Altra Releases all New Olympus 6

Altra, a leading innovator in zero-drop performance running shoes, introduces the Olympus 6, a zero-drop, high-cushion companion for trail enthusiasts seeking comfort and grip for all-day adventures. The Olympus 6 delivers a blend of cushioning, support, and traction to elevate all trail experiences.

At Altra, we understand the needs of the modern day trail runner, and the Olympus 6 embodies our commitment to providing the latest innovations in comfort and performance. The Olympus 6 is the perfect companion for those seeking to push their limits and mileage on the trails with plush compression and a trustworthy outsole that you can feel confident in.”

Altra Co-Founder, Brian Beckstead

Designed to meet the needs of avid trail runners, Altra’s Olympus 6 is engineered with a new durable and breathable mesh upper, ensuring optimal airflow to keep feet cool during hot and long sessions on the trail. The updated premium achilles pillow offers an elevated step-in feel for enhanced comfort and support.

Altra Olympus 6 Trail Running Shoe

The Olympus 6 is Altra’s plushest trail runner with improved durability so you can go all day. With cushion, grip, and the roomiest toe box on the market, you’ll get comfort and confidence.

Altra has kept the max-cushioned soft and responsive midsole foam design from the Olympus 5 and updated the mesh upper, with a design to enhance breathability for long days on the trail. Also added in the Olympus 6 is a premium Achilles pillow, designed for a comfortable step-in feel.

Altra Olympus 6 Trail Running Shoe

Altra’s shoes have an extra-wide toe box, giving more room for your toes. This allows you to move naturally and confidently with every foot strike.

Altra Olympus 6 Trail Running Shoe

The Olympus 6 utilizes Vibram Megagrip, a high-performance sticky rubber outsole that offers grip on wet and dry surfaces, allowing optimal ground adaptability on dirt and rocks.

Olympus 6 Hike

In addition to the new Altra Olympus 6 trail running shoe, Altra is releasing two additional models for their hike collection.

The first is the Olympus 6 Hike Low GTX, a hiking shoe perfect for most people. Features include a waterproof GORE-TEX membrane upper, which is guaranteed by GORE-TEX to protect feet from the elements. This shoe is for thru-hikers, weekend warriors, and outdoor lovers who don’t need or what a tall boot covering their ankles.

The second is the Olympus 6 Hike Mid GTX, perfect for those looking for a premium hiker with GORE-TEX, ankle support, and a secure, lightweight fit that can handle all conditions. The tech-digging hiker who wants the latest and greatest in their hiking boots is focused on performance, stability, comfort, and grip.

Altra’s new Olympus 6 is available for both men (12.2 oz) and women (10.2 oz) in five different colorways. It can be purchased online or at select retailers. The MSRP is $175. For more information, visit

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