Altra Olympus 5.0 review

Sean Kiffe
Sean Kiffe on Jan 27, 2022

Expected release date: Sep 2022

Expected price: $170

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Sporting an extremely beefy exterior, the Olympus collection from Altra not only cushions the foot comfortably but also shields it from the gnarly terrains. To achieve trail-ready performance, it also incorporates Altra's core technologies:

  • foot-shaped toe box
  • TrailClaw - Found in the forefoot area of the outsole are "claw-like" lugs that are integral in downhill traction. Complementing this tread pattern is the Sticky Rubber implemented in the midfoot area for uphill climbs.
  • Balanced Cushioning - Altra's zero-drop design

If you're new to trail running, here is a buying guide on trail running shoes. Here, you'll understand and find out the essentials that should be present in your pair of trail runners. 

Previous versions of Altra Olympus 5.0 have been awarded:

Sean Kiffe
Sean Kiffe

My name is Sean Kiffe. I live with my wife and three daughters in Missoula, MT where I teach middle school science. I am primarily a trail runner but also dabble in road events occasionally. Currently, I am working my way into ultra distances and will be doing my first 50K and 100K trail races this season.