The Altra Running Men’s Superior 3.5 is a lightweight, responsive trail running shoe that even includes a removable StoneGuard rock plate to provide protection and versatility for varying terrain.
As with all Altra Running shoes, it has a FootShape toe box that differs greatly from the aggressive taper of traditional running shoes. This design lets your big toe remain in a straight position while allowing your other toes to spread naturally. This broader cut reduces the risk of bunions, hammer toes, and plantar fasciitis. The shoe also utilizes a Zero Drop platform (height of the heel and the forefront are the same) that encourages a natural stride rather than elevating the heel or manipulating foot position. This is meant to promote better alignment and a more natural posture while on the move which in turn lessens impact.
The durable Air Mesh upper offers excellent breathability and dries quickly should it become wet. Minimal overlays enhance stability without adding bulk or reducing breathability. An integrated 4-point GaiterTrap allows for the easy attachment of Altra gaiters (sold separately). An EVA midsole cushions your foot and a layer of A-Bound cushioning with gridded InnerFlex grooves underfoot enhances responsiveness. Keep the StoneGuard in for challenging terrain that could otherwise bruise or cause underfoot discomfort or remove it entirely to shed weight when conditions don’t call for its protection.
Weighing roughly 10.3 ounces per shoe, the shoe has a stack height of 21 mm. The durable DuraTread rubber outsole delivers excellent traction on a wide array of surfaces.
Sold in pairs and your choice of color options, the Altra Running Men’s Superior 3.5 trail running shoe is available in men’s full and half sizes.
- Highly-durable upper
- 4-point GaiterTrap
- Removable StoneGuard
- DuraTread outsole
- 21mm stack heigh
- 10.3 oz/per shoe
Best Use Running/Fitness Item Weight 1 lb, 4.6 oz/pair Number of Eyelets 6 Type Trail Running Shoe (Pair) Upper Material Quick-Dry Air Mesh Outsole Duratread Rubber Midsole EVA and A-Bound Blend w/ InnerFlex Other Removable StoneGuard rockplate
Real Customer Reviews
- Ultralight shoe without sacrificing quality
Likes: I love altras zero drop and aggressive lug pattern on this shoe. It's also a great looking shoe while remaining highly functional as a trail runner. The rock guard is an added bonus if you're into that.
Dislikes: The sizing ran big for me. In my experience the sizing does not correlate to the lone peak series. The toe box also felt a bit too lightweight for me. It is very pliable and thin. In no way is the quality of the shoe in question though. This is meant to be a UL trail runner. It just didn't fit my personal needs.
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