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New materials and features make Altra’s latest offering, the ready-to-run Lone Peak 5, a versatile option for hikers.
Altra Lone Peak trail running shoes are a popular choice for long distance hikers. This year, the brand has given hikers a variety of options to choose from – with new ingredients and evolving styles, all of which come under the Lone Peak 5 name.
This new Lone Peak range includes a redesigned running shoe, a walker and two waterproof versions. These four models also introduce the Altra EGO ™ midsole foam to make the shoes feel more responsive on the trail.
Whether you’re new to the shoe or already a fan, we’ll show you what made the Lone Peak one of Altra’s most popular shoes and how it expands the options for hikers and runners alike.
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The Altra Lone Peak family
The first thing most people imagine when they hear Altra is probably the unique shape of his shoes: spacious toe boxes that allow your toes to spread naturally while running.
Use of the mark Foot shape comfort Design that takes into account the biological differences between the feet of men and women, these new models are consistently a bit more spacious.
This weakens the prominent profile and creates a more uniform appearance than previous models. And all shoes have a stacking height of 25 mm above the line.
Also new to Lone Peak shoes is the Altra EGO ™ foam midsole (used in the Escalante) for a mixture of cushioning and firmer response. In addition, the four models form a kind of Venn diagram with shared functions.
The low-cut models share the grippy MaxTrac ™ outsole, while the taller hikers use the denser DuraTread ™ outsole. The ALL-WTHR shoes, low and medium, also have an eVent® bootie liner.
Additional carry-over features are the beveled TrailClaw ™ tabs, under which a runner’s metatarsal bones should fit.
Altra Lone Peak Trail shoe family
For the most part, here is a visual summary with brief notes on the construction and technical data of the Lone Peak 5 shoes and hikers. The variances allow you to choose how best to tackle the expected terrain while getting the performance expected from the name Lone Peak.
Lone Peak 5
This latest version of the original Altra trail running shoe has chosen the materials and shape to provide support on uneven terrain without compromising the feel of the ground. It’s worth noting that this is only the fifth version since then Gear Junkie ran on the first iteration ($ 130) 9 years ago.
- Weight: 9.2 oz. (W 8.5) 11.1 oz. (M 10.5)
- Upper, higher: Quick drying air braid
- Outsole: MaxTrac ™
Lone Peak hikers
As the bigger kid in the family, they are built to withstand more pressure on the trails and have slightly tougher outsoles to prove it. However, the new colors and profile are meant to tempt you to wander around town as well ($ 140).
- Weight: 9.9 oz (W 8.5) 11.5 oz. (M 10.5)
- Upper, higher: Quick drying air braid
- Outsole: DuraTread ™
Lone Peak ALL-WTHR
No fear of puddles or wet race starts. The lows and mids of the Lone Peak ALL-WTHR ($ 160-170) contain a weatherproof boot that keeps feet dry from the outside elements while allowing moisture inside to escape.
- Weight low & medium: 10.4 / 12 oz. (W 8.5) 13.2 / 15 oz. (M 10.5)
- Upper, higher: eVent® membrane
- Outsole low & medium: MaxTrac ™ & DuraTread ™
The latest from Altra continues the brand’s tradition of making your feet act the way they want. A wider and flat profile of the Lone Peak 5 shoes and boots offers a lot of space with simultaneous traction and moderate cushioning under the feet.
By allowing a more authentic feel on the ground, runners can appreciate the more aggressive lugs on the outsole as they climb to the top – whether they’re running or walking. Take a look at the differences and find out what is right for you.
If you’ve walked in them, check out the hikers. You get more protection, but you keep the familiar footbed and feel.
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