Altra Lone Peak 3.0 Men's Shoes Red/Grey

Altra Lone Peak 3.0 Men's Shoes Red/Grey

Price: $119.95 MSRP: $120.00

The Altra Lone Peak 3.0 is Altra's most versatile trail shoe. It has enough cushioning for ultra distance running, versatile traction for loose and rocky terrain, and a zero-drop platform for a level and stable foot position.

Altra Lone Peak 3.0 Men Shoe Rd/Gy 7.0 D
In Stock: 03/06
  • Size: Size 7.0    Width D    In Stock: 03/06
Altra Lone Peak 3.0 Men Shoe Rd/Gy 8.0 D
In Stock: 2
  • Size: Size 8.0    Width D    In Stock: 2
Altra Lone Peak 3.0 Men Shoe Rd/Gy 8.5 D
In Stock: 4+
  • Size: Size 8.5    Width D    In Stock: 4+
Altra Lone Peak 3.0 Men Shoe Rd/Gy 9.0 D
In Stock: 4+
  • Size: Size 9.0    Width D    In Stock: 4+
Altra Lone Peak 3.0 Men Shoe Rd/Gy 9.5 D
In Stock: 4+
  • Size: Size 9.5    Width D    In Stock: 4+
Altra Lone Peak 3.0 Men Shoe Rd/Gy 10.0 D
In Stock: 4+
  • Size: Size 10.0    Width D    In Stock: 4+
Altra Lone Peak 3.0 Men Shoe Rd/Gy 10.5 D
In Stock: 4+
  • Size: Size 10.5    Width D    In Stock: 4+
Altra Lone Peak 3.0 Men Shoe Rd/Gy 11.0 D
In Stock: 4+
  • Size: Size 11.0    Width D    In Stock: 4+
Altra Lone Peak 3.0 Men Shoe Rd/Gy 11.5 D
In Stock: 4+
  • Size: Size 11.5    Width D    In Stock: 4+
Altra Lone Peak 3.0 Men Shoe Rd/Gy 12.0 D
In Stock: 4+
  • Size: Size 12.0    Width D    In Stock: 4+
Altra Lone Peak 3.0 Men Shoe Rd/Gy 12.5 D
In Stock: 4+
  • Size: Size 12.5    Width D    In Stock: 4+
Altra Lone Peak 3.0 Men Shoe Rd/Gy 13.0 D
In Stock: 2
  • Size: Size 13.0    Width D    In Stock: 2
Altra Lone Peak 3.0 Men Shoe Rd/Gy 14.0 D
In Stock: 4+
  • Size: Size 14.0    Width D    In Stock: 4+
Altra Lone Peak 3.0 Men Shoe Rd/Gy 15.0 D
In Stock: 3
  • Size: Size 15.0    Width D    In Stock: 3


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Run confidently through the rugged mountains in the Altra Lone Peak 3.0. Inspired to take on the gnarly terrain of the Wasatch 100, this trail shoe offers a sticky TrailClaw outsole for optimal traction and a quick dry trail mesh upper for protection against the elements. For enhanced cushioning, an EVA/A-Bound combo midsole with a sandwiched stone guard provides plenty of cushioning while also protecting you from stone bruising. Along with a zero drop design and a FootShape toe box, this shoe provides a versatile trail option while maintaining Altra's classic feel.

Model Number: A1653-1

Weight: 10.4 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: 20mm (Heel), 20mm (Forefoot)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D) 

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to wide
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium to low 
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Straight


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


  • TrailClaw 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.


  • Quick Dry Trail Mesh provides optimal protection and breathability while out on the trails.
  • Heel Claw construction uses a snug fit around the heel for added support.
  • Drilex lining manages moisture for a dry and comfortable foot environment.
  • Velcro Gaiter Attachment at the heel allows for easy donning of a gaiter (matching gaiter sold separately).
  • 5mm Contour Footbed for underfoot protection and additional comfort.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

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

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

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

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments:  The Lone Peak 2.5 was the shoe of the Pacific Crest Trail for 2016 up until the 3.0 was released. You knew you were on the PCT when all you see are Brooks Cascadia 11 and Lone Peak 2.5 and 3.0 prints. Plenty of people on trail had purchased a hoard of 2.5s - I got seven even though I can do 700 miles on one pair. Now off trail, I got a pair of 3.0s to play with. They've been great so far. Only a couple hundred miles on them. The 3.0s are noticeably smaller in the toe box and the majority of hikers agreed. I was concerned about this in the beginning but haven't had any between toe blisters. I noticed that the people who complained about durability in the 2.5s and 3.0s are the kind of people who can't stand looking at a shoe with a little rip in the mesh. I'm looking forward to putting the 3.0s through the ringer on the next long distance walk on my list, the Appalachian Trail. 

