in a natural, relaxed position across every terrain.
Traditional running shoes feature pointy toe boxes that squeeze the toes out of their natural position "increasing risk of bunions, hammertoes, and plantar fasciitis. Altra's FOOTSHAPE TOE BOX allows the toes to relax and spread out naturally and the big toe to remain in a straight position. This enhances stability and creates a powerful toe-off to maximize running performance. We wish we could call it some scientific breakthrough, but we're simply giving your foot the working space it needs.