Description of Altra Olympus 1.5 Running Shoe - Black/Orange/Red
Altra's max-cushioned trail running shoe has a fresh look and durable upper mesh. Named after one of the most prominent peaks in the Wasatch Mountains, the Olympus 1.5 is designed to help you conquer any terrain. The flexible, max-cushioned Zero Drop™ platform and FootShape™ toe box combine to place your foot in a natural position for an efficient, stable and fast running experience. A-Bound™ cushioning acts as a spring to return energy into each step, while the EVA foam beneath it protects your feet from the rugged terrain.
The max cushioning, Altra's highest cushioning available, provides lightweight, max protection for any terrain – without disrupting form.
designed to improve: running form, toe splay, stability, traction, speed
Zero Drop™ platform with FootShape™ toe box
36mm stack height
dual layer EVA midsole with A-Bound™ top layer
trail specific sticky rubber outsole
5 mm contour footbed
quick-dry trail mesh upper
hook-and-loop Gaiter Trap™
FootShape™: Allows toes to relax and spread out naturally and the big toe to remain in a straight position for more comfort, speed and stability.
A-Bound™: Energy-return compound sits directly under the foot to reduce ground impact and add a spring to each step.
Zero Drop™: Places your heel and forefoot the same distance from the ground to encourage natural, low-impact running form throughout your run.
Gaiter Trap™: The hook-and-loop tap conveniently attaches running gaiters without straps below the outsole - preventing debris from building up beneath the shoe.
Sticky Rubber Outsole: This outsole pattern features raised lugs to improve traction in gnarly uphill and downhill terrain.