Altra trail runners for the Kepler & Rakiura?

I recently started wearing Altra trail runners (Olympus model) for short trail walks around Melbourne and love the wide toe box. I’m wondering if they would be OK for the Kepler/Rakiura which I’ll be starting in a week? For the other Great Walks I’ve done (and long hikes in Australia) I’ve always used boots (full leather Hi Tecs or Vasque Breeze synthetic & leather). However, with plantar fasciitis giving me sore heels, the orthotic arch support inserts I’ve started using two days ago make my Vasques a bit short! So instead of spending Aus $260 to $360 on a bigger pair of Vasques, I am considering using the Altras. I could also buy the Altra Lone Peak boot instead which is waterproof. Would appreciate any advice.
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Could be you might benefit from more conditioning in wearing the low-cuts ?. Like going barefoot for the first time, if the body parts aren't prepared for the workout, they take a thrashing. Windy winding around the Tops on the Kepler ?.
Yep, was very windy on the tops. Hardly took any photos as I was concentrating on not getting blown off! Poor visibility anyway.
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Started by Joynz
On 26 January 2020
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