Altra Via Olympus 2

The Via Olympus 2 is the first update to Altra’s superstack shoe, the Via Olympus. The upper is a reliable workhorse, not flashy, but it gets the job done by its accommodating roomy Altra fit, along with a plush interior and a smooth finish, combined with good support. The midsole is a tall slab of Altra Ego foam, especially in the forefoot due in part to the zero drop, but adds even more extra comfort by using an EVA Strobel board and a generous polyurethane footbed. The outersole is spare, but with enough rubber for durability, without  additional weight. If Altra has been a part of your rotation, and you’d like a little bit more, give the Olympus 2 a try on and see if it’s what you’ve been missing.

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Testers: “Roomy but secure, with plenty of bounce. Zero drop, fits my foot well. Ticks the boxes for me.”

Updates the Via Olympus

Price: $165

Sizes: 7-12,13,14,15 Men, 5.5-12 Women

Weight: 10.3 oz. Men’s size 12, 7.7 oz. Women’s size 8.

Shape: Semi-curved

Construction: Strobel slip lasted, EVA Strobel Board

Recommended for: For high to low arched feet with neutral biomechanics, to very mild overpronation.