Men's Minimalist/Transitional Running Shoes

Shop our selection of performance running shoes, including products from New Balance, Brooks, Asics, Saucony, Merrell, Inov8, Topo, Altra, Nike, and more to come. 

If you are unsure about the type of footwear you should be using for your activity regimen, you can visit either of our 2 Ottawa based stores to have a proper fitting consultation with one of our trained Fit Specialists. 

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Men's Altra Escalante  2.5
Men's Altra Escalante  2.5
Men's Altra Escalante  2.5
Men's Altra Escalante  2.5
Men's Altra Escalante  2.5
Men's Altra Escalante  2.5
Men's Altra Escalante  2.5
Men's Altra Escalante  2.5

Men's Altra Escalante 2.5

Regular price $179.99

Brand: Altra

Support level: Neutral, Natural Movement

Shoe type: Road running, lightweight, minimal support

Offset (drop) level: 0mm

Stack Height: 24mm

Weight (approximate): 8.5oz

SKU: AL0A4VQA 233

Features:

  • New and improved sock-like knit upper is lightweight, breathable, and supremely comfortable
  • Altra's FootShape™ Toe Box allows the toes to relax and spread out naturally and the big toe to remain in a straight position for maxium stability and power
  • Balanced cushioning places your heel and forefoot the same distance from the ground to encourage proper, low-impact form
  • Altra Ego midsole compound with a responsive, yet soft feel for increased energy return
  • Increased decoupling in the Altra EGO™ midsole and outsole for more flexibility
  • Innerflex - Grid-like grooves in the midsole allow your foot to flex while being lighter, for more speed and better performance
  • Footpod Technology - An outsole technology that actually maps the bones and tendons of your foot to help it bend and move naturally.
Men's Altra Escalante 2 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra Escalante 2 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra Escalante 2 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra Escalante 2 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra Escalante 2 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra Escalante 2 - men's running shoes - Sports 4

Men's Altra Escalante 2

Regular price $179.99 Sale price $119.99

Brand: Altra

Support level: Neutral, Natural Movement

Shoe type: Road running, lightweight, minimal support

Offset (drop) level: 0mm

Weight (approximate): 8.8oz

SKU: ALM1933G 000

Features:

  • Altra's FootShape™ Toe Box allows the toes to relax and spread out naturally and the big toe to remain in a straight position for maxium stability and power
  • Balanced cushioning places your heel and forefoot the same distance from the ground to encourage proper, low-impact form
  • Altra Ego midsole compound with a responsive, yet soft feel for increased energy return
  • Increased decoupling in the Altra EGO™ midsole and outsole for more flexibility
  • New knit with more perforations has increased the breathability while still maintaining that classic Escalante comfort but with a more secure fit for better performance
  • Innerflex - Grid-like grooves in the midsole allow your foot to flex while being lighter, for more speed and better performance
  • Footpod Technology - An outsole technology that actually maps the bones and tendons of your foot to help it bend and move naturally
Men's Altra Escalante 2.5
Men's Altra Escalante 2.5
Men's Altra Escalante 2.5
Men's Altra Escalante 2.5
Men's Altra Escalante 2.5
Men's Altra Escalante 2.5

Men's Altra Escalante 2.5

Regular price $179.99

Brand: Altra

Support level: Neutral, Natural Movement

Shoe type: Road running, lightweight, minimal support

Offset (drop) level: 0mm

Stack Height: 24mm

Weight (approximate): 8.5oz

SKU: AL0A4VOA 000

Features:

