Altra’s story began back in 1998 when its two founders met on their high school running team. Golden Harper and Brian Beckstead have been running together ever since and adventuring has remained an important part of their lives. In 2009, Golden’s curious mind led him to create Zero Drop by heating his running shoes in a toaster oven, ripping out the midsole and keeping the cushioning platform for a zero drop from heel to toe. This at-home science experiment resulted in a higher-performance experience and sparked the inspiration for a new era of running shoes. In 2011, grounded in innovation and technology, Altra was established and has since become a global success through a passionate group of runners, hikers, and outdoor enthusiasts. As athletes and lovers of the sport themselves, Altra’s employees use their products every chance they get and live by the company’s mantra of #ZEROLIMITS. Within our collection of Altra running shoes, you can find the Lone Peak 5 trail running shoes and Superior 4.5 trail running shoes, both of which showcase Altra’s model features that have long been developing. So, put your best foot forward on your next adventure with Altra’s running shoes.