Altra Golden Spike Black/Red
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A Zero Drop Athletic Shoe
The Altra Golden Spike is a minimalist athletic shoe that can be used for both recreational and competitive running (as well as for hiking and golfing). This super lightweight shoe incorporates a wide toe box for natural toe splay and a flat sole from heel to toe to enable natural arch support.
A Shoe for Cross-Country, Road & Trail Running
Possessing a sockless design and hydrophobic mesh upper, the Golden Spike keeps moisture levels in check and encourages airflow around your foot. This shoe comes with a built-in 5-pin spike plate, a bag of spikes, and a spike key that can turn it into the most comfortable cross-country (XC) running shoe ever constructed, though it works great as a road and trail running shoe without the optional spikes.
Great Ground-Feel, Lightweight Design
With the lowest stack height of any Altra model (15 mm), the Golden Spike is a perfect option for runners and athletes seeking good ground-feel. This foot-healthy athletic shoe is compatible with Correct Toes toe spacers, Injinji toe socks, and Strutz Pro or Pedag metatarsal pads. Each Altra Golden Spike shoe weighs about 6.5 oz.
Note: Due to the nature of the materials in the upper, you may experience some color bleeding during the first couple of uses.
- Sock-Like Fit
- Rubber Outsole
- Zero Drop Platform
- FootShape Toe Box
- 15 mm Stack Height
- 3 mm Diecut Footbed
- NFG Certified Product
- Dual Layer EVA Midsole
- Quick-Dry Air Mesh Upper
- Weight (per shoe): ~6.5 oz.
- Removable 5 mm Steel Pike
- Works well with Correct Toes and Injinji toe socks
- Works well with Pedag met pads or Strutz Pro pads
To get the most out of your Altra Golden Spike shoes, please consider the following general sizing suggestion:
The Altra Golden Spike typically runs true to size. If you plan to wear your Golden Spikes with socks, Correct Toes, or other natural footgear, please consider ordering a half size up from your usual running shoe size.
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