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Womens Altra Olympus Trail Running Shoe

Women's Altra Olympus

Item #ALT109
MSRP:$129.95
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Women's ALTRA® OLYMPUS :: Say "Goodbye" to tired, aching feet and "Hello" to a stronger stride and happier joints with the maximum cushioned Women's Altra® Olympus running shoe. Ideal for trail and road running, as well as ultra-marathons and fast-packing, the Olympus is specifically designed to reduce foot pain, bruising and fatigue while enhancing your safest, most natural strides. You'll enjoy less impact running in this shoe's Fully-Cushioned Zero Drop™ Platform and Dual Layer EVA-Bound™ cushioning in the midsole, while feeling totally connected to your natural foot motion thanks to the NRS™ Natural Ride System. Plus, you're sure to keep your footing no matter what tricky terrain you're traveling with the Olympus' Trail Specific Sticky Rubber with EVA. This shoe runs very short. Purchase 1/2 size larger than your regular running shoe size for a snug fit, and a full size larger for a relaxed fit. 9.9 Ounces

Category Type:

NEUTRAL+ [?]
If you have a high arch, are a high-mileage runner, or want the maximum amount of cushioning, Neutral+ is your shoe style. Enjoy a smooth ride with enhanced cushioning and reduced impact with improved shock absorption. If pronation is not a problem then choose Neutral+ shoes. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

Features & Benefits:

  • Fully-Cushioned Zero Drop Platform: Designed to reduce knee pain, forefoot pain, impact and fatigue
  • Foot-Shaped Toe Box: Allows your toes to splay naturally
  • Quick-Dry Trail Mesh upper: Provides comfort and allows the upper to dry quickly
  • Trail Specific Sticky Rubber outsole: Offers traction for the trail
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Womens Altra Olympus Trail Running Shoe
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (10)
  • Cushions impact (7)
  • Durable (5)
  • Arch support (4)
  • Good traction (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mixed terrain (6)
    • Road running (5)
    • All weather conditions (3)
    • Trail running (3)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        45% 

        (5 reviews)

        Feels true to size

         

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (11 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (7), Casual/ recreational (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    5.0

    Finally a shoe I love.

    By KonaMom

    from Scottsdale, AZ

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Weather Conditions
      • Mixed Terrain
      • With Orthotics/Inserts

      Comments about Womens Altra Olympus Trail Running Shoe:

      I am so pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoy this shoe. I was encouraged to try it by teammates and friends and I am glad I did. I feel like I finally found a shoe that I can wear over and over.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Low Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      The BEST!

      By Joni

      from Mission Viejo, CA

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Womens Altra Olympus Trail Running Shoe:

            I LOVE these shoes! Finally a shoe wide enough to fit my toes comfortably and cushioned enough for my long runs. I know a lot of people have fit issues with the Olympus... my daughter is one of them. She kept getting bigger and bigger sizes and still the shoes were too small. But for me, I ordered a half size larger than my normal running shoes and they are perfect. I'm speculating that it might have something to do with the shape of our feet. Her feet have a sharper slope from little toe to big toe. Mine are less sloped (more square-ish). My only complaint is that I would have expected a more aggressive tread on a trail shoe. Anyway, I LOVE these shoes and use them on street and hard pack trails. BTW, my daughter is very happy now in the Altra Intuition.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too small
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
             
            5.0

            My favorite shoe!

            By Iron Sue

            from Portland OR

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Durable
            • Good Arch Support
            • Good Traction
            • Rugged

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Weather Conditions
              • Mixed Terrain
              • Road Running
              • Trail Running
              • Walking
              • Work

              Comments about Womens Altra Olympus Trail Running Shoe:

              These are definitely my favorite shoe. I know they are trail shoes but I find myself putting them on for road runs as well! The cushioning is wonderful and the wide toebox is perfect for my bunions. They do run short so make sure to size up. When I run trails in them I have a confidence that I have never had before over rough terrain

              • Sizing:
              • Feels full size too small
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Love these shoes

              By TriLaura

              from Henderson NV

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mixed Terrain

                Comments about Womens Altra Olympus Trail Running Shoe:

                Really love how comfortable these shoes are and that the toe box is nice and wide. I bought this shoe a half size larger than my other shoes and they fit perfectly. I have used these on the trail and long road runs, and my feet felt very comfortable and the shock absorption allowed my calves to feel pretty good as well. The only minor drawback of the shoe is that the tongue does seem a bit short, I have not had it slip back at all though, so no issues, but I wonder with more wear, will the tongue become an issue.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels half size too small
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                new favorite shoe

                By See Jane Run

                from Beaumont, TX

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Good Arch Support
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running
                  • Work

                  Comments about Womens Altra Olympus Trail Running Shoe:

                  I bought these for running after seeing them at a race expo. I like the concept of having a wider forefoot to avoid the crowding of the toes. They also have incredible arch support. I not only love these for running, but also have been wearing them for work. I spend many hours on my feet and they give support exactly where I need them. They do run a bit short, so I ordered a full size over my regular shoe size- and half size bigger than my previous shoe.
                  This is the first time to feel compelled to write a review. These are my favorite new shoes!!

