Altra Women's Superior 5 Shoe - Mountain Steals

Women's Superior 5 Shoe

Altra Women's Superior 5 Shoe is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 119.
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The Altra Women's Superior 5 Shoe is a trail running shoe for moving fast in the woods. It all starts with the sandwich mesh vamp upper, featuring quarter panel overlays for durability that kicks the dirt and tiny stones to the side before they have a chance to tear up the shoe. Breathable up top, while underfoot a Quantic midsole offers a low-yet-luxurious cushion for putting in many miles. Never fear the uphills, downhills, switchbacks and changing terrain with the super grippy MaxTrac outsole.

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Product Description

Item No.   10530585

FEATURES of the Altra Women's Superior 5 Shoe

  • Signature FootShape comfort gives your feet more space to sit naturally and is designed to address biological differences in men's and women's feet.
  • Grippy MaxTrac outsole provides the perfect combination of grip, traction, and durability on all types of terrain
  • Canted lugs on the outsole are strategically placed beneath the metatarsals to provide added traction underfoot
  • Hook-and-loop tab allows our strapless gaiter to easily attach to the shoe, adding protection against rocks and debris
  • Grid-like grooves in the midsole are designed to provide flexibility and movement


  • Midsole: Quantic
  • Cushion: Low
  • Stack Height: 21mm
  • Upper: Sandwich mesh vamp with durable quarter panel overlay

Product Specifications

Weight: 7.5 oz
Upper: Sandwich Mesh
Outsole: MaxTrac
Gender: Womens
Best Use: Trail Running

Product Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Addition of heel control has negatively altered the Superior I've run ultramarathons on every iteration of the Superior, the 4.0 being the best trail shoe I have ever worn. Unfortunately, the heel counter on the 5.0 makes them unwearable for me due to the counter rubbing incessantly on my Achilles and thereby changing my strike. While this probably does make the shoe more mainstream/friendly to heel strikers, it definitely changes the foot strike for mid/forefoot runners. Issues with control on descents can be remedied with lacing and doesn't actually require a stiff heel. The transition away from the soft heel, which was a pretty unique feature of the Superior, is a disappointment.
Date published: 2023-04-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Toe guard came unglued After wearing my Superior 3's until they fell apart, I've had these new Superiors 5's for only 2 months, and put 27 miles on them. Suddenly the inside of the toe guard has come off and rubs against the top of my toes in a way that makes them unwearable. From other reviews, that seems to be a common problem with this shoe, but Altra's warranty department has denied my warranty claim since they can't see a defect in the pictures they asked me to send. (Have you ever tried to take a picture inside a shoe?) I'm looking at different brands for foot-shaped trail runners now, because I tried the new Lone Peaks and hated them too.
Date published: 2022-09-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Superior No More! Bought this style last year because my previous 2 pairs of Superior were perfect for trail running, however, this model is not the same shoe. The size seems to fit shorter as my big toes hit against the toe box, but is mainly the bottom of the short that is more of a problem...not enough grip or tread. As a matter of fact I fell 3 times in a row in the first month that I ran in them in the trails. I would also slip more easily in mud or going downhill. In the end I treat them more like Road runners, wearing them on a mix of flatter, less technical surfaces. So disappointed they aren't like the previous design which fit like a glove and performed in trails so well.
Date published: 2023-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great shoe, would be nice to have wide option I have been using Altras for trail running the past 10 years. I have very wide feet, and Altra overall has been the best shoe I can find for my feet, I would definitely recommend for anyone else with wide feet. I began running in Superior Trail, then switched over to Lone Peak. I appreciate the zero drop in both shoes. I really enjoyed the thinner, less cushion of the Superior Trail shoes compared to Lone Peak, but after using a wide pair of Lone Peak, have not got back to the Superior Trail. I would recommend having a wide foot option for Superior Trail to support people like me with very wide feet, to be able to continue using a more minimalist shoe but with a wider toebase.
Date published: 2022-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally! Best altra shoe ever! I been with altra shoes for years since lone peaks 2.5. As a long distance runner I love how wide these shoes are because when you run for hours your feet swell up and need room to expand. Finally an amazing light weight shoes that is wide enough to run comfortably in for hours. The previous superiors shoes were way too narrow for long runs so my feet would end up hurting after a few miles. I absolutely love these shoes and strongly recommend them. If your a long distance runner and have never tried wide shoes I strongly recommend you give these a try. It does take time to adjust but trust me you we never go back!
Date published: 2021-07-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Why can't they just leave a well designed shoe alone I had 10 pairs of the Superior 3's, and I love them. I wore them for roads, trails, 50 milers, and 5k's, and they were perfect. Recently, I had to buy the newest version, and the material in the toe box is too stretchy, and I found my foot constantly moving inside. Also, the laces were the worst. They never stayed tied. I ended up having a bit of a foot problem because of these shoes, and am now back to wearing my beat up 3's. Why can't shoe companies just change the color, instead of changing the shoes so dramatically. All runners are in search of the perfect pair of shoes, and there is nothing more frustrating then finally finding it, and then having the shoe company change it in a way that you cannot even wear them anymore.
Date published: 2022-07-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Why change a good thing?? Why change?? I've returned the 4.5 and 5s! From structuring to color palette, who isn't reading these comments at Altra? Design team?? Like many, I go back to the "way back versions." Please don't change if it doesn't need changing. The shoes are becoming like many others... boring aerodynamic copies. I like the support bands over the toe box. I like the simple color palettes. Lighter doesn't mean functional. Brighter doesn't mean... wanted. What is up with bringing the top toe guard down and the terrible stitching around the laces?? How about a "vintage" version. Starting with the 2s and 3s take a 4 and leave everything else out! It's still the best in the Altra line, however if it continues to change without listening to its loyalists.....
Date published: 2021-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect shoe Fantastic shoe. Got the orange which is a pretty cantaloupe color. I know I have at least a dozen pair of Altra shoes. With this style, I Love the fit, cushioning and how they make my foot look smaller. Nothing rubs or pinches I could sleep in these. I like how the tongue is sewn in place in this style on one side which keeps tongue from occasionally sliding. I'm not the average runner. I'm 73 with bad knees. My only running is to the bathroom. These are the most comfortable shoe for anyone. I would recommend these shoes for every day comfort and stability. I'm picky with shoes and just ordered two more colors. Keep up the great work Altra! To me they're the best shoe on the market and worth every penny!
Date published: 2023-03-19
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Size Guide

Altra Women's Footwear

USA SIZE 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12 13
UK Size 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 11
Euro Size 36 37 37.5 38 38.5 39 40 40.5 41 42 42.5 43 44 44.5 46
Foot Size 22 cm 22.5 cm 23 cm 23.5 cm 24 cm 24.5 cm 25 cm 25.5 cm 26 cm 26.5 cm 27 cm 27.5 cm 28 cm 28.5 cm 29.5