The story begins in 1998 when Altra founders, Golden Harper and Brian Beckstead, met in highschool and have been running together ever since. Running and outdoor adventuring have been a major part of their lives and continues to be today.
We have partnered with Trail Runners, Marathoners, Triathletes, Thru-hikers and many more who take our beloved Footshape comfort to podiums and records in every discipline. We also support multiple races around the World for those who pin numbers to win or just for fun! Altra has flourished from a couple of running nerds hustling hacked up shoes out the back door of a running store, to a global group of passionate runners, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. Our employees live our mantra of #ZEROLIMITS and we practice what we preach and use our products every chance we get!