  • New and improved sock-like knit upper is lightweight, breathable, and supremely comfortable
  • Altra's FootShape™ Toe Box allows the toes to relax and spread out naturally and the big toe to remain in a straight position for maxium stability and power
  • Balanced cushioning places your heel and forefoot the same distance from the ground to encourage proper, low-impact form
  • Altra Ego midsole compound with a responsive, yet soft feel for increased energy return
  • Increased decoupling in the Altra EGO™ midsole and outsole for more flexibility
  • Innerflex - Grid-like grooves in the midsole allow your foot to flex while being lighter, for more speed and better performance
  • Footpod Technology - An outsole technology that actually maps the bones and tendons of your foot to help it bend and move naturally
Men's Altra Escalante Racer
Men's Altra Escalante Racer
Men's Altra Escalante Racer
Men's Altra Escalante Racer
Men's Altra Escalante Racer
Men's Altra Escalante Racer

Men's Altra Escalante Racer

Regular price $189.99


Race-ready road shoe is built for speed and performance.  The static mesh upper is the perfect combination of comfortable, lightweight and breathable.

 

Category:  Neutral

Stack Height:  22mm

Drop: Zero

Weight: 5.7oz/162g

SKU: ALM1933B 043

MEN'S ALTRA ESCALANTE RACER
MEN'S ALTRA ESCALANTE RACER
MEN'S ALTRA ESCALANTE RACER
MEN'S ALTRA ESCALANTE RACER
MEN'S ALTRA ESCALANTE RACER
MEN'S ALTRA ESCALANTE RACER

MEN'S ALTRA ESCALANTE RACER

Regular price $189.99

Race-ready road shoe is built for speed and performance.  The static mesh upper is the perfect combination of comfortable, lightweight and breathable.

 

Category:  Neutral

Stack Height:  22mm

Drop: Zero

Weight: 5.7oz/162g

SKU: ALM1933B 031

Men's Altra King MT - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra King MT - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra King MT - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra King MT - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra King MT - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra King MT - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4

Men's Altra King MT

Regular price $189.99 Sale price $119.97

Brand: Altra

Support level: Neutral, Natural Movement

Shoe type: Trail running, barefoot

Offset (drop) level: 0mm

Weight (approximate): 9.7oz

SKU: AFM1752 1

Staff picks: Bridget

  • Vibram outsole and aggressive tread pattern  provide excellent grip on trails and in winter conditions
  • Loves to the wider/roomy fit because it accommodates thicker socks in colder temperatures, and allows for natural foot splay
  • Altra Ego midsole is very comfortable

Features:

  • Altra's FootShape™ Toe Box allows the toes to relax and spread out naturally and the big toe to remain in a straight position for maxium stability and power
  • Zero Drop™ Platform that places the heel and forefoot the same distance from the ground for natural alignment and a low-impact landing
  • GAITERTRAP™ is an innovative hook-and-loop tab that secures your gaiters to your trail shoe to keep dirt and debris out

  • High performance Vibram sticky rubber compound featuring unparalleled grip on wet and dry surfaces, rugged longevity and optimal ground adaptability
  • Altra Ego midsole compound with a responsive, yet soft feel for increased energy return
  • StoneGuard offers flexible protection from rugged terrain by deflecting rocks into the midsole for a smooth, stable ride
  • Canted lugs positioned strategically beneath the metatarsals to provide traction at toe off
  •  Adjustable midfoot strap to hep securely lock your foot in on steep descents and uneven terrain
Men's Altra King MT 2
Men's Altra King MT 2
Men's Altra King MT 2
Men's Altra King MT 2
Men's Altra King MT 2
Men's Altra King MT 2

Men's Altra King MT 2

Regular price $189.99 Sale price $139.98

Brand: Altra

Support level: Neutral, Natural Movement

Shoe type: Trail running, barefoot

Offset (drop) level: 0mm

Weight (approximate): 8.7oz

SKU: ALM1952G 080

Features:

  • Altra's FootShape™ Toe Box allows the toes to relax and spread out naturally and the big toe to remain in a straight position for maximum stability and power
  • Zero Drop™ Platform that places the heel and forefoot the same distance from the ground for natural alignment and a low-impact landing
  • GAITERTRAP™ is an innovative hook-and-loop tab that secures your gaiters to your trail shoe to keep dirt and debris out

