Many running shoes sport significant heel-to-toe drop, which can help certain runners with stride, cadence, footstrike, form, and more. However, cross-training and gym workouts are best executed in zero-drop shoes like Altra Running’s Solstice XT2, which fosters a more natural stance. Lightweight and low-profile yet still resilient and supportive, the Solstice XT2’s are perfect for lifting, circuit workouts, CrossFit, and more. That said, the Solstice XT2 is extremely versatile and quite capable of clocking miles in between gym work, too—and we expect nothing less from Altra given the brand’s storied history on track and trail.
- Weight: 10 oz / 284 g
- Midsole: High Abrasion EVA
- Outsole: Athletic Rubber Outsole
- Cushion: Low
- Stack Height: 23mm
- Upper: Breathable updated forefoot mesh