Altra Olympus 2.0

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Pros

 

  • Altra Olympus 2.0 is lighter than its previous model.
  • This 2nd edition has an improved traction, comfort and stability.
  • The 2nd edition of Olympus is extremely firmed and holds the foot inside the shoe nicely.
  • Their cushioning system helped the runners to recover fast from their injuries.
  • The lugged Vibram outsole offers an advanced durability and efficient traction.
  • The shoe is really comfortable, as reported by almost every user of the shoe.
  • The Natural Ride System increases the natural foot movement of the shoe.

 

Cons

 

  • This 2nd generation of the shoe is available at an expensive price.
  • Runners have acclaimed that the shoes tend to panic due to its lack of additional heel support.
  • It outsole started to come off the shoe after some miles of running.
  • The upper of the shoe broke down after a few months of use.

 

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Altra Olympus 2.0 is mainly a running shoe and is the 2nd version in the Olympus series of Altra shoes.

 

They were launched in the year 2016. The shoe provides a sufficient amount of breathability and comfort to the runner. They are a durable road shoe with textures on the exterior of the shoe.

 

These are designed for men who want a commendable shoe for long runs with strong support and flexible soles. It soles have a highly responsive and soft feeling.

 

Altra Olympus 2.0 has a 0 mm drop for heel-to-toe transitions. The weight of the shoe is 312 grams for men’s pair and 255 grams for women’s pair. The heel height is 36 mm & forefoot height is also 36 mm also. The width of the men and women both is available as narrow, normal and wide.

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It has a neutral running shoe and fits true its size. It also has a standard length and wide. The standard widths D for men and B for women are available with this model. It is a semi-curved shape that enhances the natural foot flexure.

 

The outsole features an Altra Vibram Metagrip, which is designed to increase and enhance the traction on uphill and downhill areas, as well as in wet and slippery surfaces. It has a high-quality rubber that comes in different levels of hardness.

 

Altra has added an additional feature of Megagrip that increases its traction and at the same time maintains its cushioning properties. The outsole of the shoe has a quite solid and well-maintained shoe that deals with a variety of trails.

 

The midsole of the Altra Olympus 2.0 is an environment-friendly and recycled A-Bound technology that delivers an ideal combination of underfoot comfort and volatile to impact and attenuate shock during shoe landings.

 

It has a two-layered EVA midsole material authorized an underfoot experience that is comfortable, strong and supple against the potential adverse effects with its continued use.

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The shoe also treasures the 6-mm Contour Footbed for additional protection and cushioning. It follows the natural curves of the underfoot, therefore it delivers some comfort to the arch of the shoe and its spaces between the foot-pad and toes.

 

The shoe attains a high level of comfort, as it adds features the Inner Flex grooves for an easy transitioning of the foot from toe-off to landing. This smart technology of Contour Footbed makes the shoe possess the natural movement of the foot.

 

The vertical and the horizontal flex grooves of the outsole provide flexibility and smooth drill that allows for the natural movement of the foot. It also increases the overall efficiency of the running.

 

The high-quality rubber strongly protects the shoe against any kind of wear or tears even after heavy or light use. Its strong and powerful mesh and the stitched overplays protect the upper from degradation.

 

The upper of the shoe uses an Altra’s Quick Dry Trail Mesh, which is the brand’s own unique mesh design. It helps in maintaining a healthy environment for the user throughout the running, whether short distance or long distance one. They are designed to dry very quickly, which is very useful in preventing prolonged discomfort and uneasiness when on wet or slippery surfaces.

 

The Strobel Last is attached to the upper of the shoe that delivers a perfect cushioning unit. It also holds the natural shape of the runner’s foot because of its semi-curved and foot-shaped construction of the shoe.

 

The lightly padded tongue and collar attached in the shoe gives higher cushioning to the upper section of the foot of the runner. They also help in preventing interior swaying and accidental shoe removals.

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A breathable fabric lining in the shoe increases and enhances the air circulation within the foot and the shoe. It is also tightly inter-linked so its principle is maintained even after wearing it for a heavy run.