  • High performance Vibram sticky rubber compound featuring unparalleled grip on wet and dry surfaces, rugged longevity and optimal ground adaptability
  • Altra Ego midsole compound with a responsive, yet soft feel for increased energy return
  • StoneGuard offers flexible protection from rugged terrain by deflecting rocks into the midsole for a smooth, stable ride
  • Canted lugs positioned strategically beneath the metatarsals to provide traction at toe off
  •  Adjustable midfoot strap to hep securely lock your foot in on steep descents and uneven terrain
MEN'S ALTRA LONE PEAK 5
MEN'S ALTRA LONE PEAK 5
MEN'S ALTRA LONE PEAK 5
MEN'S ALTRA LONE PEAK 5
MEN'S ALTRA LONE PEAK 5
MEN'S ALTRA LONE PEAK 5

MEN'S ALTRA LONE PEAK 5

Regular price $174.99

Brand: Altra

Support level: Neutral, Natural Movement

Shoe type: Trail running, minimalist

Offset (drop) level: 0mm

Weight (approximate): 11.1oz

SKU: AL0A4VQE 209

Features:

  • Balanced Cushioning - Places your heel and forefoot the same distance from the ground to encourage proper, low-impact form throughout your trail run
  • Footshaped Toe Box - Allows your toes to relax and spread out naturally for more comfort and stability in uphill climbs and downhill descents
  • Gaitor Trap - Hook-and-loop tab allows strapless gaiter attachment that prevents debris from building up beneath the shoe
  • Trailclaw - Canted lugs positioned strategically beneath the metatarsals to provide traction at toe off
  • Maxtrac - A perfect combination of grip, traction and durability that will eat up gnarly terrain like a boss
MEN'S ALTRA LONE PEAK 5
MEN'S ALTRA LONE PEAK 5
MEN'S ALTRA LONE PEAK 5
MEN'S ALTRA LONE PEAK 5
MEN'S ALTRA LONE PEAK 5
MEN'S ALTRA LONE PEAK 5

MEN'S ALTRA LONE PEAK 5

Regular price $174.99

Brand: Altra

Support level: Neutral 

Shoe type: Trail running

Offset (drop) level: 0mm

Weight (approximate): 11.1 oz

SKU:  AL0A4VQE 660

Features:

  • Signature FootShape™ comfort gives your feet more space to sit naturally and is designed to address biological differences in men's and women's feet
  • Balanced Cushioning™ platform positions your heel and forefoot at an equal distance from the ground, encouraging better alignment, better form, and a low impact landing
  • Quantic™ foam offers a luxurious and lightweight cushioned midsole, designed for miles and miles of comfort
  • Innerflex - These grid-like grooves in the midsole are designed to provide flexibility and movement
  • MaxTrac™ outsole provides the perfect combination of grip, traction, and durability on all types of terrain
  • Trailclaw canted lugs on the outsole are strategically placed beneath the metatarsals to provide added traction underfoot
  • Hook-and-loop tab allows our strapless gaiter to easily attach to the shoe, adding protection against rocks and debris
Men's Altra One v.3 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra One v.3 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra One v.3 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra One v.3 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra One v.3 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra One v.3 - men's running shoes - Sports 4

Men's Altra One v.3

Regular price $129.99 Sale price $109.98

Brand: Altra

Support level: Neutral, Natural Movement

Offset (drop) level: 0mm

Weight (approximate): 7.6oz

SKU: AFM1734 3

Features:

  • Altra's FootShape™ Toe Box allows the toes to relax and spread out naturally and the big toe to remain in a straight position for maxium stability and power
  • The Fit4Her™ technology means we customize every women's shoe to the unique anatomy of the female foot
  • Zero Drop™ Platform that places the heel and forefoot the same distance from the ground for natural alignment and a low-impact landing
  • Innerflex - Grid-like grooves in the midsole allow your foot to flex while being lighter, for more speed and better performance
Men's Altra Rivera
Men's Altra Rivera
Men's Altra Rivera
Men's Altra Rivera
Men's Altra Rivera
Men's Altra Rivera

