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Head for the hills in the The Superior™, the performance trail shoe designed specifically for women. With a Zero Drop™ platform for stabilization and foot-shaped design for speed, you can hit the trail with confidence and comfort. The Checker Trail sticky rubber outsole offers superior grip. Don't let its lightweight feel fool you – the removable StoneGuard™ rock protection system protects your feet. Get rugged stability with a refined fit, whether you run to win or hike for fun.

Technical Stuff

  • Ideal Uses: Trail Running, Hiking, Fastpacking
  • Designed to Reduce: Running Slow on the Trail
  • Platform: Zero Drop™ Platform
  • Weight: 6.9 oz.
  • Midsole: Two-Layer EVA / A-Bound™
  • Outsole: Checker Trail Outsole
  • Insole: StoneGuard™
  • Upper: Quick Dry Trail Mesh
  • Lacing Structure: Asymmetric
  • Other Features: Removable StoneGuard Rock Protection, Foot-Shaped Design

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Customer Reviews for the Superior™

Really, really happy
By Angela on Jan 27, 2013
Average Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Picked up these shoes on Thursday. Love them. I need a light, flexible shoe with no motion control. I wanted a shoe that I could use on road as well as off. Looks like I found it. Couldn't have picked a better shoe if I made it myself.
Great shoe so far!
By Runner 4 Life on Jan 24, 2013
Average Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
I have been running in the Provisioness and it's a great shoe, but I needed something with more traction for the winter months. So far the Superior is an excellent shoe. I love the roomy toe box and so far the traction has been great for winter running conditions. I have noticed some soreness in ... (Read more)
OMG These shoes are Heaven Sent
By Steph on Mar 5, 2013
Average Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
After thousands of dollars and years of searching,finally a shoe made for the human foot.This is my third pair of altras in just 2 months.The narrow heel and natural shaped toe bed is perfect.I have a high arch and a hammer toe and my feet are doing great all day at work in these shoes.The only comp... (Read more)
Love them
By MV on Oct 22, 2012
Average Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
I first bought the Intuition 1.5, I loved running in them. However, I wanted a different pair of zero drop shoes that I could wear for work without the very pink color, so I ordered the Superior to use for work. These shoes are very light, and comfortable. I wasn't planning on running on them, un... (Read more)
By ktmchick on Nov 14, 2012
Average Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
I've been running in minimalist shoes for over a year now, but I noticed that as my speed and distance increased, the more sore the soles of my feet would become after doing long, hard trail runs (10+ miles). After researching the Altras, I pulled the plug and bought a pair of the Superior. At fir... (Read more)
Love LOVE Love!
By MrsWalls on Apr 24, 2014
Average Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
I love these shoes. While I was transitioning from my old shoes to the Altra "Superior" I dreaded switching back to my other shoes. They may look a bit goofy with the wider toe box but they are so comfortable that I really don't care what they look like. I normally wear size 7 and I ordered a 7, t... (Read more)
Moving again!
By Nan on Mar 31, 2013
Average Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
After years of knee problems, foot problems (bunions, Morton's neuroma) and arthritis that kept me out of shape and frustrated, Altra's Superior is a dream come true. My therapist used to instruct me to "activate my feet" but I couldn't -- because regular pointy shoes didn't provide any space for my... (Read more)
LLOO-VEEEE my new shoes!!
By Trail Runner on Apr 11, 2013
Average Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
I purchased the Altra Delilah's a few months ago, extremely happy with those so I wantd to check out the Superiors since I mostly trail run. I've had my Altra Superior for a whole week now, did 12 miles the day I bought them...they are FLAWLESS! Doing a race in them this weekend! The only one con I ... (Read more)
Not durable for the price
By LKD on May 22, 2013
Average Rating: 2.0 / 5.0
A first these shoes were amazing. Very light and I could tell with the first run that my knees would feel a lot better. Had no pain or tightness during my run at all. The problem with the shoes is after my second run the black cords along the sides of the shoes ripped off. I probably ran a total of ... (Read more)
sooooo comfortable
By shoegirl on Jun 2, 2013
Average Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
I dont run that much but my husband talked me into this shoe. Used to run in asics and now going back to regular shoes is hard. These are so comfortable and I love having more feel of the road. Just wish there was a way to make comfortable shoes look more stylish...I know, vain.
Almost great
By Off/on trail runner on Jul 16, 2013
Average Rating: 3.0 / 5.0
I really like these trail shoes--they fit great, I can feel the ground, OK when wet/muddy. The main problem I have is that where the joint of my big toe sticks out a bit the mesh fabric tore within 2 months. Hence the three stars. I probably have 60-70 miles on them. This means the shoes cost me ... (Read more)
Love this shoe
By Deb on Sep 30, 2013
Average Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
I suffer from Plantar Fasciitis and these really help. Very comfortable, light, good traction, lots of toe room. Laces are a bit long and the tongue is sometimes tough to get to lie flat. I also have the Provisioness, which I thought would be best for Plantar Fasciitis because of the stability, b... (Read more)
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