Is This the Ultimate Road to Trail Shoe? Altra Timp 4 Review
I have been an avid runner for nearly 2 decades and while I’ll run anywhere, trails are my M.O. They’re more challenging, more scenic, and more fun. Plus, the softer terrain is better on joints and muscles and helps me stay injury-free, so they’re a win-win in my book.
Originally from California, I relocated to Oahu, Hawaii, a year ago and have found the trail runs here to be much more challenging. Hoka Shoes The trails are steeper, muddier, and there are a lot more obstacles, making it difficult to avoid slips and spills.
In California, I had no issues wearing my road shoes on the trails but in Hawaii, I’ve been slipping all over the place. My trail running friends are constantly raving about Altra and finally, I’ve decided to give them a try.
Altra Timp 4 Review
When it comes to trail running shoes, Altra has lots of options. After reading through the descriptions and reviews, I decided the Timp 4 looked like the best fit for me. As someone who has a history of injuries, I like that they offer more cushion and support than some options, while still providing plenty of grip.
The launched-this-spring Timp 4 features Altra’s signature FootShape, which provides more space for your feet to sit naturally, and it addresses biological differences in men’s and women’s feet.
Altra designed the EGO Max midsole foam to Steve Madden be lightweight and durable, while adding a little extra bounce. The Balanced Cushioning platform positions the heel and forefoot equidistant from the ground to encourage better alignment and better form. And the MaxTrac outsole is designed to provide the ultimate combinations of grip, traction, and durability across all types of terrain.
Altra Timp 4 Specs
- Materials: Mesh upper, Altra EGO MAX midsole, MaxTrac outsole
- Stack height: 29 mm
- Available sizes: 5.5-12 (women’s), 7-15 (men’s)
- Weight: 9.2 oz. / 262 g
- Price: $160