Men's Altra Rivera

Regular price $174.99

Brand: Altra

Support level: Neutral 

Shoe type: Road running, high mileage, highly cushioned

Offset (drop) level: 0mm

Weight (approximate): 9.1

SKU:  AL0A4VQL 020

Features:

  • Signature FootShape™ comfort gives your feet more space to sit naturally and is designed to address biological differences in men's and women's feet
  • Balanced Cushioning™ platform positions your heel and forefoot at an equal distance from the ground, encouraging better alignment, better form, and a low impact landing
  • Innerflex - These grid-like grooves in the midsole are designed to provide flexibility and movement
  • Footpod outsole technology actually maps the bones and tendons of your foot to encourage natural movement underfoot
Men's Altra Superior 4.5
Men's Altra Superior 4.5
Men's Altra Superior 4.5
Men's Altra Superior 4.5
Men's Altra Superior 4.5
Men's Altra Superior 4.5

Men's Altra Superior 4.5

Regular price $149.99

Brand: Altra

Support level: Neutral 

Shoe type: Trail running

Offset (drop) level: 0mm

Weight (approximate): 8.9

SKU:  AL0A4VQB 000

Features:

  • Signature FootShape™ comfort gives your feet more space to sit naturally and is designed to address biological differences in men's and women's feet
  • Balanced Cushioning™ platform positions your heel and forefoot at an equal distance from the ground, encouraging better alignment, better form, and a low impact landing
  • Quantic™ foam offers a luxurious and lightweight cushioned midsole, designed for miles and miles of comfort
  • Innerflex - These grid-like grooves in the midsole are designed to provide flexibility and movement
  • MaxTrac™ outsole provides the perfect combination of grip, traction, and durability on all types of terrain
  • Trailclaw canted lugs on the outsole are strategically placed beneath the metatarsals to provide added traction underfoot
  • Hook-and-loop tab allows our strapless gaiter to easily attach to the shoe, adding protection against rocks and debris
Men's Altra Torin 4 Plush
Men's Altra Torin 4 Plush
Men's Altra Torin 4 Plush
Men's Altra Torin 4 Plush

Men's Altra Torin 4 Plush

Regular price $179.99 Sale price $149.99

Brand: Altra

Support level: Neutral, Natural Movement, Cushioned

Shoe type: Road running

Offset (drop) level: 0mm

Stack height: 26mm

Weight (approximate): 9.1oz

SKU: ALM1937K 232

Features:

  • Altra's FootShape™ Toe Box allows the toes to relax and spread out naturally and the big toe to remain in a straight position for maxium stability and power
  • Balanced cushioning places your heel and forefoot the same distance from the ground to encourage proper, low-impact form
  • Quantic™ combines the plush feel of Altra EGO™ with a lightweight ride, it cushions every step and floats over any surface
  • Footpod Technology - An outsole technology that actually maps the bones and tendons of your foot to help it bend and move naturally
Men's Brooks Pureflow 7 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Brooks Pureflow 7 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Brooks Pureflow 7 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Brooks Pureflow 7 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Brooks Pureflow 7 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Brooks Pureflow 7 - men's running shoes - Sports 4

Men's Brooks Pureflow 7

Regular price $129.99

Brand: Brooks

Support level: Neutral

Offset (drop) level: 4mm

Weight (approximate): 8.9oz

SKU: 1102751D 048

Features:

  • BioMoGo DNA midsole cushioning dynamically adapts to your stride
  • A clean design delivers a light, flexible ride so you can focus on putting one foot in front of the other
  • A flexible sole directs impact away from your body for a plush feel underfoot
  • Stretch-woven upper and soft internal bootie allow your feet to feel comfortable and unrestricted
  • Rounded heel provides better alignment, minimizing stress on joints
Men's Brooks PureGrit 8 - women's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Brooks PureGrit 8 - women's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Brooks PureGrit 8 - women's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Brooks PureGrit 8 - women's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Brooks PureGrit 8 - women's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Brooks PureGrit 8 - women's trail running shoes - Sports 4

