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A rugged trail shoe combining a zero drop design with protection from trail hazards, the Altra Lone Peak 1.5 features moderate cushioning and a semi-firm ride.

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The Altra Lone Peak 1.5 is a rugged shoe designed to keep your feet happy over tricky terrain. This trail shoe combines a zero drop design and cushioning to encourage a natural stride without forgoing impact protection, while a wide forefoot allows for toe splay through the gait cycle. Underneath, a lugged outsole provides multidirectional traction, and a full length rock plate guards you from hazards so you can take on the trails with confidence.

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Weight: 9.0 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: Heel (17mm), Forefoot (17mm)

Available Widths: B=Medium

How It Fits (based on width B)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box Height: Low
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved

INTRODUCTION

The Lone Peak 1.5 is a minimum feature, minimum neutral shoe designed for daily training and high mileage on trails.

CUSHIONING

  • A-Bound is a recycled, environmentally friendly midsole compound for resilient underfoot protection.

MIDSOLE

  • EVA midsole foam for durable cushioning.
  • Natural Ride System (NRS) design includes a more natural, foot-shaped last, zero millimeter heel to toe drop, and metatarsal-specific shapes in the outsole to assist in proper foot mechanics and allow for more natural foot movement.
  • Natural Foot Design follows the natural shape of the foot for ultimate comfort.
  • Stone Guard is a grooved, flexible TPU layer that disperses impact shock and protects feet from rock-bruising.

UPPER

  • Abrasion-Resistant Mesh upper provides highly durable, breathable coverage.
  • Heel Claw construction uses a snug fit around the heel for added support.
  • A-Wrap design holds feet securely around the midfoot and allows for a roomy toe-box.
  • Drilex lining manages moisture for a dry and comfortable foot environment.
  • Asymmetrical Lacing Design follows the shape of the foot for improved fit and feel.
  • Velcro Gaiter Attachment at the heel allows for easy donning of a gaiter.
  • Off-Road Footbed for underfoot protection and additional comfort.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length fabric for a comfortable underfoot feel.

OUTSOLE

  • Trail Claw Outsole uses a sticky rubber multi-directional pattern, combined with lugs under the forefoot and claws under the toes to provide superior grip on trails.
  • Trail Rudder in the heel offers control during steep descents.

Comments: My pursuit was for a shoe to protect my metatarsal heads (forefoot) from too much bruising from the technical trails I always run with New Balance Minimus shoes. Truly I needed some sort of rock plate and more cushioning in my shoe fleet. After running in somewhat minimal shoes and recently starting to try the Chi Running technique, I need a medium to wide forefoot option and prefer a high-medium toe-box, but I have a medium-low instep and medium-low heel – a very hard combination to find. So, it was between the Saucony Peregrine 3 and the Altra Lone Peak 1.5. I read reviews and watched YouTube reviews about the Altra shoe. The Saucony felt too narrow in the forefoot and the Altra felt good with too many positive raving reviews. The Women’s Altra Lone Peak Size 9 ended up at 8.5 ounces. The two shoes I alternated were lower profile and I will add the Altra to the mix for some extra trail protection. 1. New Balance WT10v2 Minimus Trail at roughly 5.4 ounces each (same fit except a higher toe-box than the Altra according to the specs on Running Warehouse or Shoefitr) 2. New Balance WT1010 Minimus Trail (with forefoot rockstop and roughly 5.9 ounces) I found the Altra with full rock plate/layer to be fairly light, even with the extra few ounces. In fact, I thought the run I planned was only 7 miles, but it was actually 9.5 miles. I was rather exhausted toward the end, but not as bad as I would have expected. The Lone Peak definitely protects my feet from sharp rocks and small pebbles, and grips a little better than the WT10v2 Minimus Trail. Yes, surprisingly the WT10v2 Minimus Trail with its little nubbins is very grippy, too. Even with the Altra’s additional weight, the shoe felt springy in my stride and responsive around corners. The stability for the weight is amazing!!! Biggest fear is the Altra heel and instep are a little too big for me because I had to tie the laces rather tight. Maybe adding a very thin Spenco flat insole could take up some space. It will be sad to add additional weight, but it might be worth it. My recommendations for testing the shoe inside first if you have a smaller profile foot: 1. If you are used to a high toe-box, be sure to test the Lone Peak’s forefoot feel. The little piece of plastic made me skeptical and scared at first that I would hit my big toe I tend to raise up at the front of my stride. My big toe did not hit the toe cap during a stride, although, I did kick a rock extremely hard and bruised my toe (to be expected for how hard I hit). 2. Spend time in the shoe to let the insole warm up – it is rather thick and seems to start forming to the foot. That may require some re-tightening to determine where you will need to stop tightening. Bottom line: Mission accomplished for finding the right shoe to protect my forefoot. I want to figure out how to best fit this shoe for me and all other factors are already a go!
From: Heather B., Fort Collins, CO, USA. Weekly miles vary.  Run mostly technical trails in a 3-7 mile distance.

