Who should buy the Altra One 2.5

Definitely get an Altra One 2.5 if: 

  • You need a running shoe for neutral pronation
  • You want an affordable tempo or speed running shoe

Altra One 2.5 upper

Updates on the Altra One 2.5

  • Redesigned upper for a more comfortable ride
  • Breathable quick-drying materials to keep the foot cool and dry
  • Improved fit
  • Added shoe color varieties

Altra One 2.5 front

Altra’s FootPod Technology

The outsole utilizes the FootPod Technology that maps out the foot’s bones and tendons for the foot to flex naturally. With maximum flexibility, runners will also enjoy a responsive ride.

Altra One 2.5 footpod tech

Blown carbon rubber outsole

Found in the outsole as well is the blown carbon rubber, which is also used in the Altra One v3. Aside from enhancing the overall traction of the shoe, it delivers a flexible and responsive ride.

Altra’s A-Bound Technology

The midsole utilizes the Dual Layer EVA that offers enough cushioning. This works hand-in-hand with Altra’s A-Bound Technology that provides efficient energy return and ample underfoot cushioning. It reduces ground impact and provides a springy feel to each step. 

Altra One 2.5 ZInnerFlex Technology midsole

 InnerFlex Technology

The shoe uses the brand’s InnerFlex Technology, allowing the foot to move freely and flex to where it wants to. This increases the runners’ speed for much better running performance. 

Altra One 2.5 Innerflex tech side profile

One 2.5 Natural Ride System Technology

Altra uses its Natural Ride System Technology to promote natural foot movement by allowing the foot mechanisms to work naturally. Natural foot movement is attainable due to the 0 mm heel drop, deep longitudinal grooves and metatarsal pads. 

Altra One 2.5 midsole mid

Altra shoes Natural Foot Design 

Optimal running comfort was achieved through the Natural Foot Design found in all Altra shoes. This technology follows the natural shape of the foot, allowing the foot to relax and spread naturally. Aside from the comfort it gives, it adds stability and speed.

Breathable lightweight upper

The upper of the Altra One 2.5 was updated. One of the updates is the use of the Quick-Dry Air Mesh that is very lightweight. It is highly breathable, keeping the foot cool and dry. It also has the capacity to wick water away. 

Altra One 2.5 breathable

Improved fit and feel

Asymmetrical Lacing design follows the natural shape of the foot. The lacing design offers an improved fit and feel. The shoe also uses a 5-mm removable insole. The contour footbeds were engineered to help runners who need traditional support.

Altra One 2.5 lacing

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 179g / Women 147g
Drop: 0mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 23mm
Heel height: 23mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation

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Author
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.