Men's Brooks PureGrit 8

Regular price $144.99 Sale price $129.99

Brand: Brooks

Support level: Neutral, Natural Movement

Shoe type: Trail, lightweight

Offset (drop) level: 4mm

Weight (approximate): 9.3oz

SKU: 110313 076

  • BioMoGo DNA midsole cushioning dynamically adapts to your stride
  • An updated stretch woven upper provides lightweight durability
  • An Ariaprene™ tongue provides a secure fit, quickly drains water, and repels the dirt and debris that thought they could hitch a free ride.
  • Confidently dig and grip into any surface with a mix of splay lugs, hex lugs and our exclusive sticky rubber outsole
  • A rounded heel provides better alignment, minimizing stress on joints
  • The Ballistic Rock Shield protects against potential surface hazards
Men's Escalante 2.5
Men's Escalante 2.5
Men's Escalante 2.5
Men's Escalante 2.5
Men's Escalante 2.5
Men's Escalante 2.5

Men's Escalante 2.5

Regular price $179.99

ESCALANTE 2.5 

Comfortable, casual and capable. 

Sock-like upper is breathable, lightweight and supremly comfortable.

Category:  Neutral

Cushion: Moderate

Stack Height: 24mm

Drop:  Zero

Weight: 8.5 oz/241g

SKU: AL0A4VQA 000

 

Men's Escalante 2.5
Men's Escalante 2.5
Men's Escalante 2.5
Men's Escalante 2.5
Men's Escalante 2.5
Men's Escalante 2.5

Men's Escalante 2.5

Regular price $179.99


Comfortable, casual and capable.  Sock-like upper is lightweight, breathable and supremly comfortable.

 

Category: Neutral

Stack Height: 24mm

Drop: Zero

Weight: 8.5oz/241g

SKU: AL0A4VQA 408

Men's Inov8 F-Lite 245
Men's Inov8 F-Lite 245
Men's Inov8 F-Lite 245
Men's Inov8 F-Lite 245
Men's Inov8 F-Lite 245
Men's Inov8 F-Lite 245

Men's Inov8 F-Lite 245

Regular price $169.99

Brand: Inov8

Support level: Neutral

Shoe type: X-training, natural movement

Offset (drop) level: 3mm

Weight (approximate): 8.6oz

SKU: 000924 BKGU

Features:

  • F-LITE Simplicity done right – super lightweight training shoe, perfect for functional fitness and running.
  • A highly-breathable, knitted upper fabric gives a natural, ergonomic fit, allowing the shoe to adapt to the foot in motion.
  • STICKY GRIP rubber gum outsole for outstanding underfoot grip. 
  • ROPE-TEC technology and a POWERFLOW midsole - ensuring you are ready for whatever your workout throws at you.
Men's Inov8 X-Talon 230 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Inov8 X-Talon 230 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Inov8 X-Talon 230 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Inov8 X-Talon 230 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Inov8 X-Talon 230 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Inov8 X-Talon 230 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4

Men's Inov8 X-Talon 230

Regular price $169.99 Sale price $99.97

Brand: Inov8 

Support level: Neutral, natural movement

Shoe type: Trail running, soft terrain, obstacle course racing

Offset (drop) level: 6mm

Weight (approximate): 8.1oz

SKU: 000710 BKRD

Features:

