Altra Olympus 6 review

Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen on Sep 1, 2022

Expected release date: Jul 2023

Expected price: $180

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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 6 have been awarded:

Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.