I’m an Altra Ambassador!

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter or Facebook, this technically isn’t *news*, but I had to share here because it’s that exciting: I’ve been named a 2017 Altra Ambassador!


I’ve been a fan of Altra since I discovered them last year before the Runner’s World Half & Festival. In the weeks leading up to race weekend, I experienced a nasty plantar fasciitis flare up combined with a Morton’s neuroma that made the last 7 miles of the Rock n Roll Brooklyn Half marathon 7 miles of excruciating pain. But within 10 minutes of switching to Altra’s, the numbness and pain was relieved – and I haven’t looked back since.


I wrote a love story (er, product review) about the Paradigms if you want more technical info on these shoes, but suffice it to say I’m a total convert. Case in point: I lived in them during my Star Wars Rebel Challenge weekend. I raced in a different pair of Paradigms both days, then switched into the super-cute Tokalas for walking around the park and non-running fun:

It’s a huge honor to be in this group – these folks are super dedicated, thrill-seeking, ultra running athletes to their very cores, and just seeing what they’ve done with Altra inspires me to be the best I can be every day.

If you have any questions about what makes Altra so special, feel free to ask – I’m always happy to share the love!

4 thoughts on “I’m an Altra Ambassador!

  1. Oh Jess,
    I am so happy to have clicked on your post this morning-I have been battling the EXACT same foot issues as you!! Plantar fasciitis AND Morton’s neuroma on the 3rd and 4th toes on my right foot! This nagging pain is what has caused me over the past few years to run less and even worse, run through pain and toe numbness during training and races! It’s also caused me to lose a bit of my passion for running too. I have plans to hit either the Altra website or my local running store this weekend to try these shoes and see if these will make the difference for me and hopefully gain back my love of the sport (I’ve only got 3 more half marathons to complete until I hit my goal of 20-Fingers crossed that I can achieve it this year!).

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    • Ah I’m so glad I posed this then! I’m sorry you’re dealing with the same issues – they’re really miserable, and you nailed it: they take the joy out of running! I’d say definitely try the shoes out first if you can, they run small and they’ve got so many styles to choose from. I’m a fan of the Paradigm but they’re super cushy and you may like a lighter shoe. Let me know how it goes, and best of luck! I’m sure you’ll find the solution and crush your half marathon goals pain free! 🙂


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