 

The upper is stitched with synthetic overlays that provide overall support while protecting the foot from injuries in the coming ways.

Design Feature

Design

The shoe possesses an amazing combination of quality and style. The colour options and the design is stylish and attractive being a trail runner. The Natural Ride System (NRS) design of the shoe has a 0 mm heel drop for foot curvature which is the most special feature in the shoe.

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Stability Feature

Heel to Toe Transition

Being a satisfactory neutral running shoe, Olympus 2 carries a 36 mm heel and forefoot height with no heel drop transition and is available for both men and women runners in standard length and almost runs original in size and dimension and is available with all size variations ranging from sleek slender to wider broader ones.

Fittings Feature

Stability

The Metagrip feature in the Olympus 2nd version is high in stability and has an extreme hold on grounds with the outsole having an increased and enhanced grip towards upside and downside movements in both slippery and wet grounds.

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Metagrip works along with an additional rubber component that works together in maintaining and stretching the stability, cushioning and traction of the shoe.

Package Feature

FITTING & COMFORTABILITY

The diameter and the thickness of the outsole of the shoe is available for both men and women is a number of range from wide, broad, sleek, normal and slender and a standard length and breadth and is also available in both the B and D stretch for women and men conventionally.

 

Altogether the befitting of the shoe can be seen heavier and bulky but just to enhance the stability and carrying a semi-curved structure will come up with the weight for a more elevated natural foot motion and mobility.

Cushioning Feature

MATERIAL PACKAGE

Metagrip of the shoe works on inhibiting the grip of the shoe besides maintain its cushioning features on which it is considered to be one of the great traction providing sole.

 

The reprocess a-bound technique attached to the middle sole gives a standard togetherness of comfort in the under forward section whereas is highly resilient to tackle shock impacts which may arise during shoe landings on any kind of ground.

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It also consists of a double layered ethylene vinyl acetate component that features a subtle, strong and cushy effect to the shoe with its continued use.

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Grip Features

CUSHIONING

The main cushioning enhancing unit in the shoe is the interior flex toils which has smooth transitioning properties which works during shoe landing on grounds.

 

The flex grooves gives an immense support and comfort and has a 6 millimetre curved foot bed that is known for their high support and softness.

 

The grooves and the specially designed Strobel last given on the upper section delivers a strengthened cushioning and both of these components have the tendency to shape itself according to natural foot curvature and provide support to the edges of the outsoles with extreme comfort.

Grip Features

TRACTION/GRIP

It has an A-bound cushioning and a FootShape toe caps with a 0 drop platform has encouraged its natural tendency of being a neutral one and for the purpose of increasing traction and grip, the shoe have been provided with a foot pod in the outer sole and having a strong shock eliminating feature that is manifest and the same time gives a nice and true cushioning in the shoe base.

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Weight Features

WEIGHT

Carrying a susceptible weight of around 255 grams and 312 grams for a women and men runner respectively, the Olympus 2.0 is considered to have one of the most ultra-lightweight constructions which are due to the design of its heel counter with the soles carrying a highly sensible and cushy feeling.

Stability Features

VERDICT

Altra Olympus 2.0 is a light-weight trail running shoe that offers a plenty of cushioning. They offer an exceptional traction and grip on the trails and rougher terrains.

 

Runners generally tend to keep the foot stable and at its place of the runners and even relaxed on uphill climbs and downhill fall. This shoe is best for hiking, trail running and trail racing purposes.

 

Runners who have no issues with its 0 mm heel drop and searching for a trail running shoe, the Olympus 2.0 may be the right choice.

 

Altra Olympus 2.0 gives an abundant breathability measure and convenience to the runner’s foot. They are a basically a long-lasting running shoe with some external patterns on the outer sections of the shoe. They are executed for both the men and women runners who rely upon an excellent shoe for long runs with true supportive flexibility in the soles.

 

The soles have an active, sensible and comfy feeling which together combines to make it a well-cushioned trail running shoe with well-ventilation and used for extensive training activities.

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