Altra Lone Peak 1.5
These shoes are ridiculously comfortable, especially…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: about $120 CAD
These shoes are ridiculously comfortable, especially in the toe-box! They provide the perfect amount of space up front for my extra-wide toes, but are tight in the mid section to hold me in place! Grip is great on trail, less impressive on slippery bridges though.
- Natural fit
- Zero-drop, but with enough cushion
- Rubber isn't quite as sticky on slippery bridges
- Tongue is a little thick
As I said above, very comfortable and a great ride. The zero-drop with cushioning is really nice to run on. The width of the toe-box is what really got me hooked on these... I'll have to go buy 4 more pairs!
The tongue is a little thick and may be a little uncomfortable where it attaches to the shoe (nothing some scissors can't fix!).
Overall great shoe!!
Awesome shoe, try em, you'll like em. This has to…
Source: received it as a sample, freebie, or prize (Altra and Campsaver)
Awesome shoe, try em, you'll like em.
- Grip and traction
- Some finishing detail
This has to be one of the best shoes out there. Fit is true to size with plenty of toe room and very comfortable. These shoes are fast and light with good traction.
I liked the Zero Drop design; it seems to get you off your heels and makes you a little faster, just like your high school cross country days! And the Zero Drop is not that hard to run in. I like the extra toe room and wider forefoot; it gives more control.
There are some rough cuts in the material, but the shoe seems to hold up well. I use this shoe for fast tempo trail runs.
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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!
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
Inspired by one of the rockiest, toughest mountains in Utah's Wasatch Range, the Altra Lone Peak(TM) 1.5 Trail-Running Shoes are ideal for trail running, hiking, fastpacking and ultra marathons. Foot-shaped design allows athletes to stay relaxed and comfortable for hours; do-everything mountain shoe promotes happy feet, increases ankle stabilization and improves form. Zero drop from heel to toe encourages a natural midfoot or forefoot strike to promote forward momentum and reduce the impact of heel striking. Altra Lone Peak(TM) 1.5 Trail-Running Shoes have a total stack height of 23mm. Innovative sandwiched StoneGuard(TM) system deflects rocks into the midsole for a smoother, more stable ride. Abrasion-resistant mesh uppers dry quickly when wet; minimal seams keep weight low. Rip-and-stick tabs on the backs of the shoes let you attach trail gaiters. Sticky rubber TrailClaw(TM) soles provide excellent traction on rugged trails. All-synthetic construction makes these vegan-friendly.
- REI refers to the men's version