Altra Wins 'Best In Show'

07/28/2017 - 13:12

Salt Lake City, UT — Gear Junkie gave its “Best In Show” award to Altra’s newest road shoe, the Duo, at Salt Lake City’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. The new Altra Duo perfectly pairs a max cushion height—31mm—with an incredibly low weight of 7.9 ounces.

To keep this shoe as light as possible, the upper is made from a thin, breathable reinforced material ideal for breathability and draining water. A new pillow tongue made of Nubuck suede prevents “lace bite” on the instep, for a secure, but comfortable, fit.

A rubber outsole with a foam midsole keeps the Duo’s base light, yet durable and flexible. With Altra’s signature FootShape™ toe box and Zero Drop™ platform, the Duo’s cushy but light fit is perfect for two different consumers. Runners will love the combination for ultras, marathons and long run training. Those who work long hours on their feet, such as medical professionals, will also appreciate the impressive cushioning that doesn’t feel like added weight on the feet. Color options for men are blue/yellow, black/red and black/orange and color options for women are blue/yellow, black/pink and purple/orange.

MSRP for the Altra Duo is $130 and will be available in January 2018, exclusively at Fleet Feet Sports.

About Altra

While working at a running store, Altra Founder Golden Harper was frustrated that modern running shoe technology caused poor running form and had not decreased running injuries. His passion to create a shoe that followed the science produced Altra’s FootShape™ toe box and Zero Drop™ platform. Since its founding in 2011, Harper and co-founder Brian Beckstead have grown Altra from one to 25 shoe styles, winning multiple Editor’s Choice awards and distribution in more than 60 countries. Join the conversation @AltraRunning and #ZeroLimits on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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