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ALTRA Olympus 4.0 Performance Review

As a runner with heavy weight, the weight will make the foot and knees easy to be harmed on long-distance running. So I always love the soft insole.

The ALTRA Olympus series are always famous for excellent comfort level. I have purchased 3 pairs of Olympus series shoes.

The new released Olympus 4.0 is a little different comparing with previous series.


The insole is 0 drop height. The colorway is red and black, and it’s decorated with white ALTRA logo.

The outsole is Vibram Megagrip. The overall extending length to shoe heel is similar with previous series. But it has a special design on the shoe heel.

Olympus 4.0 improves the outsole pattern, the teeth is thinner and the pattern is deeper. It adds more grooves on the forefoot sole.

The vamp is still made of mesh fabric. It has hot-pressing design on the shoe head and both sides of middle vamp. It’s new design on Olympus series running shoes. It can offers the supporting performance.

Although the mesh fabric vamp is light and it has good water draining performance and air permeability, but the vamp of my Olympus 2.0, 2.5 and 3.0 shoes have been broken by thistles and thorns when running.

As I still haven’t tested it, we expected that Olympus 4.0 will has excellent performance.

The shoe heel adds the pull-tab which is convenient for putting on and taking off.

The inner side of shoe heel can fit the foot very well.

Sure, Olympus still keeps the Footshape shoe tree design which is suitable for most of runners.

Comparing with NIKE ZoomFly, Olympus 4.0 is more suitable for our feet.

After wearing Olympus 4.0, I can feel that it’s different with previous series running shoes. The cushion performance of Olympus 4.0 is weaker than previous series, but the stability is better and the resilience feedback is more obvious.

The traction performance of Olympus 4.0 is great. I feel safe when running downslope.

Overall, we can find that the design of Olympus 4.0 has been improved a lot.