I use Hoka as well. Love them. I am going to give a pair of Altras a go this summer.The shoes I use now are Hoka's, fit my feet right and cushion my feet, ankles, knees and hips. They seem to help my lower back when walking and standing. They are a little pricey, but worth it. I also have a pair of the Keens utility shoes.
Altra Lone Pine hikers have worked well but my problem is one leg is half inch shorter after two knee replacements. I went back to New Balance 928V3 yesterday. They have more cushion on the bottom. Feet felt better but I have to lighten my backpack load. I'm 67 and feeling it.I use Hoka as well. Love them. I am going to give a pair of Altras a go this summer.
You're spot on! Thanks! I too use Altra LP hikers with green Superfeet. My feet do not like soft insolesIn my experience it really depends on your foot shape (narrow / wide, higher or lower arch etc).
I successfully completed the Leadville 100 in a pair of Altra's (Lone Peak's to be specific) and really love them. I have a wider foot though and that roomy tow box agrees with me.
Also, I highly recommend you check out Superfeet insoles. They make different heights by color so find what works best for you.
Happy to field any other questions you may have.
It's what I call foot slap.Altras Lone Peaks for longer runs
Reebok Powerlift for weight /powerlift training
Xeros or Splays for general cross training
I switched to zero drop and minimal shoes due to some knee and back discomfort. I feel an improvement and it doesn’t take long to soften your foot strike. If you try minimal shoes you may be surprised how hard you hit the ground. Turns out I clopped around like a Clydesdale.