Altra Launches New Cross-Training Shoe
Solstice XT 2 delivers performance and versatility for every workout.
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DENVER (Nov. 10, 2021) — Altra, a leading innovator in the performance footwear category, today debuts a new approach to cross-training with the launch of the Solstice XT 2, revamping the brand’s ‘gym and training’ category.
The Solstice XT 2 is an updated lightweight cross-trainer ready for all-day action. Building on the comfort and style of the brand’s original Solstice and Solstice XT gym shoe models, the new Solstice XT 2 offers a firmer caged upper to promote toe protection and provide a secure feel. Like all Altra shoes, the Solstice XT 2 features a Balanced Cushioning™ platform to position the heel and forefoot at an equal distance from the ground, along with the brand’s signature FootShape™ toe box, allowing toes to spread naturally for maximum stability and power.
“We’re excited to introduce this new addition to our lineup, providing a better-than-ever gym and training shoe option for our consumers, while knowing that strength training is increasingly important to runners,” said Shanna Burnette, Community and Partnerships Manager at Altra. “With new premium technical features and ultimate versatility, the Solstice XT 2 enables consumers to level up their training routine, and elevate their everyday.”
Designed for in-the-gym weightlifting and plyometric movements, the Solstice XT 2 is a do-it-all cross-trainer that is also ready to get out on the road, so athletes can comfortably combine their gym workouts with shorter runs. Modeled with both flexibility and stability in mind, it offers a new and dynamic approach to workouts, providing support for both linear and lateral movements. Combining the technical aspects of a performance shoe with ‘athleisure’ appeal, the Solstice XT 2 is a must-have for athletes seeking an all-encompassing strength and agility shoe that is ready for whatever the workout brings.
The Solstice XT 2 is available now in sleek black and white colorways at altrarunning.com, in men’s sizes 7 to 15 and women’s sizes 5.5 to 12, with a suggested retail price of $120.
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Altra was founded in the backroom of a small specialty running store in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. Since the beginning, the goal has been to create innovative and purposeful running shoes that help people run more naturally. Altra’s unique platform includes a Footshape™ toebox that allows the toes to relax and spread out which enhances stability and encourages natural running form. Balanced Cushioning™ platform that positions the heel and forefoot at an equal distance from the ground, cultivating optimal alignment, better form and a low-impact landing. Altra is on a mission to unleash human potential by inspiring the world to move naturally. Be a part of our journey and follow along on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. #altrarunning