Altra Vali Women's Running Shoes
Designed for everyday use with its exceptionally comfortable construction, the Altra Vali Women's Running Shoes are perfect for shorter runs or casual wear between training sessions.
Breathable Knit Upper
Surrounding the upper of the Vali is a sleek knit upper that will comfortably encase the feet, whilst allowing a constant flow of air in and out of it. Warm air that builds up within the shoes will easily be able to escape out of the shoe, where it is then replaced by cooler air from the outside. This will work over prolonged periods of time to keep you feeling ventilated and comfortable in all conditions and activities. The upper will also wick surface moisture away, which can be from rainfall, or from sweat. This will mean that you will always have a lightweight and comfortable feel. The shoe uses Altra's Footshape Toe Box technology, which will allow the toes to naturally spread out. This will give you more comfort and stability, especially during climbs and descents. The foot is protected by a firm case that runs around it, which will absorb shocks, preventing them from reaching the sole of the foot. An easily secured lacing system will make it easy to find a comfortable and personalised fit. The ankle collar is elastic in its nature, which will further make it feel personalised.
Premium EVA Midsole
A premium EVA midsole will ensure that you will always feel comfort when running or walking. The EVA is cushioned, which will mean that on every step it will compress, taking pressure off joints like the knees and the ankles. This will mean that the repetitive impacts won't cause any pain or discomfort, as the full force of each step will be taken away from you. For further protection from injury and pain on your run, the midsole will also absorb shocks from the path below. Should you step on a rock, or have a heavy contact with the ground, the EVA will absorb this, making the impact on the sole of the foot feel less. The energy is dispersed evenly to keep you comfortable and without any painful distractions. As you go through your gait, the midsole will act as a springboard by rebounding your feet, push you on further and faster for quicker times. The shoes use Altra's Balance Cushioning Platform, which places your heel and forefoot the same distance to the ground, making it have a drop of 0. This will encourage low impact throughout your run, keeping your feet feeling comfortable and able to handle the continuous rhythm or running over a long period of time. A Bloom foam insole will provide you with next to skin comfort, as well as working to wick moisture away from the feet for a fresh and comfortable feel within the shoes.
Durable Rubber Outsole
For a clean and firm contact with a wide range of different surfaces, the Vali has a durable rubber outsole, which will keep you firmly in control. The rubber will naturally grip firmly, which will secure you in a strong upright position, controlling you as you run. Grooves in the outsole will also mean that you are further anchored in a strong position to push on from, especially on wet ground. The outsole has horizontal lines that run across the outsole, which can stretch to offer you more flexibility as you run. The rubber is abrasion resistant, meaning that it will stand up against abuse from hard surfaces over a long period of time.
Altra started in the back room of a speciality running store in the Wasatch Mountains, United States of America. The store noticed they were getting runners from all over the country visiting and complaining of knee pain, shin splints and recurring foot pain. One person in particular noticed this, Golden Harper the founder of Altra. Golden studied running injuries in college and combining his knowledge of injuries and a video analysis at his store made it easy to see and more understandable that traditional running shoes promoted poor form and excessive impact.
This switched on the lightbulb in Golden Harper's head and made him want to help runners achieve their best without pain as well as run and live healthy, happy and naturally. Early concepts were made in a toaster oven and were created to try a new way to reduce the injuries of Altra's customers. The toaster oven served a purpose of melting outsoles off of traditional running shoes and then Golden removed the excess heel elevation. This helped Altra to start creating zero drop running shoes.
The zero drop was just one of the steps taken to return runners feet to their natural position, Altra built a distinctive footshape toe box specifically to help alleviate foot problems. It also enhanced stability and comfort while providing a more powerful push-off.
Manufacturer Code: ALTAFW1884AAL0112
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