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Altra is an American running shoe company that boasts a wide range of designs to match each individual’s running style and environment.
Altra shoes feature unique Zero Drop™ technology, which eliminates the height difference between the heel and toe of the shoe. In most running shoes, the heel is significantly elevated. Altra believes that a large height difference encourages heel-striking, leading to increased landing impact and resulting in running injuries.
Altra shoes also implement a wide toe box, which promotes natural toe splay when running to improve your comfort. Their women’s shoes are designed for female feet, with a narrower heel and midfoot, longer arch, higher instep and unique toe shape.
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If you find that the muscles in your feet just can’t relax when you are running, this article may be of use to you. The traditional methods of lacing running shoes involves very tight and secure lacing techniques which do not allow for movement of your feet. This often results in tightening of the foot muscles which begins a chain reaction leading to tightening of the leg muscles. The technique outlined below can result in relaxation of the foot muscles and you should observe a no Read more....