10 Key Notes about The Newly Released Altra Mont Blanc by Altra Endurance Athlete Elliot Froidevaux
Posted on March 10 2022
There is a lot of noise in the running community since the Altra Mont Blanc was launched. We have been waiting for our Altra guru Elliot’s review about it for long and it’s finally published. His review comes from his experience running the shoes on trails mixed with dry dirt: wet muddy; technical; hard-packed. Also, he ran the shoes on hilly tempo 10kms to 50km long steady runs as well. Here is his summary for your quick reference:
- The Shoe named after the tallest mountain in Europe Mont Blanc, and designed specially for the UTMB is a lightweight race ready ultra distance trail shoes
- The shoes look great, it screams research and development.
- Especially impressed with the profile of the mid-sole as Altra zero drop has a little restriction on the smooth transition from heel to toe, but Mont Blanc has the ability to do so. It has a forward propulsion, more efficient stride and as a result a faster shoe.
- #EGO™️ Max midsole has plenty of bounce and energy return and durable.
- #Vibram #Litebase outsole is holding up beautifully which is 30% lighter than the regular vibram outsole.
- Partnership of #EGO™️ Max and Vibram Litebase outsole is a match made in heaven with a perfect amount of cushioning, bounce, stability and excellent traction.
- Upper materials - made with a lightweight rip-stop mono-mesh that is extremely light and see through and very comfortable slipper-like.
- Recommend half size down from your regular Altra shoes size.
- Tongue - very minimal padding, can consider change it’s original cylindrical shoes lace to flat shoes lace for better comfort and consider using a reverse runner’s knot.
- Concept-wise is brilliant! Big step forward for Altra.
For online purchase of Altra Mont Blanc click HERE
Places your heel and forefoot the same distance from the ground to encourage proper, low-impact form throughout your trail run.
FOOTSHAPE™ TOE BOX
Allows your toes to relax and spread out naturally for more comfort and stability in uphill climbs and downhill descents.