Altra Unveils the New Olympus 6 & Olympus 6 Hike GTX Models

July 1, 2024

Redefining Comfort and Grip for Trail Runners and Hikers

DENVER, Colo. (July 1, 2024) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Altra, a leading innovator in performance running, introduces the Olympus 6, the ultimate companion for trail enthusiasts seeking comfort and grip for all-day adventures. The Olympus 6 delivers a blend of cushioning, support and traction to elevate all trail experiences.

“At Altra, we understand the needs of the modern day trail runner, and the Olympus 6 embodies our commitment to providing the latest innovations in comfort and performance,” said Altra Co-Founder, Brian Beckstead. “The Olympus 6 is the perfect companion for those seeking to push their limits and mileage on the trails with plush compression and a trustworthy outsole that you can feel confident in.”

Designed to meet the needs of avid trail runners, Altra’s Olympus 6 is engineered with a new durable and breathable mesh upper, ensuring optimal airflow to keep feet cool during hot and long sessions on the trail. The updated premium achilles pillow offers an elevated step-in feel for enhanced comfort and support.

The Olympus 6 utilizes Vibram Megagrip, a high performance sticky rubber outsole that offers unparalleled grip on both wet and dry surfaces, allowing for optimal ground adaptability on dirt and rocks.

Additional styles in the Olympus collection:

  • Olympus 6 Hike Low GTX – A waterproof GORE-TEX membrane upper is guaranteed by GORE-TEX to protect feet from the elements. Thru-hikers, weekend warriors and outdoor lovers who don’t want weather to determine time spent on the trails.
  • Olympus 6 Hike Mid GTX – Hikers looking for a premium hiker with GORE-TEX, ankle support and a secure lightweight fit that can handle all conditions. The tech-digging hiker who wants the latest and greatest in their hiking boots, focused on performance, stability, comfort and grip.

Altra’s new Olympus 6 is available for both men (12.2 oz) and women (10.2 oz) in five different colorways and can be purchased online or with select retailers. MSRP is $175. For more information, visit altrarunning.com or follow us on Instagram.


Altra was founded in the backroom of a small specialty running store in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. Since the beginning, the goal has been to create innovative and purposeful running shoes that help people run more naturally. Altra’s unique platform includes a FootShape toebox that allows the toes to relax and spread out which enhances stability and encourages natural running form. Altra Running shoes have a Zero to Low Drop, ensuring your body stays in a more natural running position. Altra’s purpose is to unleash human potential by inspiring the world to move naturally. Be a part of our journey and follow along on Instagram. #altrarunning #stayoutthere

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Clara Parker