The Altra Lone Peak has always been a staple shoe in my running for the past three years. Which also means I’m pretty aware of the changes that have been made when the shoe updates. Prior to running in the Lone Peak I would take my Altra Torins on all different terrains because I loved the zero drop and high cushion. I have run in the Lone Peaks for a couple weeks and wanted to let you guys know how it went. Before I get started here is the rundown on the tech and stats of the shoes:
|Weight (Women’s 9): 9.2oz
|Terrain: Trail- easy to intermediate difficulty
|Best Use: Everyday Trail Trainer
The material of the upper of the Lone Peak 5 has changed from previous models. The new upper is not as rough as the Lone Peak 4.5 but seemed to do well when it got a sprinkle of rain on it during my run. The midsole is lighter using the AltraEgo foam instead of the Abound foam making the shoe softer and more durable. Durability has also been added through the higher stack height of the shoe for extra protection. The outsole is the same MaxTrac outsole from previous models but lugs below the metatarsal heads have been added in the Lone Peak 5 to help with increased traction.
|Reviewer’s Rating: 5/5
I would recommend the shoe to someone who is curious about trying zero drop but doesn’t want to sacrifice cushion to get it. Or if you are a person who doesn’t like to feel constricted in your shoe but you do want more protection. While its improved from prior versions the shoe still lacks in medial stability- if that is a component you value in your shoe this might not be the best option. The Lone Peak does not have an overly aggressive outsole making it a great shoe for those wanting to run on the road and then get on the trail. There is no perfect shoe, but this shoe is a great versatile option that will keep your foot moving naturally.