Who should buy the Altra Solstice XT 2

This trainer is going to be great for the following:

  • fitness enthusiasts who are wide-footers
  • gym-goers who do light to moderate workouts

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Who should NOT buy this trainer for Altra

The Solstice XT2 is not going to be for those with narrow feet. They are better off with the Nike Metcon 7 and other shoes that are known to fit really close to the skin.

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This gym shoe is also not going to serve well those who lift heavy. They are better off with the Altra HIIT XT 2.

Those who have intentions of using their trainers for walking and/or running outdoors should just consider getting the Altra Rivera and other runners from Altra.

Feeling the ground won't be a problem with the Solstice XT 2

This training shoe has a low-to-the-ground structure and is really stable; hence, ground feedback is effortlessly pronounced. This makes maneuvering a lot easier to do. This level of responsiveness also makes this shoe a safe option for light to moderate weightlifting, an activity that requires ample amounts of firmness and stability.

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Balanced midsole. Yes, you'll get it!

Aside from providing a lot of responsiveness, the midsole tooling also delivers impact protection and some energy return. This makes the shoe a good pick for short runs.

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Grooved outsole allows foot to naturally flex

The outsole surely does not feel clunky because it is light and has grooves. These grooves are placed strategically in areas where the sole is expected to flex and fold to accommodate the natural movement and orientation of the foot. Of course, the modified herringbone pattern that covers a large part of the sole ensures dependable grip on smooth indoor floors.

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The last is created to have a little more width, so it's easy for this trainer to accommodate wearers with wider feet. The shape is said to take after the natural form of the foot, and the foot does not feel contricted when in this.

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This trainer is light, breathable, and supportive

The Altra Solstice XT 2 delivers all the goods without packing on so much weight. It also does not compromise on ventilation. It is truly comfortable when you wear this, so this shoe can also be used for other purposes aside from gym workouts. Because of the comfort that it delivers, it can definitely be your everyday in-office work shoe!

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It is important to take note here that the upper is topped with cage-like structures on both the medial and lateral side. This add-on makes sure that the foot is kept in its place during aggressive movements.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 10oz
Drop: 0mm
Use: Jumping rope, Weightlifting, Workout / Gym / Cross-training
Heel height: 23mm
Forefoot height: 23mm
Width: Normal
Release date: Jan 2022

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Author
Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick combines 10+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry and a background in the sciences in his role as the Fitness Research Director. During his competitive powerlifting years his PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Bodybuilding.com, LiveStrong, Healthline, WebMD, WashingtonPost, and many more. Along the way, collaborating with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.