Altra Rivera 2

Altra Rivera 2

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  • Minimalist running shoe features a zero drop from heel-to-toe
  • Slim FootShape design for a snug fit
  • Responsive cushioning and flexible midsole with grid-like grooves
  • 6 color options
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Product Summary

Altra’s Men’s Rivera 2 is a minimalist running shoe featuring a zero heel-to-toe drop designed to encourage better form and alignment. This sneaker has a moderate amount of Altra’s signature EGO foam offering some, but not too much cushioning. The Slim FootShape provides a snugger fit, intended to promote better alignment with a natural running movement. However, this design may not work for you if you have wider feet or prefer Altra’s signature wide toe boxes.

Runners appreciate the comfort and ergonomically shaped midsole, with one reviewer stating they are “the lightest and most comfortable running shoe” they had ever owned. One common complaint we found in reviews was that the Rivera 2 shows signs of wear and tear with less than 100 miles on them.



Minimalist design

Heel-to-toe drop

0 mm


Moderate Altra EGO foam


Men 7–15


8.8 oz

Stack height

26 mm

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      If you are looking for a minimalist running shoe that offers a moderate amount of cushioning, the Rivera 2 may be a good, middle-of-the-road choice.