ALTRA MONT BLANC: ZERO DROP SHOES FOR LONG AND CONFORTABLE TRAIL RUNS.
ALTRA MONT BLANC: ZERO DROP SHOES FOR LONG AND CONFORTABLE TRAIL RUNS. Our TRAIL RUNNING section bring us today another novelty for this 2022 which just arrived to the stores in Europe, from the American bran Altra, the MONT BLANC model.
As many of you already might know, Altra deisgn runnings shoes with zero drop, design proved to allow a more natural running experience where footfalls are in the mid to forefoot area instead of the more typical heel strike. This Mont Blanc come into Europe with a price of 190€, 280 grams of weight, Vibram LiteBase outsole and a stack high of 30 mm.
ALTRA MONT BLANC: ZERO DROP SHOES FOR LONG TRAIL RUNS.
190€ | 155 £ | 280 GR. | ZERO DROP
With all the brands exploring the assited plate world as we have been presenting you in the last weeks: Salomon, Hoka, Asics, it is nice to see that there is live and innovation outside of the assisted plates world.
Thats the case with this Altra Mont Blanc, a long distance shoes, designed having in mind the, probably, most famous ultra trail in the world: the UTMB or Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc. As the own brand promotes them: Say Bonjour to the all-new Mont Blanc.
Accoring to the American brand, this Altra Mont Blanc are the ultimate long distance trail shoe inspired by the highest mountain in the Alps. This trail cruiser is designed with our Altra EGO™ MAX midsole foam and the Standard FootShape™ Fit to provide ultimate comfort and our Vibram® LiteBase outsole for traction on any terrain.
ALTRA MONT BLANC: DATA SHEET
- Price: 190€ | 155 £
- Weight: 9.9 oz/ 280 g
- Stack Height: 30 mm
- Drop: zero drop
- Upper: Ultra-lightweight, hyper-breathable
- Midsole: Altra EGO™ MAX
- Outsole: Vibram™ LiteBase
ALTRA MONT BLANC: HIGHLIGHTS
They have strategically added material where it’s needed and removed material where it’s not, resulting in a lightweight, breathable design ready for all-day trail excursions.
- FOOTSHAPE TOE BOX: allows the toes to relax and spread out naturally for more confort and stability in uphill climbs and downhill descents.
- BALANCE CUSHIONING PLATFROM: places the heel and forefoot the same distance from the ground to encourage proper, low-impact form throughout your trail run.
- VIBRAM MEGAGRIP: a high perfromance sticky rubber compound featuring unparalleled grip on wet and dry surfaces, rugged longevity and optimal ground adaptability.
- EGOMAX: the Altra EGO™ Max midsole foam gives you all the light and luxurious performance with a little extra bounce and added durability.
ALTRA MONT BLANC: UPPER
Ultra-lightweight, super-breathable upper with protection and material strategically placed only where needed.
ALTRA MONT BLANC: MIDSOLE
Altra EGO™ Max midsole foam gives you all the light and luxurious performance with a little extra bounce and added durability.
ALTRA MONT BLANC: OUTSOLE
Vibram MegaGrip: a high perfromance sticky rubber compound featuring unparalleled grip on wet and dry surfaces, rugged longevity and optimal ground adaptability.
Vibram LiteBase: Lightness is fundamental to conserving energy and enhance the performance: Vibram Litebase reduces 30% of the overall sole weight through a reduction of the sole thickness by 50%, while maintaining Vibram quality in grip, traction and durability.
ALTRA MONT BLANC: CONCLUSIONS
Now a days its clear that all trail running shoe brands are going to have at least one or two shoes in their catalogue with at least 30 mm of stack high, as we presented you some months ago here.
The key however comes with the combination of a thick “mattress” and middle/low weight, which in the case of the Altra Mont Blanc is, we would say, very well balanced with only 280 grams, -20 grams compared with the INOV-8 TRAILFLY ULTRA G 300 MAX (300 grams) or even -50 grams compared with the NEW BALANCE MORE TRAIL V2 (330grams) but the main difference of the Mont Blanc with any other well cushioned shoe in the market is always the Zero Drop from the americans, plus the toe box that allows the toes to relax and spread out naturally for more confort and stability
Having a very cushioned shoe its now a days synonym of confort and in majority of the cases long durability, which in the case of this Altra, having the Vibram MegaGrip compound works as aguarantee of durability.
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