Altra launched the VIA Olympus 2, the second iteration of its max cushion shoe.

“Our goal in designing the VIA Olympus 2 was to make the ride softer while ensuring that we weren’t sacrificing performance or responsiveness”, said Alex Lind, senior product line manager.

VIA Olympus 2 offers a softer Altra Ego Max midsole underfoot and an Ortholite X55 footbed for an improved step-in feel—a “refined” molded heel collar and “plush” upper offer a more secure fit.

“It’s easy to get lost in a plush max cushion, so we’ve been very strategic and purposeful with our changes to the Altra Ego Max midsole foam to enhance the cushioned feel and keep runners feeling fast and moving forward—no compromises on performance here,” said Lind.

The VIA Olympus 2 also features a 33mm stack height rocker geometry to “encourage an efficient toe-off.” Altra’s natural fit wide toebox and zero drop give ample room for natural movement and running form.

The VIA Olympus 2 is available in five colors for men and women.

Photo courtesy Altra