Comments: This is my first pair of Altras, and I must say, that I now understand all the hype. A little backstory first...I was an avid Vibram Five Finger Runner for awhile, until my feet began to be continually injured on trails. I went back to shoes that had some padding and a heels to toe ratio of no more than 3 or 4mm. They performed well enough, but didn't feel fast on trails. My toes were used to being spread out from my Five Finger years, and now they were always bunched like a ballerina in toe-shoes! Enter Altra Lonepeak 2.0! I was going to try the 2.5 but RW had a great sale on these, so I bit the bullet and went for it. This shoe looks like a 4x4 Monster Truck for your feet! I loved the feel, but I knew it might be tough on my calves as I wasn't used to zero drop feel in quite awhile. I could not have been more wrong. I put the. on today for a short 3 mile trail in the Tennessee Mountains where I live, and I was not just pleasantly surprised, but utterly dumbfounded. My be st time ever on that trail and cushioning that made my feet feel like they were in a Cadillac! I love the toe-box!!! Pure love! I am an Altra Groupie now, and will do my best to preach the gospel of zero-drop to many a running. disciple! Enjoy!
From: Jason, Jamestown, TN, USA.
Comments: The fit was solid right out of the box. After dialing in the lacing I made it through an easy 13 miler without a problem. Second run was a different story. Took them on a technical, hilly run in high temps and humidity. After a few miles I felt like I was running in puddles. My feet were soaked. I've never had that in any other pair of shoes, definitely not any Altras. On a steep down hill, I guess with the buildup of some sweat, one of the insoles started sliding forward and bunched up at the front of the shoe. This shoe feels great, but is hot and doesn't really disperse water/sweat very well. Only wish my Superior 2.0s didn't rip so soon.
From: Brian. August 7th 2015
Comments: Double check sizing...depending on your foot shape you may wish to go 1/2 to a 1 full size larger. I have a narrow heel and wide forefoot and was happy with a 1/2 bump. These are great feeling shoes on the trail...I can feel everything and haven't had any issues with sharp roots/rocks when I do hit them. Love these on downhills especially. I haven't had any durability issues like other commenters here. The only recommendation I would give to Altra is to look at alternatives to the sole material. Any dampness on rocks and these shoes get slick real quick...particularly in cool weather. Good shoe, but I think there are better alternatives out there for the same price point.
From: Anonymous. June 10, 2015
Comments: Love this shoe! I have about 200 miles on them. I ran the Palo Duro Canyon 50mile trail run after only two break-in runs. I have not run in a heavy downpour yet so I can't comment on water retention. I have punished the heck out of the shoes on rock, gravel, sand and mud. The soles and uppers are holding together nicely. Best of all they feel like they were made for my feet. If you have Barney Rubble feet like me you will love these!!
From: Keith, Dallas, TX, USA. April 14th 2015
Comments: I have about 40 miles on the Lone Peak 2.0 and I like this shoe a lot. I live in New Jersey and run on moderately technical trails and they are holding up just fine. The upper has remained in tack with no rips or tears (just some mud) and the cushion feels just as nice as day one. The shoe may be heavy in weight but doesn't feel heavy on the trails. The zero drop is awesome and I feel like I can still get some speed in, if need be. The outsole really does of great job on the more technical climbs and I don't notice and real slipping that wouldn't occur in any shoe. When running and climbing over jagged rocks/roots I don't experience any pain in the foot with the amount of cushioning this shoe provides. The wide toe box I thought would create a problem for me but they actually fit awesome! I wear 11.5 in most running shoes and rock an 11.5 in these as well. No slipping, no blisters and my fee don't feel cramped. There is a lot of padding on the tongue and around the heel counter making for a nice comfortable fit. The gaiter attachment is pretty cool too and is very simple to add on with the Altra gaiters (just a Velcro strip and a little hook. Overall I really like these should and would highly recommend them.
From: Jason, NJ, USA. January 6th 2015
Comments: I so want to love these shoes. The wide forefoot is wonderful. The cushioning just right (the LP 1.5s definitely rode a lot firmer). Zero drop is nice too. But . . . as another commenter wrote, Altra has a build quality problem. After maybe 50 miles on technical trails, the outsole is literally coming apart and the upper looks like hell. The upper is made of very thick mesh, which tears and pills surprisingly easy. Plus, the shoe retains water like nobody's business. It's not light to begin with, but once they're wet - they're bricks. Hope Altra gets it figured out.
