Altra Rivera Running Shoes
The Altra Rivera Running Shoe is your go-to daily performance trainer with ultimate breathability and flexibility.
Engineered Mesh Upper
The Altra Rivera Running Shoe features a mesh upper that encases each foot in breathable comfort. The mesh works to suck in the cool, fresh air and push out hot, muggy air created as you run. This allows you to feel comfortable throughout your run and maintain focus. The mesh is quick drying in order to keep your feet dry, adding to the comfortable feel. The lightweight and breathable material reduces unwanted bulk to help keep you focused and moving. Footshape technology allows your toes to relax and spread out naturally for more comfort and stability. The flexible upper moves with you providing comfort with every step and the laces provide a nice snug and secure fit which in turn prevents any in shoe slipping that can occur during high-intensity activities.
Altra Ego Midsole
The midsole unit uses the tried-and-true Altra Ego which is a dual-nature midsole compound with a responsive, yet soft feel for increased energy return. The cushioning reduces the impact placed on joints, lessening the potential risk of injury. Grid-like grooves feature to allow your foot to flex for more speed and better performance throughout your run. Balanced cushioning is provided to place the heel and forefoot the same distance from the ground for natural alignment and a low-impact landing.
Neutral Innerflex Outsole
The Rivera Running Shoe actually maps the bones and tendons of your foot to help it bend and move naturally with Footpad technology. Neutral Innerflex features on the outsole for added comfort when you move whilst enhancing durability and traction perfect for running.
Altra started in the back room of a speciality running store in the Wasatch Mountains, United States of America. The store noticed they were getting runners from all over the country visiting and complaining of knee pain, shin splints and recurring foot pain. One person, in particular, noticed this, Golden Harper the founder of Altra. Golden studied running injuries in college and combining his knowledge of injuries and a video analysis at his store made it easy to see and more understandable that traditional running shoes promoted poor form and excessive impact.
This switched on the lightbulb in Golden Harper's head and made him want to help runners achieve their best without pain as well as run and live healthy, happy and naturally. Early concepts were made in a toaster oven and were created to try a new way to reduce the injuries of Altra's customers. The toaster oven served a purpose of melting outsoles off of traditional running shoes and then Golden removed the excess heel elevation. This helped Altra to start creating zero drop running shoes.
The zero drop was just one of the steps taken to return runners feet to their natural position, Altra built a distinctive footshape toe box specifically to help alleviate foot problems. It also enhanced stability and comfort while providing a more powerful push-off.
Breathable – Air can flow in and out of the shoe for ventilation.
Quick Drying – Keeping your feet dry and comfortable.
Lightweight – Unwanted bulk and weight is removed from the shoe, keeping the overall feeling to lightweight.
Footshape Technology – Allows the forefoot to be more relaxed, allowing the toes to spread naturally.
Flexible – Moves with you for a full range of movement and ultimate comfort.
Altra Ego – Dual-nature midsole compound to cushion and provide rebound.
Innerflex – Grid-like grooves allow your foot to flex.
Balanced Cushioning – Platform that places the heel and the forefoot the same distance from the ground for natural alignment and low impact landing.
Footpad Technology – Maps the bones and tendons of your foot to help it bend and move naturally.
Weight – 257g
Stack Height – 26mm
Brand: Altra products