So I have about 200 miles on my Altra Lone Peak 3.5 trail shoes. I got a great deal on them, but not entirely happy with them. I did replace the insole with some standard Powerstep insoles (which I love).
They seem well built and are holding up after 200 trail miles. I suppose they could break down at any moment. But they seem good so far.
Price is currently awesome as they are discontinued and being usurped by other Altra models.
I actually like the mini water drains in the toe area. Seems like most folks think they're stupid or window dressing. I've fallen in a few creeks and these shoes don't puddle water.
Instep feels awfully short. My laces are barely long enough to tie. I do have a slightly high instep, but this seems ridiculous.
The heel padding on one shoe has become completely displaced and makes the fit terrible
The sole material has very poor grip on wet rocks. This should be upgraded to Vibram or 5.10 rubber. Both get decent grip on wet rocks and even ice, to some extent. Certainly much better than these shoes.
So, I'm looking to replace the shoes sometime in the foreseeable future. Has anyone used the La Sportiva Bushido? As a rock climber, I love La Sportiva shoes. Did three big walls in Yosemite in ONE pair of La Sportiva Machiers; incredible shoe. Plus the Bushido looks to have Vibram rubber soles. However, the shoe padding is described as 'moderate' and that has me slightly concerned.