Looking at new trail runners: Altra Lone Peak or Hoka Stinson ATR?

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Pianomover

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I need new trail runners for my fat feet and I keep thinking Altra Lone Peaks based on the super wide toe box. And then I see reports like @Perry's and I can't pull the trigger.

I got a pair of Merrel Moab (waterproof) for winter hiking, but I'd like something lighter weight for 3 season hiking.

Any suggestions from the crowd for light weight, wide toe box shoes?
I really like the Lone Peaks. I have returned two pair in the last year and a half that I felt fell apart much to soon. Altra has accepted my returns and replaced them promptly.
 

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fossana

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I tried on the Lone Peaks and found the aggressively cupped heel uncomfortable on my Achilles tendon. La Sportiva Ultra Raptors used to run super wide, but they narrowed the womens in the most recent model. I don't know if they did the same with the mens. I have wide, flat feet and am using Salewa Multi Tracks and the older Ultra Raptors.
 

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Just to update this in case there are other people with fat feet looking for trail runners.

For the last 4-5 years I have been hiking in Saucony Peregrine trail runners. They are super light weight and have held up well to lots of creek hiking along with mud/sand and bushwacking through rhododendron and sandstone. But, it appears that my feet have gotten wider/fatter, because they were no longer working and I was ending up with blisters from pinched toes. Hence, my post higher up in this thread.

I visited the local running store and tried on Lone Peaks, they felt amazingly spacious in the toe box, but all they had in stock was the goretex version and I'm not hiking in that. They sales dude mentioned that Saucony has some shoes in "wide" and they could order a new edition of the Peregrine in wide if I wanted to give them a try. Sounds good. I also went up a 1/2 size to see what happened.

I just got back from a couple days of backpacking with wet feet and mud and talus/scree and can report that the wide version works for my fat feet.

TL:DR If you are looking for a wide toe box trail runner, you should check out the Saucony Peregrine in wide.
 

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