Unleashing human potential by inspiring the world to move naturally.


We want everyone who is capable of running to experience the thrill of finishing their first race, setting a new personal record and shattering limits they never thought they could overcome. We use our run-improving footwear, unmatched education and inextinguishable passion for running to inspire everyone to lace up, hit the open road or trail, and start running. Our mission to get everyone out and running may be bold, but we won’t stop trying until it’s a reality.


  • FootShape™ Toe Box

    Traditional running shoes feature pointy toe boxes that squeeze the toes out of their natural position –increasing risk of bunions, hammertoes and plantar fasciitis. Altra’s FootShape™ toe box allows the toes to relax and spread out naturally and the big toe to remain in a straight position. This enhances stability and creates a powerful toe-off to maximize running performance. We wish we could call it some scientific breakthrough, but we’re simply giving your foot the working space it needs.

  • Zero Drop™

    Every Altra running shoe features a fully cushioned Zero Drop™ platform that places the heel and forefoot at the same distance from the ground. This natural balance aligns the feet, back and body posture for less impact. It also strengthens the Achilles and lower calf muscles that have been weakened over a lifetime of running on elevated heels.

  • Fit4Her

    Women’s feet are anatomically different than men’s feet. Women have a narrower heel and midfoot, higher instep, longer arch and unique metatarsal spacing. Altra is the first shoe company to introduce an entire line of truly female specific shoes. Every last of Altra women’s running shoes has been molded around the unique shape of the female foot. A shoe last is a 360-degree model of a foot used to create the shoe’s heel, instep, arch and toe box dimensions.

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Altra Fit4Her

The Altra Women's lineup is designed from the ground up, made for her foot, her life and her run.

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Life at VF

That Feeling When

We want our associates to do the best work of their life. And that starts with a workplace where everyone feels included and supported. An atmosphere where you’re surrounded by people you can trust to share wisdom, sweat the details and have your back when things get tough. And one that allows you to tap into the passion that blurs the line between a career and a calling.

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