Altra Running Shoes - Run Night


Date:  Wed, 26th April 2017

Time:  6.00pm

Venue: The Running Shop, 193 George Street, Aberdeen

Come and join us for a run with Altra running and experience their Zero Drop platform shoes with foot-shaped toe box. Great chance to try out these unique shoes and learn about the theory behind them. Not to be missed.


    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.



    Years ago, Altra founder Golden Harper began melting off outsoles and removing the excess heel elevation from their traditional running shoes. It was ugly, but it worked! The term " ZERO DROP™" was coined to describe the level cushioning and perfect weight balance from heel to forefoot. This natural balance aligns the feet, back, and body posture for less impact. It also strengthens the Achilles and lower calf muscles that have been weakened over a lifetime of running on elevated heels.

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