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Rivera 2 Running Shoe - Men's

3.661764705882353 out of 5 stars
68 Reviews
Current price: $77.97 Original price: $129.95
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Why We Like The Rivera 2 Running Shoe

Back again with the same smooth yet responsive feel we loved about the first edition, Altra's Rivera 2 continues to meet our running needs with a slim and sleek design. Altra's tried and true EGO midsole has been crafted with grid-like grooves that provide ultimate flexibility, allowing our feet to perform the way they naturally want to. These running shoes are positioned with zero drop, providing us with better alignment and form while we traverse. Altra finished these impressive shoes off with a lightweight, breathable, and now much softer mesh upper so we can run longer and farther without sweaty, sweltering feet.


  • Smooth, responsive running shoe with a snug fit and sleek look
  • Balanced Cushioning is drop-free for better form and low impact
  • Zero drop encourages a natural gait and midfoot strike
  • Updated engineered mesh upper is softer and more breathable
  • Footpod outsole technology maps foot structure and moves naturally
  • Grid-like midsole structure provides responsive flexibility
  • Item #ATRQ037
Upper Material
synthetic mesh
Altra Ego
Support Type
Heel / Forefoot Height
Claimed Weight
[single] 8.8oz
Manufacturer Warranty
300 - 500 miles
road running

Overall Rating

3.5 based on 68 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 12 reviews
2 Stars - 5 reviews
3 Stars - 8 reviews
4 Stars - 12 reviews
5 Stars - 31 reviews

Fits True To Size

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1 out of 5 stars

May 31, 2023

Absolutely terrible!

I've used it several times
Size Bought:

I am a very sporadic runner. I have had these shoes for maybe 45 days. They are already falling apart. The grip is separating from the bottom of the shoe in multiple places. The fabric is tearing along the sides. I normally purchase New Balance. I wish I had stayed with them. I ignored the other 1 star reviews that indicated the same issues that I am facing now. So shame on me. The return policy elapses at 30 days.

Oberton S
5 out of 5 stars

May 27, 2023

Absolutly love these shoes

My issue is not with the product. I recommend to every patient i can. I wisheds there was a referal program for practitioners. Take care of the ones that take care of you.


Originally reviewed on altrafootwear.com

1 out of 5 stars

May 27, 2023

Foot shaped but way too narrow

After putting in 2k miles on my Torin 4s it was time for a new shoe. The Rivera seemed to be a good choice but it's too narrow and feel flat. No life at all. I'm happily back in my 2k mile Torin 4s!

Trail Jogger

Originally reviewed on altrafootwear.com

4 out of 5 stars

May 1, 2023

Altra has sold out

Unfortunately Altra has sold out. Their "slim" is far too slim, their "standard" is almost good enough but still too slim to truly be comfortable. And they don't seem to offer any in their original width anymore. Nobody else is trying to compete with them in this area, so this is the best we have for now.


Originally reviewed on altrafootwear.com

2 out of 5 stars

April 30, 2023

2nd Pair of Rivera's

ordered these as a easy day/recovery shoe, as they were great last time. feels like there's nothing underfoot, and I am running barefoot on the road! prob go back to the Escalante after these wear out


Originally reviewed on altrafootwear.com

1 out of 5 stars

April 24, 2023

LOVE Altra - but sometimes they are so dissapointing

I love Altra shoes. However, buying from Altra is SO frustrating. I have a pair of Rivera 2 in 9.5. I bought a second EXACT pair and they are SHOCKINGLY larger. In addition, the shoes came with 2 right foot insoles. It is almost like Altra has no quality control.


Originally reviewed on altrafootwear.com

4 out of 5 stars

April 21, 2023

great sneakers

a few comments. Comfort wise, they are great. I wish they had a slightly higher stack height. The only issue I have is the laces come undone all day long


Originally reviewed on altrafootwear.com

5 out of 5 stars

March 5, 2023

Had to go up half a size

I wear 11 women's and usually 9.5 men's in Rivera. I had to go up half a size in the men's Rivera 2. I won't even bother trying the women's sizing as the men's 10 fits perfect. Go up a half size when you're transferring from women's sizes and the original Rivera.

Katie K

Originally reviewed on altrafootwear.com

5 out of 5 stars

March 4, 2023

I will keep buying this shoe again and again.

Have purchased 5 pairs in past year, these are my go to shoe for all road running at 40 plus miles per week. Most comfortable Altra I have owned. I purchased 2 extra pair of shoes in case Altra makes drastic changes to this shoe/model, as they seem to do to most of their shoes (Torin is a good example of how Altra changes their shoes and not for the better).

Altra Shoe Guy

Originally reviewed on altrafootwear.com

5 out of 5 stars

February 28, 2023

Nice Fit and Feel for Narrow Feet

Fits great for narrow feet. Extra room in the toe-box, but not too much. Has just the right amount of cushioning. I think I found my new go to.


Originally reviewed on altrafootwear.com