If you want a natural ride with maximum cushion, the Altra Via Olympus 2 is the perfect shoe for you. Built on Altra’s Original FootShape Fit for maximum toe splay and balanced cushioning that places your foot in a natural posture, this shoe delivers an effortless feel. 33 mm of EGO Max cushioning underneath the foot keeps you protected from all the unnatural concrete and asphalt surfaces we run on every day.
WHY PACERS CARRIES THESE SHOES:
While just about every runner is looking for more cushion these days, many of the max cushioned shoes out there are soft, squishy, and, ultimately, not that fun to run in aside from pure recovery runs.
The Altra Via Olympus 2 enters the max cushion category with a more responsive EGO Max foam that adds just a bit more zip than you’ll find in other similarly cushioned shoes. The shoe’s zero-drop and rocker geometry combine perfectly to glide you naturally through your stride so your easy runs actually feel easy.
The updated Via Olympus 2 brings a plusher feel to Altra’s most cushioned shoe.
A new compound of EGO Max foam delivers softer landings while retaining the responsive toe-offs of the previous version.
A new Ortholite X55 sockliner adds a soft step-in feel for instant comfort.
Lastly, a molded heel collar provides a more locked in and comfortable fit to secure your foot mile after mile.
WHO THESE SHOES ARE FOR:
- Runners of all abilities looking for a max cushioned neutral shoe for running at easy paces.
- Walkers of all abilities.
- Runners and walkers with wide feet.
- People who stand on their feet all day for work.
WHAT’S IN THESE SHOES:
EGO Max – Light and soft foam with extra bounce at faster paces.
FootShape – Built on Altra’s widest Original FootShape for natural toe splay
Balanced Cushioning – Positions the heel and forefoot in a natural position for a smooth ride.
Rocker Shape – Midsole geometry guides the foot for smooth heel-to-toe transitions.
- High-Abrasion Rubber – Outsole rubber provides excellent traction and durability.
HOW THEY FIT:
- SIZE: True to size
HEEL: Locked in (plush heel collar and tongue softly lock in the heel)
MIDFOOT: Moderate (engineered mesh and gusseted tongue hug the foot for a supportive fit)
- FOREFOOT: Roomy (Altra’s Original FootShape Fit provides plenty of room for wider feet)
HOW THEY COMPARE TO OTHER SHOES:
CUSHION: The Altra Via Olympus 2 has a very high level of responsive cushioning, for a less cushioned running shoe, we recommend the Altra Torin 7.
PRONATION: The Altra Via Olympus 2 doesn’t contain any features to correct overpronation. For a more stable shoe, we recommend the Altra Paradigm 7.
SPEED: The Altra Via Olympus 2 is too heavy and cushioned to feel comfortable at faster paces. For workouts and races, we recommend the Altra Vanish Tempo and the Altra Vanish Carbon.
- OTHER BRANDS: Shoes from other brands similar to the Altra Via Olympus 2 are the Hoka Bondi 8, New Balance Fresh Foam X More v4, and Brooks Ghost Max.
Weight: Women’s 9.6 oz.| Men’s 11.4 oz.
- Offset: Women’s 0 mm | Men’s 0 mm