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. 

**Online inventory levels are not necessarily reflective of our stores' stock levels. If you would like to make a product inquiry at one of our locations, please contact us by phone or social media for in-store details

Men's Altra Escalante 1.5 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra Escalante 1.5 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra Escalante 1.5 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra Escalante 1.5 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra Escalante 1.5 - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra Escalante 1.5 - men's running shoes - Sports 4

Men's Altra Escalante 1.5

Regular price $179.99 Sale price $109.97

Brand: Altra

Support level: Neutral, Natural Movement

Offset (drop) level: 0mm

Weight (approximate): 8.4oz

SKU: ALW1833 G440

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
  • Altra Ego midsole compound with a responsive, yet soft feel for increased energy return
  • 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 - 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 220

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 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 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 Superior 4 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra Superior 4 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra Superior 4 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra Superior 4 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra Superior 4 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra Superior 4 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4

Men's Altra Superior 4

Regular price $159.99 Sale price $129.98

Brand: Altra

Support level: Neutral, Natural Movement

Shoe type: Trail running, minimalist

Offset (drop) level: 0mm

Weight (approximate): 7.9oz

SKU: ALM1953G 420

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
  • Altra Ego - Dual-Nature midsole compound with a responsive, yet soft feel for increased energy return
  • Quantic™ was inspired by a desire to combine the plush feel of Altra EGO™ with a lightweight ride, it cushions every step and floats over any surface
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 Escalante Racer
Men's Escalante Racer
Men's Escalante Racer
Men's Escalante Racer
Men's Escalante Racer
Men's Escalante Racer

Men's 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 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 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
Men's New Balance Minimus X-Trainer 20 v.7 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Minimus X-Trainer 20 v.7 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Minimus X-Trainer 20 v.7 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Minimus X-Trainer 20 v.7 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Minimus X-Trainer 20 v.7 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Minimus X-Trainer 20 v.7 - men's x-trainers - Sports 4

Men's New Balance Minimus X-Trainer 20 v.7

Regular price $129.99

Brand: New Balance 

Support level: Neutral, Natural Movement

Offset (drop) level: 4mm

Weight (approximate): 6.8oz

SKU: MX20MG7

Features:

  • New knit upper is constructed with nylon-infused yarn that form a barrier around the foot for superior protection and lateral support
  • Monomesh windows help increase ventilation
  • Asymmetrical collar made of molded foam offers a more natural fit
  • One-piece Vibram® outsole to provide the reliable traction and ground feel you need to maintain a natural stance during strength training
Men's New Balance Prevail - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Prevail - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Prevail - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Prevail - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Prevail - men's x-trainers - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Prevail - men's x-trainers - Sports 4

Men's New Balance Prevail

Regular price $149.99

Brand: New Balance

Support level: Neutral, natural movement

Shoe type: X-training, HIIT, Crossfit, general weightlifting 

Offset (drop) level: 4mm

Weight (approximate): 10oz

SKU: MXMPL1

Features:

  • Asym collar with molded foam allows for a more natural heel fit
  • Engineered Knit
  • External TPU Heel Counter to increase the stability during your run
  • Innovative REVlite midsole provides premium responsiveness and durability at a 30% lighter weight than other foams with comparable performance
  • Vibram® outsole provides maximum surface contact and multi-directional traction. Vibram is a registered trademark of Vibram S.p.A. All rights reserved.
Men's New Balance Zante Pursuit - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Zante Pursuit - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Zante Pursuit - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Zante Pursuit - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Zante Pursuit - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's New Balance Zante Pursuit - men's running shoes - Sports 4

Men's New Balance Zante Pursuit

Regular price $139.99 Sale price $99.99

Brand: New Balance 

Support level: Neutral

Shoe type: Road running, lightweight trainer, speed shoe

Offset (drop) level: 6mm

Weight (approximate): 7.3oz

SKU: MZANPDO

Features:

  • Bootie construction for a custom like fit
  • Fresh Foam innovative midsole created from a single piece of foam that provides a plush, more natural ride
  • No-sew material application
  • Hypoknit
  • Translucent rubber
Men's ON Cloud X - men's running shoes - Sports 4

Men's ON Cloud X

Regular price $169.99

Brand: ON Running

Support level: Neutral

Shoe type: Road running, lightweight, speed

Offset (drop) level: 6mm

Weight (approximate): 8.0oz

SKU: 20.4005

Features:

  • Highly adaptive rubber Cloud elements cushion both vertical and horizontal forces for a soft landing and start getting you ready to move forward
  • As you strike the ground, the Cloud elements lock firm to form a solid foundation for natural, powerful propulsion
  • Zero-Gravity Foam offers the ultimate in ultralight
  • Advanced abrasion pads ensure superior grip and adds longevity to lightweight