Altra Updates Its Terrain-Tackling King MT Trail Shoe

Altra’s most aggressive trail shoe—the King MT 1.5—now has improved features to help you dominate the muddiest, slickest, rockiest courses out there.

The King MT 1.5’s new design features a stronger reinforced mesh upper and enhanced drainage features on the toes and medial midfoot to increase the shoe’s performance on wet terrain. Altra’s FootLock™ technology – a midfoot strap to lock the foot in place on steep descents – was moved lower down on the arch for increased comfort. The neoprene inside the heel is softer and more secure for less slipping with a better fit.

With significant 6 mm outsole lugs, the King MT 1.5 is designed for lateral braking, medial gripping and maximum traction. Topping those lugs is Altra’s popular Ego™ midsole for high rebound at a low weight, along with a flexible StoneGuard™ rock plate for extra underfoot protection. These features, combined with a Vibram MegaGrip™ outsole and a low 19 mm stack height, make this shoe ideal for Spartan/obstacle courses, mud, wet grass and burly mountain climbs.

The updated design of the King MT 1.5 also comes in exciting new colors with black/gray, red/black and yellow/blue for men, and gray/pink, red/purple and black/gray for women.

The King MT 1.5 is available now for $140 on or at your local running specialty retailer.

Altra King MT 1.5
The Altra King MT 1.5 features Zero Drop and is ideal for off-road running and aggressive trails.



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