Altra Running

Altra Running returns to #RunChat!

This week’s #RunChat - 10 p.m. ET Sunday, Nov. 18 - welcomes back our longtime sponsor with Altra Running!

Altra’s zero drop shoes have been wildly popular with our community over the years and at this week’s chat we’re excited to show off one of their newest trail shoes - the Timp 1.5.

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This shoe features

  • New mesh uppers that flex directionally to help you run over rocks and roots

  • Improved asymmetrical lacing pattern

  • 4-point GaiterTrap™ hook-and-loop tabs provide attachment points for gaiters to create a against trail debris

As part of this week’s #RunChat, you could win a pair of Timp 1.5! All you need to do is tell us in a tweet why you’d like to try this out or where you’d wear them.

Fill out the tweet below, filling in the blank, by 9:55 p.m. ET Sunday, Nov. 18, and answer at least one question during the chat to be eligible to win:

I want a pair of @AltraRunning Timp 1.5 because _____. #RunChat

The tweet can vary from above, but it MUST include a tag to Altra’s Twitter handle, a link to this post and the #RunChat tag.

Please only one entry per Twitter user. Retweets and favoriting of tweets do no increase your chances of winning.

One winner will be selected at random and announced in the final few minutes of the #RunChat.

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Check out 2 new shoes from Altra!

This week's #RunChat - 8 p.m. ET Sunday, March 25 - welcomes back longtime sponsor Altra, who is here to show off two new shoes.

If you participated in our Scavenger Hunt, #RunChatHunt, at the end of 2017, you've heard of one of these shoes - the Duo. 

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The Duo pairs a max cushion height — 31mm — with a low weight of 7.9 ounces.

On Altra's website, the Duo is described as: the perfect combination of maximum cushion and minimal weight. The blown rubber outsole, injection molded midsole and super thin mesh upper all work together to create a super fast, cushy, lightweight racing shoe. The Duo is the perfect example of Speed to the Max.

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The Duo is intended for the long-distance runner.

Altra's other new show is the Vanish-R. The Vanish-R's stack height is 14 mm and also has a low weight of 7.9 ounces. 

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On Altra's website,  the Vanish-R is described as: With a glove-like fit in the crazy light upper, a Propel Plate underfoot to increase energy return in every push-off, and a durable laminated rubber outsole, this Footshape Flyer is made for speed. 

The Vanish-R is geared for shorter runs and races. 

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Want one of these pairs of shoes?!? Retweet the tweet at the top of this post (and below) by 7:45 p.m. ET AND answer at least one question to be entered. We will be giving away one pair of the Duo and the Vanish-R. 

Two winners will be selected at random and answered in the final 5 minutes of Sunday's #RunChat. 

Check out Altra's Everyday shoes!



This week's #RunChat (8 p.m. ET Sunday, Feb. 11) welcomes back our longtime friends with Altra Running ... but for a little while this weekend we're going to talk about what shoes you wear when you're NOT running! 

That's because Altra is showcasing its "Everyday" line of shoes -- yes, that's right! Shoes that are actually comfortable while you're at work or a wedding or you just want to have a cool, casual look! 

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Don't forget ... Sunday's #RunChat kicks off at 8 p.m. ET Sunday, Feb. 11! Click here to visit Altra's website to check out more Everyday shoes! 


Altra brings a special guest to #RunChat

This week's #RunChat - 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19 - welcomes back our longtime friends at Altra Running! And as part of this week's chat, you'll have a chance to get your cross-training and off-season running questions answered by special guest Jeff Browning! 

Jeff Browning

Jeff is a running coach, a family man and has a wide variety of experience with cross training, ranging from crossfit to skiing to rock climbing. 

Jeff's recent running highlights include finishing in 4th place at Western States, winner of the Bear 100, winner of Coyote Cohorts Backbone Trail Ultra, and 20th at UTMB.

He has has a record time for "The Double," which is a back to back Western States 100 and Hardrock 100 (he was 4th and 3rd at these races respectively), he's gone top 5 at Run Rabbit Run multiple times, he's won HURT 100, Zion 100, Grindstone 100, ... the list truly goes on!

During Sunday's #RunChat, you can ask Jeff questions directly about cross training, winter running and more. He'll be behind the @AltraRunning account from 10 to 11 p.m. ET. 

We'll also have a chance for you to win a pair of Altra's HIIT-XT! Simply retweet the tweet above by 9:45 p.m. ET Sunday, Nov. 19 AND answer at least one question during the chat to be entered. One will will be selected at random and announced in the final five minutes of #RunChat

Jeff Browning - Altra Running