Comments: My pursuit was for a shoe to protect my metatarsal heads (forefoot) from too much bruising from the technical trails I always run with New Balance Minimus shoes. Truly I needed some sort of rock plate and more cushioning in my shoe fleet. After running in somewhat minimal shoes and recently starting to try the Chi Running technique, I need a medium to wide forefoot option and prefer a high-medium toe-box, but I have a medium-low instep and medium-low heel – a very hard combination to find. So, it was between the Saucony Peregrine 3 and the Altra Lone Peak 1.5. I read reviews and watched YouTube reviews about the Altra shoe. The Saucony felt too narrow in the forefoot and the Altra felt good with too many positive raving reviews. The Women’s Altra Lone Peak Size 9 ended up at 8.5 ounces.

The two shoes I alternated were lower profile and I will add the Altra to the mix for some extra trail protection. 1. New Balance WT10v2 Minimus Trail at roughly 5.4 ounces each (same fit, except a higher toe-box than the Altra according to the specs on Running Warehouse or Shoefitr) 2. New Balance WT1010 Minimus Trail (with a forefoot rockstop and roughly 5.9 ounces)

I found the Altra with full rock plate/layer to be fairly light, even with the extra few ounces. In fact, I thought the run I planned was only 7 miles, but it was actually 9.5 miles. I was rather exhausted toward the end, but not as bad as I would have expected. The Lone Peak definitely protects my feet from sharp rocks and small pebbles, and grips a little better than the WT10v2 Minimus Trail. Yes, surprisingly the WT10v2 Minimus Trail with its little nubbins is very grippy, too. Even with the Altra’s additional weight, the shoe felt springy in my stride and responsive around corners. The stability for the weight is amazing!!! Biggest fear is the Altra heel and instep are a little too big for me because I had to tie the laces rather tight. Maybe adding a very thin Spenco flat insole could take up some space. It will be sad to add additional weight, but it might be worth it. My recommendations is to test the shoe inside first if you have a smaller profile foot: 1. If you are used to a high toe-box, be sure to test the Lone Peak’s forefoot feel. The little piece of plastic made me skeptical and scared at first that I would hit my big toe I tend to raise up at the front of my stride. My big toe did not hit the toe cap during a stride, although, I did kick a rock extremely hard and bruised my toe (to be expected for how hard I hit). 2. Spend time in the shoe to let the insole warm up – it is rather thick and seems to start forming to the foot. That may require some re-tightening to determine where you will need to stop tightening.

Bottom line: Mission accomplished for finding the right shoe to protect my forefoot. I want to figure out how to best fit this shoe for me and all other factors are already a go! My weekly miles vary, I run mostly technical trails in a 3-7 mile distance.
From: Heather B., Fort Collins, CO, USA 

Comments: I love these shoes! I recently got these shoes for the "zero drop" and cushioning. They're great for both. And I am loving the wide toe box compared to other traditional running shoes. These are definitely the shoes for me.
From: Becky, Virginia

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-To-Toe Drop (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

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