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Timp 4 Trail Running Shoe - Men's

3.161073825503356 out of 5 stars
149 Reviews
$111.96 - $159.95
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Timp 4 Trail Running Shoe

Altra named and designed the Timp 4 Trail Running Shoe after one of the largest mountains in Utah's Wasatch Range. It's ready to take on all fifteen miles of the trail reaching the summit, which has everything from long, flat dirt over some small streams to rocky ridges and summit scrambles. Altra improved the fit this season without altering the zero drop and wide forefoot that we all like about Altra.


  • High-cushioned trail running shoe fine-tuned for technical trails
  • Altra's Footshape at a zero drop for a natural fit and heel-to-toe
  • Altra Ego MAx midsole maintains maximum cushioning with little bounceback
  • MaxTrac rubber sole balances grip, traction, and long-lasting durability
  • Mesh upper dries quickly after sprinting through drainages
  • Item #ATRQ03B
Upper Material
quick-dry air mesh
MaxTrac rubber
Support Type
Heel / Forefoot Height
[stack height] 29mm
Claimed Weight
[single] 10.9oz
Manufacturer Warranty
300 - 500 miles
trail running

Overall Rating

3 based on 149 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 31 reviews
2 Stars - 33 reviews
3 Stars - 17 reviews
4 Stars - 17 reviews
5 Stars - 51 reviews

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2 out of 5 stars

February 10, 2024

I wouldn't buy these again

I bought the Timp 4 against my better judgment because I knew that mesh glued around the side of the sole would look trashed after the first run, and I was correct. The shoe is comfortable and I still wear them running and hiking but appearance wise they looked like they had 100 plus miles on them after a 5 mile trail run. Glad to see Altra learned from that disaster and didn't put fish net around the Timp 5 design.

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1 out of 5 stars

February 3, 2024


Upper already de-laminating after 2nd run (road 20miles). NOT durable.Can anyone recommend an alternate zero-drop shoe? Had bad experiences Timp and Escalante - uppers for both fell apart quick.


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5 out of 5 stars

January 23, 2024

first ever Timps

feels like there is 5mm of drop this it's sold as zero. it's a taller stack height than the lone peak line by 4mm. material is way better than current lone peak line. lone peak 4.5 is STILL the best

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F. Gordon

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5 out of 5 stars

January 12, 2024


I use this as a walker and hiker. I am pleased with the shoes.


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1 out of 5 stars

January 10, 2024


The green pair looks awesome. But after 30 ish miles the screen on the sole around the toe will rip.

Matt P

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5 out of 5 stars

January 6, 2024

Best for thru-hikers!

Years ago a thru-hiker named Lint turned me onto Altra when I encountered him by accident on the PCT near Mt. Adams. I have been buying them ever since. I especially love the wide toe box, gaiter trap, and zero drop. Newbies, knowing of my long history with the Pacific Northwest Trail, often ask me for footwear advice, and I always suggest Altra. BTW my newest pair (TIMP 4) still looks embarrassingly clean, but I am working on fixing that...


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3 out of 5 stars

December 29, 2023

I love them, but...holes in big toe side

Love these shoes and use them for urban walks, but first pair developed a tear in left mid toe section as someone else noted - returned them, got a new pair last April and now it has happened again.

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3 out of 5 stars

December 16, 2023

Material flaw

I have hiked and backpacked 300 plus miles in my Timps. The only complaint I have is both shoes developed holes on the medial side of the greater toe joint where it joins the metatarsal. Otherwise, the shoes have been great. Since I wear a 15 there are few choices.


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5 out of 5 stars

October 30, 2023

Best Timp and maybe Altra runner so far, but runs small

The breathability and softer ankle surround make this a favorite so far! Olympus had no tongue padding and Lone Peaks could use more cushion underfoot - for me and my mass / running style! For sizing reference: i wear US11E2 / EUR45 in work safety boots, US11.5 / EUR 46 in every other Altra, but US12 / EUR46.5 is this Timp 4. I would argue this is closer to 'slim' foot shape. Add 1/2 size and best trail runners yet! A balance must be struck between protection from the ground and destroying your own other ankle if you bump it with this tread! Worth it with this level of traction / cushion combo. May replace Lone Peaks for softground super muddy conditions ~~ tbd!

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3 out of 5 stars

October 25, 2023

Awesome shoe that lasts about 4 months

I'm on my third pair. For trail running and hiking I absolutely love this shoe. It sheds water great and honestly, fits my foot better than any shoe I've ever worn. I have own other Altras and this is my favorite. But, it has a serious weakness in that the sole material seems to be made out of the softest, least durable material I've ever experienced! Within just 4 months of using the shoe daily, the tread is almost completely gone and the shoe becomes super slippery. I like to wear the shoe all day, but I'm only hiking with it for about an hour a day. Also, the mesh material that covers the drainage holes almost always peels away and anywhere on the upper where the mesh flexes tends to wear through as well. Perhaps this short lifetime is the cost of creating such a lightweight shoe? But, given the price we pay for Altras, I was hoping for better (tougher) materials.


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