The Altra Rivera is a new shoe to the Altra family. You will get the great technology you have become accustom to from Altra with this new shoe. Including the foot shaped toe box, zero drop and Altra Ego Midsole.
The first thing you may notice is a slightly shapelier appearance to this shoe. For the first time Altra wearer it may not seem like as much of a shock when they look down at their feet. Rivera comes in a color palette that you would expect from Altra with of course your typical black and white but then some of the bolder colors as well. The upper is a breathable mesh and does have a place to lock lace. The stack height is more than the Escalante but still a lightweight shoe that can be used as a performance trainer or for those looking to boost up the stack and foam height from the Escalante. There is strategic rubber on the forefoot and heel but less in the midsole to allow the shoe to remain light. In addition, there is a Bio Heel allowing for a more natural heel fit and feel. Sure, to be a crowd pleaser.
The Rivera will be great for the first time Altra wearer. Those in the Escalante now looking for a bit more underfoot but still something lightweight and responsive. Could also be a nice complement as a 2nd shoe in the training line up.
- Price: $129.95
- Weight: 6.7 oz
- Drop: 0mm
- Use: Run/Walk/Work
- Category: Neutral
- Surface: Road