Not to be confused with Altura, American-brand Altra are new to 220 but launched stateside in 2011.
Their Lone Peak trainers are named after a 11,000ft peak in Utah, home of the Wasatch 100 run race. The USP is their zero-drop 23mm sole that aims to improve running form on the trails or for ultra-marathons while reducing forefoot pain.
Other key features include Altra’s patented StoneGuard system that purports to deflect rocks into the midsole for a more stable stride, and a tab on the heel to prevent stones from cutting into the heel on downhills. We’ll be heading off-road in these soon.
Price: £105 from www.altrazerodrop.com.