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Advice for Road Runners: If you're looking for dark maximally cushioned running shoes, the Altra Men's Via Olympus in the Black colourway is a great choice. We're fans of the triple black edition of Altra's most cushioned model.Read full description
Advice for Road Runners: If you're looking for dark maximally cushioned running shoes, the Altra Men's Via Olympus in the Black colourway is a great choice. We're fans of the triple black edition of Altra's most cushioned model.
The Altra Via Olympus features EGO MAX cushioning. This is Altra's most cushioned midsole foam. While you'll feel very protected by the thick midsole, there's a slight firmness to the foam. This compliments the rocker shaped midsole and aids forward momentum.
Altra's Balanced Cushioning means there's no difference in height between the heel and forefoot. This creates a stable underfoot feel.
The upper of the Altra Via Olympus features an Original FootShape Fit. While all Altra running shoes are shaped to the natural shape of feet, the Original FootShape Fit is the most spacious and widest. This means the Via Olympus offers lots of space in the toe box for your feet to splay. This is great for runners with broad feet, bunions or Morton's Neuroma.
An engineered mesh upper feels breathable and supportive.
We recommend the Altra Men's Via Olympus for slower to steady paced runs. That's because the thick rocker shaped midsole helps reduce the workload on your lower leg area. We think this is particularly helpful on the days when you're feeling tired. It's one of the best Altra road running shoes for long distance runs.
The rocker shaped midsole and wide toe box also makes the Altra Via Olympus a great option for anyone with foot problems. Such as plantar fasciitis, bunion pain and Morton's Neuroma. We think the all black colourway looks great for running and daily wear.
Shoe size is a personal preference and everyone's feet are different, but we want to ensure you avoid any pain or discomfort from bruised toenails, rubbing, blistering or pins and needles.
Your running shoes should have enough width to allow you to spread your toes and should have some space at the front (we recommend having a half to one thumb's width of space from the end of your longest toe to the front of your running shoes).
This usually means that your running shoe will be at least a half size bigger than your regular shoe size though this can vary from brand to brand.