I've had both and one thing I've noticed on the Altra shoes, their soles suck when its wet outside. They need to do some serious R&D on their soles. That being said, they are coming out with a Lone Peak Mid this year to compete with the Hoka Tor Ultra Mid ( I think that's the one). If it doesn't have a vibram sole on it I'm not even going to consider it, that's how much I dislike their stock soles. Otherwise I like their stuff, but durability isn't quite up to par either.I still love my Altra Lone Peaks and Altra Superiors. I have a variety of gaiters that I wear with them depending on conditions and waterproof socks inside of them if needed.