From: Miles, TX, USA. November 19th 2014
Comments: I recently converted to the zero drop altra shoe line. I have run several trail ultras in other shoe brands with 4mm heal drop and finally decided to try the Lone Peak 2.0. This passed weekend I ran 100 mile ultra and absolutely love the shoe. The cushion is more then adequate to protect the feet but not lose the ground feel of the trail. The wide toe box allowed my feet to be comfortable mile after mile, the zero drop (I am a mid foot runner) was simply not an issue throughout the race and over the miles I now prefer the zero drop which really does allow a more natural stance. The race over, yes the legs are tired but my feet are not near as trashed out as they have been through other 100milers. The tread though not exceptionally aggressive was more then enough to allow confident foot strikes without slipping or fear of loss of footing. All around this shoe exceeded expectations and if you are on the fence about trying them I would recommend them highly
From: GO, WA, USA. September 29th 2014
Comments: Once again disappointed with Altra. The concept is great, but the quality of the shoe is terrible. The outsole wears through extremely fast rendering the Lone Pine series completely useless in less than 200 miles. I've owned several pairs but just can't see paying 50 cents per mile. Sorry to say so, but Altra has lost my support beyond being a comfy pair of around the house slippers.
From: Scott, WA, USA. September 16th 2014
Comments: The uppers on these are really clothy and absorb water and sweat. They also have a lot of give, so not perfect for technical mountain running
From: Chris, North Conway, NH, USA. September 5th 2014
Comments: So far so good did two runs so far about 30 miles nice forefoot,ground feel good on rocks ran on the AT with them which if you know about Pa we have rocks,sizing was right on for me 10.5 ordered 10.5 fit perfect,but there were some people with sizing issues,with all said a great update and looking forward to a long run in them.
From: Robert, Wind Gap, PA, USA. August 19th 2014
Comments: I have run many miles in altras; lone peak 1.0 and 2.0, superior (3 pair) and the Instinct 1.5's. Twice now I have very literally taken the lone peaks outta the box and put them on to race a 50k. They are great!!! Tiny toe-top blisters occur but are altra minor compared to the over all performance and comfort straight outta the box!
From: Caleb, MT, USA. August 14th 2014
Comments: I will start by saying that I have been running in Lone Peaks since they came out. Ive owned about 8 pair between the originals and the 1.5s. I was excited about the 2.0s and pre ordered as soon as I could. First of all they fit bigger than the other L.P.s. If you decide to get them, get a 1/2 size smaller than the others. After I received the right size, I put a total of 42 miles on mine, all off road (10 miler, 8 miler & 24 miler). I noticed a lot of lateral movement in the midfoot and had to keep tightening the shoe more and more. Got to the point of the lace loops were touching on each side. From the lateral movement I was getting a lot of ankle and foot pain. About half way through the 24 mile run I noticed the upper was tearing at a seam near the laces. This seam is glued not stiched so I can see why it broke loose. The cushion was okay, a little more spongy then I like but not bad. The new tread was great. Gripped the dirt, mud and rocks nicely. If the upper hadn 't torn I would have maybe tried them a little bit longer to see if my feet and ankles adjusted. I love Altra and use them for road and trail. Used most of their shoes with no problems. I hope they correct the upper issues because I hate to look for another trail shoe. I bought a stock pile of 1.5s to get me through my 100 miler in a few months. Then maybe I will try the superiors. Luckily I bought these through Running Warehouse and I will have no problem sending them back. Ive never dealt with better customer service and will always get gear and shoes here because of that.
From: Vince, GA, USA. August 10th 2014
Comments: I've had these shoes for 2 weeks and have run up to 12 miles off-road in them. I'm in LOVE. The wide forefoot is perfect for me, and unlike any other shoe on the market. There is plenty of cushioning and a good rockplate that offers protection without excess stiffness (a rugged 50 miler would be fine in these). I may never need a different trail shoe!
From: Alex. August 10th 2014