super love this shoe.......but...

By memo (San Antonio Tx) on (May 4, 2013)

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Comments: i have had the superior for 4 months now, and i have about 269 miles on them. I really love the super wide toebox! Its very roomy. The upper is also very comfortable. The overall roomy feel is great and also secure. Now for the buts... The laces are so long that i have to do like 4 knots. I dont see the need for extralong laces, its something a little anoying sometimes. I expected the tread to last a little longer; the area of the forefoot is very worn out(almost flat) so im starting to loose some traction on uphills. Now for the main reason i will not be buying another pair of these. All the trails around my area(San Antonio) are very very rocky and on plenty occasions i have stepped on those little anoying rocks right on the forefoot area. It gets to a point where you think " if i had a better rock plate", too many times. If Altra could come up with a shoe with that same foot shape design that i love( super wide toe box, zero drop, comfy ride) but with a lot more rock protection i would be in for the ride again!

Superior™

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Run any trail with The Superior™, our newest lightweight performance off road shoe. The foot-shaped design provides for maximum foot relaxation and speed, while the Zero Drop™ platform gives you stabilization and better form. Get rugged protection from a lightweight shoe with removable StoneGuard™ rock protection system. The Superior™ also features a CheckerTrail outsole for maximum grip and a two-layer midsole with A-Bound for maximum energy return. Take on the terrain with an inspired trail running shoe.