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. 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
 
3.8

(based on 6 reviews)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (5)
  • Cushions impact (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mixed terrain (3)
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (5 reviews)

        Feels too wide

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

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    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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