|Update:||Altra Superior 4.0|
|Weight:||Men: 9.2oz | Women: 8oz|
|Heel to toe drop:||Men: 0mm | Women: 0mm|
|Arch type:||High arch|
|Strike Pattern:||Forefoot strike|
|Distance:||Daily running | Long distance | Marathon|
|Heel height:||Men: 21mm | Women: 21mm|
|Forefoot height:||Men: 21mm | Women: 21mm|
|Release date:||Dec 2016|
|Type:||Low drop | Zero drop|
|Width:||Normal | Normal|
|Colorways:||Black, Blue, Grey, Purple|
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76 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews
Solid shoe. It has a solid reputation and really good history. I'm happy with this version.
If you’re looking for a trail-running shoe that doesn’t clunk around due to its weight, the Superior 3.0 might be for you. Due to the amount of rubber needed to support the creation of lugs, weight in trail-running shoes is obviously hard to control. However, Altra nails weight on the 3.0.
- The Altra Superior 3.0 comes with small yet significant updates. One of the significant improvement is the sizing of the shoe. To address the concerns from the previous version, the newer version now has accurate sizing.
- The upper of the shoe was also slightly modified to improve durability and it comes with elastic overlays that provided added security.
- The outsole unit of the Superior 3.0 was also modified. The lateral heel flare on the outsole provides enhanced stability and the lugs were enhanced for increased traction.
The Superior 3.0 comes with an enhanced sizing and fit, but many are still complaining about the sizing of the shoe. It is one size smaller and has a medium measurements in the heel and midfoot areas as well as in the forefoot area. Men’s sizes are from 7 to 15 while the women’s are from 5.5 to 12.
The outsole of the Altra Superior 3.0 features the DuraTread element that is formulated for an impressive durability and performance. This is a high-abrasion resistant rubber compound that can withstand the damaging elements while running on the trail.
The shoe also features the TrailClaw technology that provides reliable traction in downhill and uphill running.
The midsole of the shoe uses a lightweight Abound EVA Foam that does not only provide underfoot protection, but also great energy-return for a more responsive, springy ride. This midsole material has also been used in the Altra Superior 4 It works efficiently with the InnerFlex technology that is strategically placed in the midsole to allow the foot to flex comfortably to where it needs to be for an enhanced performance.
The upper of the Altra Superior 3.0 features a fully reinforced upper for maximum strength and durability. It also features the quick-drying mesh material that keeps the foot dry without sacrificing breathability.
This trail shoe also comes with a Velcro gaiter trap that prevents debris from entering the shoe while running on the trail. The asymmetrical lacing design of the shoe also provides an enhanced feel and fit.