|Fits as expected||
- Rubber sole
- Natural-running-inspired shoe with a zero-drop differential and moderate cushioning
- Removable 5mm Contour footbed
- Gusseted tongue
- Gaiter Trap tab for secure fit
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The Lone Peak 2.5 was inspired by one of the most rocky, rugged mountains in the Wasatch Range and was designed to tackle the gnarly terrain of the Wasatch 100. It features Altra's signature combination of fully cusioned Zero Drop and FootShape toe box along with other trail dominating features. Sandwiched StoneGuard technology offers protection from rocks and other trail debris while the carbon rubber TrailClaw outsole combines unique uphill and downhill lug traction for every trail condition. WHAT'S NEW: Redesigned Upper, Improved Lacing System, Lighter Weight, improved upper durability, slightly firmer midsole.
- Package Dimensions: 13 x 8.7 x 4.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B00U2GIIAG
- Item model number: Lone Peak 2.5-W
- Date first available at Amazon.com: May 19, 2015
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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Top customer reviews
I'm planning on a backpack trip and will update if need be, but right now I'm very satisfied with them.
UPDATE: I went on a 20 mile plus backpacking hike and put these shoes to work. First, I'm not an ultralight hiker and my pack started at 38 lbs full with water, food, and all the other essentials. The weather started out very rainy and cold. At first, I attempted to keep dry, but it was useless as it poured the first day. We camped near Mount Rogers and it ended up to be very cold that evening and the next morning. My shoes were still damp in the morning, but I had dry socks to put on so it wasn't too bad. It didn't take long for the Altra lone peaks to dry out once the sun came out. That second morning I passed a more experienced backpacker who noticed my shoes and commented, "Good shoes, great choice!"
My pals had boots on that had become quite soggy and did not dry out as quickly.
I am very impressed with the shoes as they held up well and kept my toes from getting blisters and not too many bumps. On previous backpacking trips, I got blisters and so many toe bumps that I lost many toenails.
You do feel a lot more of the trail on the bottom of your feet than you would with boots. I was just fully aware of where I was stepping among the rocks and tree roots.
It was very wet, rainy, and muddy when we went. The shoes dried fairly quickly. I slipped a few times, but so did others in my group who were wearing different styles of boots.
Towards the end of the trip, we had to cross a stream and by then, I was tired of trying to stay dry by hopping over stones and branches with a fully loaded backpack, so I waded right through. It was so cool and refreshing! We still had an hour or more to walk and by the time we got to our destination, my feet and shoes were dry.
I had one hotspot on the side of my foot that I took care of and it never developed into a blister. I did manage to get one tiny blister in a different spot under my bunion. Also, the bunion has a tendency to push the big toe into the second toe and so the second toe stretches out farther due to the weight bearing down from the backpack. That toe got bruised, but I wrapped it in cotton and band aids to prevent it from bumping when my feet slid in the shoe.
I tied the shoes accordingly to anchor my heel in, but my feet still tend to slip on the downhills. I have to say that even with the blister and one bruised toe, these were the best hiking shoes I've ever worn backpacking!
I ordered a size 7 which is my normal everyday size and had plenty of room in the toe box. I might consider a 7.5 when I replace this pair, but I'm a little leery considering how my foot slides in a normal size (it even happens in Keen Targhees).
I'm definitely a fan of the Altra alone Peaks as they will be my go to hiking shoe from now on unless they drastically change sometime down the road.
1. Shoe is too wide through lace up area. I can barely lace up these shoes tight enough to keep my feet from sliding around.
2. Shoe seems to grow with wear. After about an hour in these I usually have to stop and tighten the laces again, and since I already have a hard time getting them tight enough, this is problematic.
3. The tongue on this shoe does not seem well padded and seems to move around, this could also have to do with the shoe being too wide as stated above. I have to stop and adjust the tongue constantly, and by the end of a long run the top of my foot hurts pretty badly.
4. My heel doesn't seem to quite fit into the back of the shoe, there is some slippage. I think this could be avoided if the shoes had its top lace hole a little higher up.
I think it is likely that I need to order a smaller size and that I am used to buying shoes on the larger size to accommodate my Morton's Toe.
All in all though, I prefer these shoes to my Brooks Ghosts because I enjoy having toenails and not having large painful blood blisters on the ends of my feet.
I called Altra and talked to them about these issues and they suggested that I purchase the Altra Lone Peak 3.0 Low Neo Shoe - Women's Gray/Blue 9, they said that these do not stretch out as much because they improved their mesh. After talking with them about some of my other issues they also suggested that I try the Altra Women's Superior 3 Running Shoe, Blue/Lime, 9 M US- but I am hesitant to try because it has less cushioning. I will try the Lone Peak 3.0 and update this after a hundred miles or so. With the 30 day hassle free return policy there isn't much to lose!
PS. I recommend calling Altra and geeking out on shoe talk. The woman I spoke with was so knowledgeable and it was easy to get a hold of them by phone.
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Don't even know i have them on most of the time.