Sale: $ MSRP: $

The Altra Superior 1.5 is a versatile trail running shoe on a zero-drop platform, designed for a neutral foot motion.



Trail performance and zero drop meet in the Altra Superior 1.5. This lightweight shoe provides a natural ride with a low-profile midsole platform and a wide, foot-shaped fit to allow for toe splay. A grippy outsole provides multidirectional traction, and a removable rock plate offers protection from trail hazards when you need it.

Model Number:

Weight: 8.5 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: Heel (15mm), Forefoot (15mm)

Available Widths: B=Medium

How it Fits (based on width B)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium to wide
  • Mid-foot: Medium
  • Forefoot: Medium to wide
  • Toe-Box height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Medium to low
  • Shoe Shape: Semi- Straight


  • A-Bound is a recycled, environmentally friendly midsole compound for resilient underfoot protection.
  • Two-Layer EVA midsole foam for durable cushioning.
  • Natural Ride System (NRS) design includes a more natural, foot-shaped last, zero millimeter heel to toe drop, and metatarsal-specific shapes in the outsole to assist in proper foot mechanics and allow for more natural foot movement.
  • Natural Foot Design follows the natural shape of the foot for ultimate comfort.
  • Removable StoneGuard Rock Protection slips underneath the sockliner to disperse shock and protect the feet from rock-bruising. StoneGuard weighs 1.0 oz (Men's size 9).


  • CheckerTrail Outsole uses sticky rubber lugs for superior grip on trails.
  • Trail Rudder in the heel offers control during steep descents.


  • Quick Dry Air Mesh wicks water away from your foot while remaining light and breathable.
  • Heel Claw construction uses a snug fit around the heel for added support.
  • Asymmetrical Lacing Design follows the shape of the foot for improved fit and feel.
  • Off-Road Insoles for underfoot protection and additional comfort.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length fabric for a comfortable underfoot feel.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: I own several pairs of Altra's and... well... I find myself wearing these almost constantly. Although they are a "trail" shoe, I actually totally LOVE these for cross training. (weight lifting, insanity/boot camp classes, plyometrics, and sprints). They have a light amount of cushion (you don't need a ton when you're cross training) and the fact that they are a trail shoe means that the shoe has plenty of lateral (side to side) stability. The grip on the outsole isn't too aggressive so I feel completely stable on indoor surfaces. The foot-shaped toe box allows me to use my toes to stabilize better, and the ZeroDrop allows me to use better form in lower body exercises. (literally saves my knees!) Plus, I agree with the gal below. They're just so dang cute. And now they're on SALE? This is really too good to be true.
From: AJameson. January 6th 2015