Shoe of the Week: Altra King MT

With traction that gives you the feeling of wearing full-length XC spikes and a shock-dampening yet energy-returning midsole, Altra’s new King MT brings something new, different and desirable to the trails. The King MT rides the emerging midsole wave of encapsulated foam compounds—read: boost-like—to give the King MT rebound and durability over many a hard trail miles. The 6.5mm-length Vibram outsole lugs are practically slip proof and, teamed with a full-length rock plate, they give you tremendous confidence that you can land almost any leap or bound. Altra bolsters that confidence with a Velcro strap across the mid-foot for quick lockdown on technical descents or gnarly scrambles. Testers found the sizing was accurate and they welcomed the zero drop and wide toe box that are signatures of the brand.

This is the shoe for you if … you’re looking for a low-profile trail shoe that still gives plenty of energy return and support in the midsole on super technical trails.

Price: $140
9.5 oz. 
Heel-toe offset: 0mm

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