Utah plays host to hundreds of miles of trails that sweep through some of the rockiest, toughest mountains in the Rockies. As a brand based in Utah, Altra couldn't ignore the opportunity to create a shoe specifically focused on this terrain, and thus, the Men's Lone Peak 1.5 Trail Running Shoe was born. Like Altra's entire line of running shoes, the Lone Peak features a foot-shaped profile and zero-drop design. Where it differs is in its added support and aggressiveness. The toothy outsole digs into the dirt, collar cushioning protects your ankle, the forefoot includes a rigid rock guard, and the heel features an extended section of outsole that Altra calls the TrailRudder. This is a zero-drop mountain shoe for running the Wasatch 100 or training on the rugged hills behind your house.
The Lone Peak 1.5 by Altra, was inspired by the Lone Peak, one of the rockiest, toughest mountains in the Wasatch Range. The foot-shaped design allows athletes to stay relaxed and comfortable for hours. This is a do-everything mountain shoe that promotes happy feet, increases ankle stabilization and improves form. This is the ultimate trail running shoe!
|Country Of Origin:||U.S.A.|
|Designed to reduce:||ankle sprains, stone bruising, overstriding, forefoot pain|
|Footwear Type:||Trail Runners|
|Midsole:||Two-layer EVA / AltraBound|
|Platform:||Zero Drop TM Platform, foot-shaped Design, NRS - Natural Ride System|
|Sole:||Sticky rubber TrailClaw|
|Upper:||Quick-dry, abrasion-resistant mesh with minimal seams|
bought this for a cousin who was getting into trail running. saw 'em all the time on tv and thought i'd look into them. they'll take a little getting used to with the zero-drop platform, but were easy to get used to. he had flat feet so the great roominess of the toe box accommodated well and mentioned that after a few miles, would not feel any fatigue or any rubbing on the feet. they'd do great as just regular runners as well, definite pick up!
Altra is gaining some serious momentum in the trail running market for good reason, they rock. Zero drop means you keep your natural stride while the aggressive tread keeps you gripped to the trail. The rock plate built in is by far the best part of these shoes.
You can really unleash on the downhill without worrying about getting a sharp rock in your foot. The laces are ridiculously long so get ready to chop a fair amount of the them off.
These are a good update to the original Lone Peak. They are more flexible and feel less clunky than the original.
I have yet to find conditions these shoes cannot handle. Snow, mud, rock, sand. These shoes can do it all. The velcro patch on the heel also makes it much easier to affix running gaiters.
For those using other Altra shoes, I think these run a little bit larger than the same sized Instincts.
Plus they are crazy RED!
Just ran my first marathon in these and my feet were stoked! It feels so good to be able to spread your toes on those long runs. I would have a tough time switching to any other trail shoe after running these. They're comfortable, love the zero drop, and they offer good trail protection.