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels half size too small
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • High Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Happy Feet!

                  By Jazzy Runner

                  from Victorville, CA

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Durable
                  • Super Roomy Toe Box

                  Cons

                  • Runs small

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Womens Altra Olympus Trail Running Shoe:

                  I am completely sold on the Olympus. I have foot issues and have tried about 10 different shoes. I needed the extra roomy toe box for my bunion. These shoes have really helped! They do take a period of time to get used to if going from a traditional running shoe to these with a zero drop. After the break in period they are fantastic!

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels full size too small
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  My

                  By Runner Mommy B

                  from Santa Rosa, CA

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Durable
                  • Rugged

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Long Runs
                  • Mixed Terrain

                  Comments about Womens Altra Olympus Trail Running Shoe:

                  The only con I can think of is that it is a bit heavier than I am used to in a shoe. Especially for racing. For short races I still wear my Newtons, which have a low drop and a wide toe box. But really, the Altra is otherwise the perfect shoe. The fact of the matter is, it is as light as it can be considering all of the cushion.
                  For years I ran in the five finger shoes. I loved the zero drop and toe spread. But, even in the trail versions, most surfaces were punishing to run on. Then a broken toe (unrelated to running) made it impossible to fit my toes in the spots. When Altras came around I said, "FINALLY!" But I would switch over to the cushion-ie Hokas for long runs to save my legs- nice lower drop shoe but tiny toe box. Now they made my favorite shoe even better for the long runs by adding all of the cushion. I can REALLY have the best of ALL worlds? Toe spread, flat and true zero drop, AND cushion?? Thank you, Altra!!!!!
                  Every time I put them on, or just catch them in my eye in the mudroom, I think, "finally!!"
                  I'm wearing them for my next marathon.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Great cushioned shoe

                  By Sherfit

                  from Scottsdale, AZ

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Durable
                  • Good Arch Support
                  • Good Traction

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • All Weather Conditions
                  • Mixed Terrain
                  • Road Running
                  • Trail Running
                  • Walking

                  Comments about Womens Altra Olympus Trail Running Shoe:

                  The tongue is too short so when the laces are place in the last hole they have a hard time staying on the tongue. Once on the tongue, they do stay put for my entire run.
                  Very comfortable!

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels half size too small
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  2.0

                  Long wait...still too small

                  By AH

                  from Dallas TX

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Womens Altra Olympus Trail Running Shoe:

                        After waiting months for the 10's to arrive, they are still too short! The cushioning is great with a roomy toe box, but I just can't see sizing up to a 10.5 from my usual 9.0/9.5 in most RRS shoes.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels full size too small
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Average Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        relieved forefoot pain

                        By Happy runner

                        from Boston, MA

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Womens Altra Olympus Trail Running Shoe:

                            I had a metatarsal stress fracture. This shoe has worked wonders for eliminating forefoot tenderness and stress. I tried a couple of other kinds of shoes but still had problems. The combination of zero drop, max cushioning and foot shape worked magic for me. I love this shoe.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            2.0

                            Boy, these run small!

                            By AH

                            from Dallas TX

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Good Arch Support

                            Cons

                            • Run Short

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Womens Altra Olympus Trail Running Shoe:

                              These seem to have great cushioning, and are cute in clunky way. But they are VERY short. I usually wear a 9 or 9.5, but I'm going to have to try a 10 instead.

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels full size too small
                              • Width:
                              • Feels true to width
                              • Arch Type:
                              • High Arch
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              Very cushioned

                              By Alenna

                              from Columbia, MD

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Mixed Terrain
                                • Road Running
                                • Trail Running

                                Comments about Womens Altra Olympus Trail Running Shoe:

                                I've been looking for shoes to replace my old Cumulus 13s (which Asics ruined in "upgrades") and these are excellent. Very cushioned and natural feeling (neutral) shoes. They are supposed to be trail shoes but I find I'm wearing them on the road just as much the trail. They have a wide foot-shaped toe box, which looks sort of odd at first, but now I like them. The toes are also arched up a little, which rocks you forward when you walk and run. The only problem is the sizing is off - I had to get them in a half-size larger than other running shoes (full size larger than street shoes).

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels half size too small
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width
                                • Arch Type:
                                • Average Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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