From: Anonymous. January 2nd 2017

Comments: Spoiler alert: I like these shoes.  While I say, that, they are not my favorite Altra Lone Peak.  I was a huge fan of version 1.5 (the red clown shoes) and those seemed to fit my feet well.  That said, the fit on 3.0 is distinctly more structured and not as baggy.  The higher sole provides more protection from rock strikes which are quite common in the northeastern woods.  That higher sole comes at a price with a bit of a deadened ground feel and a greater tendency to wobble or roll laterally.  The shoe is not soft by any means and begs to be run at a faster pace. The toe box is roomier than my last trail shoe, the Hoka Challenger ATR, and I enjoy the ability to let my toes spread.  The traction is the best so far in an Altra trail shoe (and far superior to the Hoka Challenger for my needs). Overall, I'm happy with this shoe and hoping for several miles of dirty fun. 
From: A. November 25th 2016

Comments: The forefoot is too narrow. So disappointed  in the L.P 3.0's.  The 2.5's were perfect. I really hope Altra brings back the wide forefoot. 

From: Todd, Deatsville AL, USA. November 25th 2016

Comments: I never experienced toe splaying until I wore LP3 yesterday.  Very excited to go again.  The shoe locked down my heel and had great metatarsal cushioning.  I'm still assessing whether it has a lateral hotspot.  I developed bursitis from another shoe and hope the LP3 has enough room there. I will be running in this shoe at least non-technicals and will test it on technical too.  It is unlike any other shoe and I'm very glad I decided to try it.  It achieves what shoe designers since Nike Frees have sought: the barefoot experience.
From: Sam, Los Angeles, CA, USA. October 15th 2016

Comments: All things considered, I think the Lone Peak 3.0 is a great shoe. It has solid cushioning and I feel the sandwiched rockplate allows for the outsole to absorb off-camber terrain as opposed to just blunting it. I encountered one major drawback, though. The shoes have an amazing ability to retain moisture, which causes the insoles to slide out of position. A minor annoyance usually, but when traversing rocky terrain the misplaced outsole made landings feel imbalanced. It really felt like I was going to turn an ankle. To alleviate the situation, I stopped to re-align the insoles. But doing that repeatedly detracted from the running experience. Maybe I can glue down the insoles.
From: Nathaniel, Houston, TX, USA. September 19th 2016

Comments: the Lone peak 1.5's were my first trail running shoes. I still think that resides in the hall of fame for shoes. Since then, the models have gotten progressively and significantly worse. This edition should never have been released. This is without a doubt the worst shoe I have ever run a trail on. They over responded to criticism about durability on the upper by making it completely unbreathable. I normally wear darn tough socks, but it was like running in soup. So I switched to my stance socks. Which was better, but somehow my feet always felt like I was running through river crossings. 

This by itself is enough to make this particular shoe completely invalid for more than 30-40 minutes of running, but the real issue is the outsole. in 50 miles all of the climbing lugs have worn off,  and they barely grip flat trail. for comparison, I took a pair of road shoes out on the same trail and had more confidence in their ability to descend and climb than these.  The outsole rubber is extremely soft(think an eraser), but unlike other soft rubber, this rubber isn't sticky at all.

Why a company that uses vibram mega grip on another pair of shoes opted to forego that on this model is a mystery. This is a shoe that should've spent more time in testing. 
From: Aaron, Boulder, CO, USA. September 6th 2016

Comments: I feel I needed to come back and up date my previous, mostly positive, review.  I'm at over 100 miles in this shoe now and unfortunately my initial impressions haven't held true.  On buffed out trails the shoe is very good and I can run confidently.  Unfortunately, I am not able to say the same thing in regard to more technical trails. Especially on the downhills.  I don't have a secure feeling in the LP 3.0 and have rolled my ankles on more than on occasion.  I'm not sure why that is, but I feel much more confident in the Superior and will choose that over the Lone Peak for my runs going forward.  The LP 3.0 just didn't work out.
From: Wilk, Parker, CO, USA. August 31st 2016

Comments: After trying out multiple Altra shoes over the past year (Superior 2.0, Lone Peak 2.5, Instinct 2.0), and not liking any of them, I am happy to report that the Lone Peak 3.0 is a success. It is a huge improvement over the last version - gone is the sloppy fit, dead-feeling midsole, and overly flexible upper of the Lone Peak 2.5. The 3.0 has a much more streamlined fit and is noticeably narrower than the 2.5. For the first time in an Altra shoe, I can run without feeling like it is about to fall off my foot. And perhaps most importantly, the midsole feels cushioned yet responsive, not soft and mushy like the 2.5. This shoe is a slam dunk for Altra.
From: Lucas, Chico, CA, USA. August 31st 2016

Comments:  I've been running in Altra shoes for over 2 years, starting with the Lone Peak 1.5. Every reboot of the show since then has gotten progressively worse. Stretchy uppers, no lateral support and terrible durability. The 3.0 is no exception. They seemed to be well constructed and at least looked good. On the trail, however , they are not acceptable. As soon as they start to get wet, from sweat and or creek crossings, the material on the uppers begins to stretch. This forces continual re-tightening of the laces until the show is clinched tight. My feet began to slide side to side no matter how tight I tied them, and finally the insoles began to slide forward and bunch up under my arches and toes. 22 trail miles were tough to endure wearing these shoes.
From: Swampy, VA, USA. August 10th 2016

Comments: Received the 3.0, size 10 and they are to small. My toes are hitting the front. Size 10 was perfect in the 2.5. Will be returning the 10's for 10.5's.

