Comments: A great escape from Hokas. I have a foot ailment that requires me to run in a shoe with a lot of underfoot protection, so Hokas seemed like my best option, until the Olympus came along. These shoes are light, flexible and still offer a lot of underfoot protection. My one complaint for this shoe would be that the tread is not aggressive enough, and you tend to slip and slide on muddy trail. Hopefully, Altra will make some tread adjustments on the next version. Overall I would give this shoe 4 out of 5 stars.
From: Lane, Pineville, LA USA. 3/17/14
Comments: Great shoes. They aren't HOKA's but they have helped me improve my running form. You can feel the difference in cushioning between the Hoka Bondi B's and the Olympus (Hoka's feel like they have more) but the Altra's have helped me improve my turnover and running form. For me, they are a great compliment to my Hoka's. The wide toe box is great and the shoes are really comfortable, no hot spots or blisters. I've run three separate ten milers in them (both trail and on roads) and the Altra's have performed well. The quick dry mesh really dries out quickly and the shoes have plenty of support over all types of terrain. I would recommend these shoes for people who want to compliment their Hoka's or don't necessarily need all the cushion that Hoka provides.
From: G, USA. 2/10/14