  • New industry-leading STICKY GRIP rubber delivers better traction than its predecessor over both wet and dry underfoot conditions
  • 8mm studs not only claw through soft terrain but also hold firm on harder ground
  • META-PLATE is a rock plate that protects the underfoot from sharp rocks
  • Powerflow+ midsole technology delivers 10% better shock absorption and 25% better energy return than standard midsoles
  • The upper materials, protective rand and gusseted tongue are all non-water-absorbing, meaning the shoe remains at its lightweight best
Men's Merrel Trail Glove 5
Men's Merrel Trail Glove 5
Men's Merrel Trail Glove 5
Men's Merrel Trail Glove 5
Men's Merrel Trail Glove 5
Men's Merrel Trail Glove 5

Men's Merrel Trail Glove 5

Regular price $149.99

Brand: Merrell

Support level: Neutral, Natural movement

Offset (Drop): 0mm

Weight (approximate): 7.2oz

SKU: J599683

Features:

  • Enhanced proprioception and stability during variable movement
  • Barefoot profile for a glove-like fit
  • TrailProtect™ pad offers underfoot protection 
  • Hyperlock™ TPU film heel counter for security
  • 0mm offset and low stack profile for a connected feel
Men's Merrell Vapor Glove 4
Men's Merrell Vapor Glove 4
Men's Merrell Vapor Glove 4
Men's Merrell Vapor Glove 4
Men's Merrell Vapor Glove 4
Men's Merrell Vapor Glove 4

Men's Merrell Vapor Glove 4

Regular price $119.99

Brand: Merrell

Support level: Neutral, Natural Movement

Offset (drop) level: 0mm

Weight (approximate): 6oz

SKU: J50393

Features:

  • Cordura® mesh and TPU upper
  • Hyperlock™ TPU film heel counter for security
  • Barefoot shape, with a glove-like fit
  • Durable Vibram rubber outsole for increased traction
  • Breathable mesh lining
Men's Merrell Vapor Glove 4
Men's Merrell Vapor Glove 4
Men's Merrell Vapor Glove 4
Men's Merrell Vapor Glove 4

Men's Merrell Vapor Glove 4

Regular price $119.99

Brand: Merrell

Support level: Neutral, Natural Movement

Offset (drop) level: 0mm

Weight (approximate): 6oz

SKU: J066285

Features:

  • Cordura® mesh and TPU upper
  • Hyperlock™ TPU film heel counter for security
  • Barefoot shape, with a glove-like fit
  • Durable Vibram rubber outsole for increased traction
  • Breathable mesh lining
Men's New Balance Minimus TR
Men's New Balance Minimus TR
Men's New Balance Minimus TR
Men's New Balance Minimus TR
Men's New Balance Minimus TR
Men's New Balance Minimus TR
Men's New Balance Minimus TR
Men's New Balance Minimus TR

Men's New Balance Minimus TR

Regular price $149.99

Brand: New Balance

Support level: Neutral

Shoe type: Cross-training, Crossfit, HIIT, minimalist

Offset (drop) level: 4mm

Weight (approximate): 8oz

SKU: MXMTRLK1

Features:

  • Lace closure for a snug, secure fit
  • Mesh upper designed for a lightweight feel and enhanced airflow
  • Midsole with full rubber coverage delivers added cushioning for enhanced comfort and impressive support
  • Minimus construction and premium liners allow for a sock-free training session
  • No sew overlays provide a sleek fit and feel
  • TPU-infused design and reaction-diffusion engineering for exceptional durability
  • Underfoot rubber for unmatched traction and a stable base
Men's New Balance Minimus Trail 10 v.1 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Minimus Trail 10 v.1 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Minimus Trail 10 v.1 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Minimus Trail 10 v.1 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Minimus Trail 10 v.1 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Minimus Trail 10 v.1 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4

Men's New Balance Minimus Trail 10 v.1

Regular price $149.99

Brand: New Balance 

Support level: Neutral, Natural Movement

Offset (drop) level: 4mm

Weight (approximate): 7.4oz

SKU: MT10SB

Features:

  • Vibram® outsole with flex grooves
  • Premium performance foam provides lightweight support
  • Midfoot wrap helps your foot stay in place
  • Odor-resistant treatment to reduce odor
  • Synthetic/mesh upper