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

Men's Altra Escalante

Regular price $179.99 Sale price $109.98

Brand: Altra

Support level: Neutral, Natural Movement

Offset (drop) level: 0mm

Weight (approximate): 8.2oz

SKU: AFM1733-3

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
  • 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
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 $149.99

Brand: Altra

Support level: Neutral, Natural Movement

Offset (drop) level: 0mm

Weight (approximate): 7.9oz

SKU: ALM1833 G010

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

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 Altra Escalante 2

Regular price $179.99

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 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 $139.98

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 Lone Peak 4 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra Lone Peak 4 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra Lone Peak 4 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra Lone Peak 4 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra Lone Peak 4 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra Lone Peak 4 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4

Men's Altra Lone Peak 4

Regular price $159.99

Brand: Altra

Support level: Neutral, Natural Movement

Shoe type: Trail running, minimalist

Offset (drop) level: 0mm

Weight (approximate): 10.2oz

SKU: ALM1855F 061

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 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 Solstice - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra Solstice - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra Solstice - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra Solstice - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra Solstice - men's running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra Solstice - men's running shoes - Sports 4

Men's Altra Solstice

Regular price $119.99

Brand: Altra

Support level: Neutral

Shoe type: Road running, minimalist, barefoot

Offset (drop) level: 0mm

Weight (approximate): 6.9oz

SKU: ALM1836 P442

Features:

  • Places your heel and forefoot the same distance from the ground to encourage proper, low-impact form throughout your run
  • Foot Shape Toe BoxAllows your toes to relax and spread out naturally for more comfort and stability in uphill climbs and downhill descents
  • Grid-like grooves in the midsole allow your foot to flex while being lighter, for more speed and better performance
  • An outsole technology that actually maps the bones and tendons of your foot to help it bend and move naturally
Men's Altra Superior 3.5 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra Superior 3.5 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra Superior 3.5 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra Superior 3.5 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra Superior 3.5 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4
Men's Altra Superior 3.5 - men's trail running shoes - Sports 4

Men's Altra Superior 3.5

Regular price $159.99 Sale price $139.99

Brand: Altra

Support level: Neutral, Natural Movement

Offset (drop) level: 0mm

Weight (approximate): 9.6oz

SKU: AFM1853 7

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

  • DuraTread™ is a durable outsole rubber made to last long and offer great grip on both tame and technical terrain

  • Sandwiched between the A-Bound and EVA midsole, the StoneGuard offers flexible protection from rugged terrain by deflecting rocks into the midsole for a smooth, stable ride
  • TrailClaw™ are canted lugs positioned strategically beneath the metatarsals to provide traction at toe off

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

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