We've taken the fan-favorite Torin and tuned it for the racecourse. We have added the new Altra Quantic™ midsole and removed the strobel layer with results in 2mm less cushion/height than the Torin 4 Plush for a lighter, faster and more responsive Torin. The strategic decoupling on the outsole gives you a flexible but smooth ride throughout and with a lightweight performance mesh, this shoe is ready for spirited miles.
Altra's brand new spikeless cross country racer is here! The Vanish XC is made to be light, fast and comfortable. The open mesh upper does not have traditional lace eyelets with allows for a variety of lacing patterns customized to your individual needs, or foot shape. The midsole is equipped with Max-LT™ cushioning for an incredible cushion-to-weight ratio and perfect response. The strategically placed rubber "spikes" on the outsole allow for extra traction just where you need it and keeps your shoe legal for non-metal spike races.
Our best debut ever is back with subtle tweaks. We increased decoupling in the Altra EGO™ midsole and outsole for more flexibility. A new knit with more perforations has increased the breathability while still maintaining that classic Escalante comfort but with a more secure fit for better performance. We've also added a new long lasting insole for a better fit and feel.
Continuing to feature Altra's Quantic midsole foam, the Altra Superior 4.5 maintains its lightweight design but the improved upper offers enhanced durability, breathability, and drainage.
Improved breathability and drainage
The new upper is comprised of a seamless mesh toe-box, with a durable and supportive material in the midfoot and heel. Like the rest of Altra's trails shoes, the Superior 4.5 is equipped with the velcro gaiter attachment.
To protect your feet from stone bruising, this model also includes a removable stone guard. Finally, the sticky rubber on the outsole allows you to fly down your favorite trails with confidence.
Altra Quantic midsole balances cushioning and responsiveness while remaining lightweight.
Inner Flex flex grooves system provides additional flexibility and cuts weight for increased performance.
Natural Ride System (NRS) design includes a more natural, foot-shaped last, zero millimeter heel to toe drop, and metatarsal-specific shapes in the outsole to assist in proper foot mechanics and allow for more natural foot movement.
Natural Foot Design follows the natural shape of the foot for ultimate comfort.
Removable StoneGuard Rock Protection slips underneath the sockliner to disperse shock and protect the feet from rock-bruising. StoneGuard weighs 1.0 oz and is 1 mm thick (Men's size 9).
Trail Claw outsole design uses a sticky rubber multi-directional pattern, combined with updated lugs under the forefoot and claws under the toes to provide improved grip and stability on trails.
FootPod outsoledesign follows the natural construction of the human foot for maximum flexibility and a responsive ride.
MaxTrac Outsoleuses anatomically-shaped sticky rubber that prioritizes grip and durability on uneven terrain.
Quick Dry Air Mesh is updated for durability, wicking water away from your foot while remaining light and breathable.
Seamless Upper reduces irritation and provides next-to-foot comfort.
Gaiter Trap is a velcro strap that secures trail running gaiters to the shoe, preventing debris from building up beneath the shoe
The updated version of our original trail shoe features a trimmed down layer that offers added flexibility and comfort and a simplified lacing system for improved micro-adjustment. Like all previous versions, the Lone Peak 4.5 includes all of the Altra trail shoe must-haves like StoneGuard™, MaxTrac™, Balanced Cushioning and the FootShape™ toe box. To top off the update, the midsole foam formula has been tweaked just enough to give you a more resilient feel underfoot.
Places your heel and forefoot the same distance from the ground to encourage proper, low-impact form throughout your run.
FOOTSHAPE™ TOE BOX
Allows your toes to relax and spread out naturally for more comfort and stability.
Hook-and-loop tab allows strapless gaiter attachment that prevents debris from building up beneath the shoe.
Canted lugs positioned strategically beneath the metatarsals to provide traction at toe off.
A perfect combination of grip, traction and durability that will eat up gnarly terrain like a boss.
Weight: 10.5 oz / 298 g
Insole: 5 mm Contour Footbed
Midsole: Dual Layer EVA / A-Bound™ with StoneGuard™