May 7, 2019

Ask any self respecting runner what their favourite post-run refreshment is and 9 times out of 10 their answer will include a crisp ice-cold beer on their list of post-run refreshments. It's this love for beer that got us thinking of a way that we could celebrate this,...

February 4, 2019

Altra South Africa would like to welcome the following new athletes to our Elite and Ambassador teams. These individuals live the #ZeroLimits lifestyle and we are looking forward to working with them in 2019. 

We sat down and asked our new Elites some questions, give th...

December 14, 2018

Altra has a name for cushioned, zero-drop shoes that feel great over long distances, but now they have a product with a different intention. A low stack height, lightweight mudslinger with a ridiculously grippy Vibram MegaGrip outsole.

Design

Altra already had the trail...

December 10, 2018

How do you even start to describe a weekend that is and was beyond your wildest dream?

The Otter was an experience I am going to struggle to ever adequately describe. It was more than just the race. It was the quick but lovely stop in PE, registration and the ‘fan-girli...

November 8, 2018

The first I saw of Altra in SA was on Facebook when a review by Andrew Hagen popped up in my newsfeed in 2014. I found it a funny looking shoe with the wide toe box and a much more foot-shaped profile compared to what I was running in back then.  Little did I know just...

October 22, 2018

The inaugural Hex Skyrun popped on to our busy trail running calendar a few months ago. Sounded tough, fun and a little edgy with impressive prize dosh mentioned. Altra and Ultimate Direction were the brands backing it, along with cape based RUN Store. All pretty attra...

October 22, 2018

This past weekend around 100 brave men and women took on the infamous Matroosberg Peak at the inaugural HEX SkyRun. At 2249m ASL it is the 2nd highest peak in the Western Cape, featuring some of the most technical and rocky terrain imaginable. 

Here are the results for...

October 17, 2018

There is no ‘perfect’ running shoe. There is also no good research to prove that a specific shoe will make every runner go faster, or keep most runners injury free. A list of the characteristics of my ideal running shoe is therefore based on my opinion…even though it i...

October 16, 2018

Altra is a running shoe brand that has been growing in leaps and bounds in the nine years it has been in existence. Before that, co-founder Golden Harper was in the habit of deconstructing shoes to remove the bits that interfere with a natural running stride. 

Fitting i...

August 30, 2017

My name is Petrus and I am a creature of habit. There, I’ve said it. My “habit of choice” for the last year or so has been my Altra Superior 2.0s. Quite simply, they have been the best shoes I have run in. Ever. Bar none. Not only have they helped me knock more than tw...

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