Never made it out of the apartment. Can't wait to get the size 10.5's and try them out.
From: Robert, New York City, NY, USA. August 8th 2016

Comments: Altra has impressed me yet again with these shoes. They still fit true-to-foot-shape, and they have added some solid reinforcement along the seams in the form of a fabric overlay. These have held up to scree, talus, trail, off trail, and Leadville with no sign of stopping. The tread is gritty as normal, and the shoe may have gotten slightly softer... perhaps I was just used to my flattened 800+ mile LP2s (which were still going strong). Overall, another great release from Altra. I'm looking forward to many more mountains and races in these.
From: Brandon, CO, USA. August 7th 2016

Comments: So sad... not a fan at all. The main thing I didn't like is the cushioning....the forefoot in the LP3 is just flat. I even think the Superior is a better shoe for the long haul in that regard. Did a few 8-18 mile runs in these but was NOT impressed with any aspect of the shoe.. other than the sole. In addition.. the sizing was off... (too small then too big when I went a size up) and for some reason was killing my achilles.  LOVE Altra.. don't love this shoe. (for reference I run the Superior, the Peregrine 6, the Pearl N2 and 3 as my go to)  Maybe the LP 3.5 will be the one.. until then Ill do with out.
From: Evan, Colorado Springs, CO, USA. August 6th 2016

Comments: After 50 miles, i'm satisfied with an exception. Overall, VERY comfortable. They're a little softer ride than the 2.5 version, but remain responsive. The toe box is slightly smaller than the 2.5, but maintains the roomy feel. The 2.5 had a weird flaired out design to the soles that I always disliked, because the flairs gave extra leverage to roots and rocks. No more with the 3.0. The shoe is ready to go out of the box without break in. When tying the laces for each run, one pull of the upper laces dials the shoe in, while leaving the toe box relaxed with plenty of laces to double knot.

There's a big issue with insoles. When the shoes are wet, the insoles move freely and often end up wadded in the front of the shoe on the next down-hill. Once it starts, I have to make multiple stops to pull the insoles out and reinsert them which definitely kills my groove. As a fix, I've had to glue the insoles to the shoe which has been effective.

I have had premature tearing of the upper portion of Altras in the past (200-250miles). No issues so far after 50 miles so far.
From: Jason, Hoover, AL, USA. August 4th 2016

Comments: I've owned every version of the Lone Peak since the original 1.0's.  I've worn a size 9 in all of them, but it is looking like I will have to size up to a 9.5.  My toes are hitting the front of the toebox on downhills, which will not be good in my 100 milers.  The toebox does feel slightly narrower as well.  I think they've tried to streamline the upper, which as caused these issues. 
Besides that, I LOVE them!  Much better traction that all other versions!
From: Matt. August 2nd 2016

Comments: I have used the Lone Peak 2.0 and 2.5 for the last year or year and a half.  I just got the 3.0 and had to go up by 1/2 size.  I think they are OK.  They seem heavier, or at least there's more stuff stuck on the outside of them.  The toe box is narrower.  I wish they had left the 2.5's alone.
From: Jeff. July 30th 2016

Comments: I've had the opportunity to take these out for a couple of runs now.  The first run was a local 7 miler on buffed out trails.  The second run was a 27 miler up and back down, plus a little bit of side trail, on Pikes Peak.  I don't know if I'd choose this shoe for a short, fast race on technical trails due to stability issues (probably more to do with me than the shoe), but I will be wearing them at RRR100 in September.  They're extremely comfortable and my feet felt great all day. I haven't run in the LP since 1.5, but the 3.0 is a nice upgrade from that version.  I can't compare it to the 2.0 or 2.5, however.
From: Wilk, Parker, CO, USA. July 25th 2016

Comments: Preordered the Lone Peak 3 just got them today and all I can say is wow I have had all of the Lone peaks the 3 has life no more sliding forward on steep downhills the fit is awesome but I must say I never had any issues with the shoes fit took them out today for a 6 mile run with rocks roots and 3000 ft of elevation and I have nothing but good things to say I run in pa on the AT where I live.
From: Robert G, Wind Gap, PA, USA. July 20th 2016

Comments: Surprisingly, Altra went and made these LESS roomy in the forefoot. I also was 9.5 in the 2.5, but even the 10 in the 3.0 felt a little small.
From: Chris, VT, USA. July 20th 2016

Comments: I've only tried a half-dozen or so trail shoes, with the Lone Peak 2.0 being my go-to.  I never tried the 2.5 but these 3.0s seem even more perfect for my feet than the 2.0 did!  They seem to fit my particular style of hobbit feet just a little bit better and I love the attention-to-detail, too; the gaiter hooks at the bottom of the laces is a great touch that is useful for us gaiter users!   It seems Altra has also fixed the sizing issue they had with shoes like the Superiors, too, as my size 10 LP3.0 seem true-to-size compared to every other size 10 I wear.  A+!
From: Rick, Thousand Oaks, CA, USA. July 20th 2016