Altra Launches New Cross-Training Shoe

Altra, a leading innovator in the performance footwear category, today debuts a new approach to cross-training with the launch of the Solstice XT 2, revamping the brand’s ‘gym and training’ category. The Altra Solstice XT 2 is designed to deliver performance and versatility for every workout

Altra Solstice XT 2 Gym Shoe

The Altra Solstice XT 2 is an updated lightweight cross-trainer ready for all-day action. Building on the comfort and style of the brand’s original Solstice and Solstice XT gym shoe models, the new Solstice XT 2 offers a firmer caged upper to promote toe protection and provide a secure feel. Like all Altra shoes, the Solstice XT 2 features a Balanced Cushioning™ platform to position the heel and forefoot at an equal distance from the ground, along with the brand’s signature FootShape™ toe box, allowing toes to spread naturally for maximum stability and power.

We’re excited to introduce this new addition to our lineup, providing a better-than-ever gym and training shoe option for our consumers, while knowing that strength training is increasingly important to runners. With new premium technical features and ultimate versatility, the Solstice XT 2 enables consumers to level up their training routine, and elevate their everyday.

Shanna Burnette, Community and Partnerships Manager at Altra

Designed for in-the-gym weightlifting and plyometric movements, the Solstice XT 2 is a do-it-all cross-trainer that is also ready to get out on the road, so athletes can comfortably combine their gym workouts with shorter runs. Modeled with both flexibility and stability in mind, it offers a new and dynamic approach to workouts, providing support for both linear and lateral movements. Combining the technical aspects of a performance shoe with ‘athleisure’ appeal, the Solstice XT 2 is a must-have for athletes seeking an all-encompassing strength and agility shoe that is ready for whatever the workout brings.

The Solstice XT 2 is available now in sleek black and white colorways at, in men’s sizes 7 to 15 and women’s sizes 5.5 to 12, with a suggested retail price of $120.



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