In Every Shoe

Altra's Secret Sauce

With a Roomy Toe Box and Zero to Low Drop, our shoes are built to keep you comfortable and keep you running. We're here to help you move the way you were designed to.

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How's it feel?

Ride Experience

Fast

It’s light, fast, and designed with speed in mind. Stay efficient with a high turnover on speedwork or race day that’s bound to earn you some PRs.

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Cushion

High

cushion

Key Specs

Weight
8.1 oz / 229 g
Stability
Neutral
Stack Height
36mm
Heel-to-Toe Drop
0mm
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MEN'S VANISH CARBON 2

What's it got?

Boost your speed with carbon
Boost your speed with carbon

A lightweight carbon fiber plate naturally flexes with your foot, providing added boost and propulsion.

Lightweight + responsive performance
Lightweight + responsive performance

Strive for performance and speed with enough airy foam for a slight cushion in the lightweight, race-day ready Altra EGO™ PRO midsole foam.

Efficient toe-off and natural propulsion
Efficient toe-off and natural propulsion

A rocker shape is designed to give the feeling of being propelled forward with each step and provides an efficient toe-off without taking away from your natural stride.

Roomy toe box for natural movement
Roomy toe box for natural movement

Plenty of room for your toes to move freely, with a snug midfoot.

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Vanish Carbon 2
Frank Lara Vanish Carbon 2
Athlete Testimonial
Frank Lara Vanish Carbon 2
The VC2 has allowed me to train at a high level without worrying how I'm going to feel the next day. I have full confidence my next breakthrough race will be in the Vanish-C 2 and I'm beyond excited to wear it.
Frank Lara
Boulder, CO
Altra Running
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