Delivering high-mileage comfort and superior traction, the Altra Running Women's Olympus 5 is a consistent favorite among trail runners looking for a lightweight, cushioned ride or long-distance hikers wanting something softer underfoot and nimbler than a traditional hiking shoe.
As with all Altra offerings, the shoe has a FootShape toe box that differs greatly from the aggressive taper of traditional running shoes. This broader cut lets your big toe to remain in a straight position while allowing your other toes to spread naturally, reducing the risk for cramped toes, blisters, and other painful conditions that often plague runners. The shoe also utilizes Altra's Balanced Cushioning platform, where the height of the heel and the forefront are the same, to encourage a natural stride rather than elevating the heel or manipulating foot position. This is meant to promote better alignment and a more natural posture while on the move which in turn lessens impact.
The engineered mesh upper effectively balances breathability and durability. The shoe's luxurious Altra EGO MAX foam midsole delivers comfort for extended mileage while reducing fatigue. The midsole also features Altra's Innerflex technology to allow for flexibility and movement that keeps you connected to the trail underfoot. An integrated GaiterTrap allows for the easy attachment of Altra gaiters (sold separately).
Weighing roughly 1 pound, 4.4 ounces per pair, the shoe has a 33mm stack height. A premium Vibram MegaGrip rubber outsole ensures confident traction on varied surfaces.
Sold in pairs, the Altra Running Women's Olympus 5 trail running shoe is available in women's full and half sizes.