WHAT DOES TRANSITION TO ALTRA MEANS?

Transitioning to any new shoe should be taken carefully as each brand/model has their own peculiar features. That’s why is important to do so in the most comfortable way possible. Furthermore, Altra offers a Balanced Cushioning platform that puts your heel and toes on the same level in order to help you move naturally. All shoes should be worked their way into. And transitioning to Altra is no different.

WHAT CAN MAKE MY TRANSITION SMOOTH AND QUICK?

When transitioning to a new running shoe it is key to work your way into it and select the right pair. When transitioning into Altra make sure to keep the same amount of support and cushion as you had before. Use our Shoe Finder to help you with that. Just like any other shoe, there will be some tightness in the calves area between the first two days or two weeks. The body is just adapting to the newness of the natural footwear Altra offers. We suggest you to wear your new Altra every other day, alternating the older pair for the first few days to help you minimize any type of tightness. Like any other shoe experience, it is important to stretch and recover properly after runs/walks. Keeping the practices mentioned above will make the transition seamless and no different to any other new shoe experience.

I PUT ON MY FIRST PAIR OF ALTRA, HOW SHOULD THEY FIT?

Did you just put on your first pair? Isn’t it an amazing freedom feeling? Altra shoes are Footshaped. They are designed to allow your feet to splay naturally within the shoe. This donates incredible comfort, miles of blisters-free running and a stronger natural foot. Your Altra shoes should feel snug in the midfoot and heel and allow more room for toes. This leads to the possibility of the shoe feeling roomy at first. Once your foot adapt to this freedom, you’ll become a loyal Altra costumer.

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