Altra Delivers Versatility and Comfort with New Rivera 2 Road Shoe
DENVER (March 15, 2022) — Altra, a leading innovator in the performance running category, today launches the newest addition to its road shoe collection: Rivera 2 – a highly versatile daily performance trainer designed to support runners across a broad range of running – from an easy couple of miles to your long runs.
The Rivera 2 couples Altra’s tried and true technologies with a newly refined, more tailored Slim FootShape™fit, sleeker than other Altra models, making it an excellent option for runners looking for a more secure fit. The soft Altra EGO™ midsole gives runners the responsiveness they expect, and a plush overall ride that their feet will love. With 26mm of stack height, it sits mid-range among Altra’s road shoe offerings in terms of its cushioning, providing plenty of support, while remaining snappy and light.
“The Rivera is one of the most widely appealing shoes in our road collection, and we are excited to be able to further develop and refine this go-to daily trainer with its second edition,” said Shanna Burnette, Community and Brand Manager at Altra. “The Rivera 2 offers select key updates, maintaining the primary qualities that drew so many runners to the original shoe, while adding even more comfort and enhanced performance to help runners further elevate their weekly training routines.”
The Rivera 2 features an all-new embroidered upper, providing an unobtrusive-yet-supportive midsole feel, while revamped mesh offers greater breathability and improved fit. Neutral InnerFlex™ grid-like grooves in the midsole are designed to provide optimal flexibility and movement.
Like all Altra shoes, the Rivera 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™ fit philosophy, which allows runners’ toes to spread out naturally for maximum stability, power and comfort.
The Rivera 2 is available now at altrarunning.com for $130, in men’s sizes 7-15 and women’s sizes 5.5-12, in a variety of stylish colorways.
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