ALTRA RUNNING 2018: New road running shoes. Altra Duo and Altra Vanish-R as presented by cofounder Brian Beckstead

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Altra Runing keeps growing its catalogue, both for street and trail runing. Its key general features to demand a more “natural running” as there point of difference are zero drop, wide toeboxes, large cushioning and gender specific patterns, ever present at every one of their shoes

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Brian Beckstead was recently in Barcelona as one of the brand cofounders, and took tim for an exclusive introduction to the key new Altra Running shoes for 2018. Follow us here today to learn about their new wide cushion Altra Duo on the one side plus the first true racing flat by the brand, baptized as Altra Vanish-R. 

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ALTRA VANISH-R TECH SPECS: Stack Height 14 mm, Zerop drop, Weight 128 gr. The shoe has been designed as Altra’s first true racing flat…and its first unisex item as well, a big departure from the gender specific tradition by the brand.  The Vanish-R is extremely lightweight and flexible as it is aiming to deliver a great fit and feel. The lightweight, breathable mesh upper is designed to keep us dry and comfortable while the Propel Plate push-off feature in the midsole will, according to the brand help our spring forward with more power.

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ALTRA DUO TECH SPECS: Weight (M) 247 g | (W) 210 g: Zero Drop; Stack Height 32mm. The Duo is Altra’s brand new max light neutral trainer. With 32 mm of cushion, it’s cushion-to-weight ratio is hard to beat in the market, for sure. A durable mesh upper with light TPU overlays along with the cushy, comfortable midsole designed to bring up the perfect lightweight, cushioned ride. The shoe is durable and cushioned bringing in as well a decoupled outsole, it flexes and moves with your foot, not against it.

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ALTRA RUNNING SHOES: THE NATURAL RUNNING CONCEPT. 

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Brian Beckstead as one of the brand cofounders and is now its acting president. An accomplished ultrarunner himself, we catch up with Altra´s latest developments at the largest ski & mountain gear fair in the world, the annual ISPO Munich fair held in Germany, that once again we covered live for you.  Now, let us go on with Brian to review the story behind the brand and how it believes they may make a difference within the industry.

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Info by Mayayo Oxígeno for Trailrunningspain