Deal of the Week: Altra King MT 1.5

These toothy trail runners are ready to tackle the toughest hikes.
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When it comes to light-and-fast footwear, we're big fans of Altra's Lone Peak series of trail runners, which have become standard on America's long trails. But when it comes to tough, rocky hikes and runs, a few of our editors have started reaching for the King MTs. With an aggressive outsole and a hook-and-loop midfoot strap, these zero-drop shoes excel on hard climbs and downhills. "After a few months of use, I find a lot of my trail runners start showing wear on the inner arch," says one editor who raced the 15.5-mile Amasa Run in Moab wearing the King MTs. "But the reinforced mesh on this shoe's upper looks fresh from the box. Buy Altra Men's King MT 1.5 from REI now for $100 (28% off)Buy Altra Women's King MT 1.5 from REI now for $100 (28% off)