Denver, Colo. (February 27, 2024) —  Altra, a leading innovator in performance running, launches the all-new Mont Blanc Carbon – where comfort meets speed on the trail.

“The Mont Blanc is one of the most well received shoes across the brand for comfort on any trail terrain,” according to Brian Beckstead, co-founder of Altra Running. “So when the time came to work on this race shoe, it was only natural to want to merge optimal comfort with speed. We utilized professional athlete and consumer feedback to create a shoe that would give competitive runners an edge on the course without sacrificing what people love most about the Mont Blanc.”

The Mont Blanc Carbon is ready to take the lead on the trail while maintaining comfort and grip on any surface. The shoe features a new full-length Carbitex MonoFlex carbon plate that allows it to sustain lightness while enhancing speed. The Altra Ego Pro foam rim and core midsole combined with the Vibram Litebase Megagrip outsole offers unparalleled comfort and grip for traction.

Altra’s unique Standard FootShape toebox and zero drop from heel to forefoot make this shoe the ultimate long distance option for runners that prefer training and racing in a shoe that allows for natural running form and stability on the trail.

This shoe was built to race on any terrain.. “[The Mont Blanc Carbon] was my go-to shoe for nearly all my ultras in 2023. I ran seven ultras in them — five of those races were mountain 100 milers,” said Altra Elite Athlete, Jeff Browning – who is currently on his 6th pair of the Mont Blanc Carbon. “I raced in mud, snow, rain, sand, creek crossings, and rocky trails. It performed well in all conditions.”

The Mont Blanc Carbon is available in one white/coral colorway for both men and women. The shoe can be purchased online at and through select retailers.