ALTRA Mens King MT 1.5 Shoes Help

Discussion in 'Clothing & Footwear' started by FOX160, Apr 17, 2020.

  1. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    looking at my first pair of trail shoes, I’ve a wide foot and wondering
    if anyone has experience/views on the Altra men’s King MT 1.5 trail shoes would be great.
  2. Boozawooza

    Boozawooza Backpacker

    Can't comment on the King Mt's but I've recently purchased Lone Peak 4's and I am loving the wide toe box.
    I wear a size 11 dress shoe so ordered a 12 and if anything they are maybe half a size too big. Extra insole or thicker socks does the trick.
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  3. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member

    I’ve got a pair and really like them. The toe box is roomy. The velcro strap looks a bit retro but helps stability. Tread is grippy. Didn’t know whether zero drop would work but have found them very comfortable.
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  4. Jamess

    Jamess Section Hiker

    I'm using the MTs and have found them good so far.

    I have duck shaped feet so they work well for me.

    I was dubious about the non mesh upper but having taken a pin to the upper they are better than mesh. The fine holes let water out but let less silt in. Pin definitely recommended!
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  5. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I've still mixed impressions on mine. Love the toe box and splay, just not certain about the mid section. I've not put enough miles in yet, I'm hoping they ease off. I don't secure the velcro, but have used it for long descents and reckon it could help.
    The wife hates them with a capital H
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  6. Peterbob67

    Peterbob67 Summit Camper

    I've had two pairs and really liked them for comfort and usability, but found their longevity to be really poor; I wore them to do the TGO in 2017 and by the end I had a hole above my big toe (I've never had this before or since, well, apart from what comes next!), so 225/250 miles maybe? I got a replacement pair (first shoes I have ever sent back); same thing happened. So unless they have changed since them I'd be cautious, unless it is just my feet, but as I've said I've never before nor since had this issue. I'll see if I can find a photo, but I'm a big deleter...

    If it helps (I'm a fell/trail runner and hiker and always wear trail shoes to hike) I find Saucony are the ideal shoe for me. I did the CWT the year after in Saucony Koa STs (I don't think are made anymore) and found them to be my best ever hiking shoes, also really good for running, and great comfort and longevity. No sexy strap though!
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  7. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    One question I wear a medium thick sock and do you size up in these
    I’m a UK 11 and have to convert to a USA 12 is their a little extra space their ?
    Thanks guys for your information
  8. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

  9. Jamess

    Jamess Section Hiker

    IME you will need to buy a half size larger than your shoe size.
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  10. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I had to go a full size but I'm pretty sure my feet have gone up ½size in the last year due to wearing minimalist runners aswell as mostly zero drop.
    I used to be 10.5 in regular boots & shoes. My Altras as same as my Inov8 11.5uk and 12 for winter.
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  11. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member

    Any shoes I use for walking, I go one size up. I did for the King MTs.
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  12. boinius

    boinius Day Walker

    been using MT kings all the time.
    Fav trail runner. Imo they last longer than the lone peaks. Have a different experience with how long they last. i used 2 pairs combined with bedrocks on the TA and they survived.
    What i did do, was sometimes use dental floss and needle, as the mesh is prone to punctures. The upper is not super solid, but i could get like 1000km out of a pair
    Been eyeing Vivo shoes now.
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