Ready to rumble.
You don't slip on running shoes for anything less than a peak-bagging trail race or mud-rich obstacle course, and that's exactly what you demand of the Men's Altra King MT 1.5 Trail Running Shoe. Built specifically for mountain running, the King MT features a Vibram MegaGrip outsole, complete with 6mm lugs that are ready to rip, grip, break, and provide medial support in all sorts of conditions— especially the untrekked kind.
Now on it's second run around the rough and tumble trail, the King MT 1.5 features a new upper with reinforced mesh for enhanced durability, as well as drainage features for all that wet muck you're tearing apart. The FootLock strap has also been moved medially and lower down on the arch for a more comfortable feel. It's kept the Altra Ego midsole, which attenuates shock and promotes energetic response for reduced foot fatigue, and still features Altra's signature Zero Drop platform and FootShape toe box. The former encourages natural alignment of the feet and back while the latter lets your toes relax, giving you more stability and power on the trail.
- Trail running shoe for stone crushers and mud lovers
- Durable nylon provides quick-drying and water-draining comfort
- Vibram 6mm lugs eat muddy, rocky trails for breakfast
- Midsole combines springy response with cushioning comfort
- Drainage points in toes and mid-foot assist with trail comfort
- Altra focuses on eliminating common injuries using smart designs
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 11.5
I have a little over 300 miles of trail on this pair and they have performed very well. lots of room in the toe box, and a secure heel. the midfoot strap is nice, but unnecessary IMO. the sole is quite sticky, but I find the lugs to be a little excessive for the type of running I do, but as far as I know Altra doesn't offer a less aggressive shoe that is this close to the ground. my only complaint is that the tongue slips to the outside on both shoes(its done this since day one.)
overall I am very happy with them, and feel they wear very well, I expect to have over 350 miles on them when I retire this pair in a week or so.