If you’re a fan of zero drop running shoes, then there is a good chance you are a fan of Altra Running. One of the few brands that specializes in minimalist, low stack, 0 drop road and trail running shoes. But for big miles, there is no question that added cushioning helps. And Altra has answered the calls, introducing the Altra Mont Blanc. Offering a 30mm stack of cushion build for spending all day/night on the trails. Something unique for the brand that has some die-hards split on whether they love or hate them. Below is a quick overview, with in depth review to come
Introducing the Altra Mont Blanc – Trail Running Shoe
Mens Link: Click Here
REI Men’s Link: Click Here
Women’s Link: Click Here
Men’s Weight: 9.9 oz/ 280 g
Women’s Weight: 6.9 oz / 197 g
Color Options: Blue (M), Coral (M & W), and Teal (W)
Atlra Mont Blanc Features
- Vibrum outer soul, to reduce weight and thickness.
- Altra Ego Max foam midsole designed for impact and to provide a slight bounce.
- The shoe features a 30mm stack. Much higher than their other models.
- Atra’s “Balanced Cushioning” to maintain the 0 drop with the higher stack.
- The brand said the shoe is inspired by the Mont Blanc and the Alps.
One of the biggest complaints people have when first trying Altra Running shoes is that they lack the padding cushioning that has become a standard in most other brands. While the Atlra diehards swear by the minimalistic design and zero drop. And with the release of the Mont Blanc, it’s clear that Altra is out to win over both slides. And provide a zero drop option for runners looking for a cushion that will last all day. Now the only question is, how will they perform?
Once I have a chance to run in the Altra Mont Blancs I’ll update this page. And if you get a chance to test them out before me, please let us know what your thoughts in the comments below.