MONT BLANC. 10 Key Points by Elliot Froidevaux

March 10 2022

MONT BLANC. 10 Key Points by Elliot Froidevaux
MONT BLANC. 10 Key Points by Elliot Froidevaux

There's been a lot of noise in the running community since the launch of the  Altra Mont Blanc.  We have been waiting quite a while for Altra Ultrarunner Elliot’s review and its finally here.

His review comes after experiencing running on everything including dry dirt, wet muddy,  technical, and hard-packed trails. He has also run in the shoes in everything from hilly tempo 10kms to 50km long steady runs.

Here is his summary for your quick reference: 

  1. The shoe is named after the tallest mountain in Europe, Mont Blanc, and designed specially for the UTMB to be a lightweight, race ready, ultra distance trail shoe.
  2. The shoes look great, it screams research and development.
  3. Especially impressed with the profile of the mid-sole as Altra zero drop can have a little restriction on the smooth transition from heel to toe, but Mont Blanc has the ability to transition very well. It provides forward propulsion, a more efficient stride and as a result, is a faster shoe.
  4. #EGO™️ Max midsole has plenty of bounce and energy return and is durable.
  5. #Vibram #Litebase outsole is holding up beautifully, AND 30% lighter than the regular vibram outsole.
  6. The partnership of #EGO™️ Max and Vibram Litebase outsole is a match made in heaven with a perfect amount of cushioning, bounce, stability and excellent traction.
  7. Upper materials - made with a lightweight rip-stop mono-mesh that is extremely light and see through and very comfortable and slipper-like.
  8. Recommend half size down from your regular Altra shoe size.
  9. Tongue - very minimal padding, you could consider changing the original cylindrical shoe laces to flat shoe laces for better comfort and consider using a reverse runner’s knot. 
  10. Concept-wise, spot on!

For more details of Elliot’s review, click HERE

For more Altra Mont Blanc Review, click HERE

For online purchase of Altra Mont Blanc click HERE


Technical Specifications: 

👟 Ideal Uses: Long Trail Running, Hiking, Fastpacking, Trail Racing

👟 Cushion: Maximum 

👟 Stack Height : 30mm

👟 Weight : 280g (Men's - size US 10.5)





    Places your heel and forefoot the same distance from the ground to encourage proper, low-impact form throughout your trail run.


    Allows your toes to relax and spread out naturally for more comfort and stability in uphill climbs and downhill descents.