Altra Lone Peak 2.0

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The Lone Peak 2.0 was redesigned to feature more cushioning, more natural movement of the foot, and better breathability in the upper through the use of a quick dry mesh. This is a shoe for the runner who is looking for a tough trail companion. The rubber used on the outsole is extremely sticky and the lug system is designed with multi-shaped and multi-directional lugs to ensure that the runner feels safe and secure on the trail. The shoe features a zero drop and a larger toe box to promote the natural foot movement. The midsole features a unique three-layered technology that is designed to absorb shock and provides added cushioning. This is not a shoe for the runner looking for a sleek, fast shoe. Instead, this is the shoe for the runner who likes a heavier, cushioned, protective ride. The price is a bit high for some, but the protection and durability justify the cost. The look is very athletic with bright colors and a bulkier toe box. Some runners found the overall look to be too clunky.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Cushioning
  • Lots of technology elements to keep the foot protected
  • Highly durable
  • Natural fit and feel
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Bulky
  • Limited color option
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Positive
  • I had to size up a half size with these. I love the wide toe box and have a gating that helps keep the water out. These are really good and grippy on wet surfaces just not that great on ice.
  • These shoes are not restrictive at all and have been a game changer for me, as someone who is easily injured. These are light and cozy. They are really grippy and the soles are soft so be aware how you use them. They have a great toe box, nice and roomy.
  • I have some mean bunions and these have a great spacey toe box that eliminates any issue with rubbing They are a nice hiking boot for sure and I am loving the zero drop style.
  • I feel like every time I get a new pair they are na upgrade. These have tns of support and lots of cushioning. I did have to get these a half size up.
  • These dry fast have epic toe splay room, and after a 1000 mile on the PCT, one blister. I have knee pain and these really kept that from recurring. They are a bit bulky and crazy but they are so worth it.
  • I suffered a torn ACL and needed a shoe that would help me get back into running. This shoe has been a godsend. This shoe relly has been comfortable and super supportive. It is a nice flat shoe, no drop at all. They look funny but I just use them for running.
  • These have tons of cushion, have a great zero drop style to them and the toe box is epic. It really is a great shoe .
  • These have a great toe box without being sloppy. I do not slide to the front on downward slopes. They have tons of cushioning and have saved my knees. They do not drain well and have a really soft bottom. They are also a bit more on the heavier side.
  • I ended up getting stuck in a down oor with these and man did they hold up well. They gripped really good and they were wet but the water drained well. They didn't give me any blisters and my feet were really happy when we after done with the Spartan Race.
  • I un an average of 8 miles a day and do the gym and these shoes are so on point. These have more than exceeded my expectations. They hold my huge frame with ease and support. Super comfortable shoe.
  • I am in love with the zero drop and the comfort is unbelievable. These work really well with my gaiters. These are really awesome shoes.
  • I wear a 8 in altras and a 6.5 in regular shoes if this helps. These are some of the best shoes I have had. The toe box i super wide and they have great padding and stability. I do not get numb feet like I did n my other shoes.
  • I ran the AT first day I had these and they never gave me one issue. I run a really technical 14 miles. The grip is top notch and they fit to size, mens 15. My feet really have not felt this good in a pair of trail shoes, ever.
  • These are really cushioned and do not feel too over bulky They do not get dirty that easy and are easy to clean. I have put some miles on them and they still look good.
  • These have helped me get back into running after some really bad knee and back pain I was suffering from. I also had some toe box issues, these cleared that right up too. They are so roomy and cushioned. Won’t ever get another shoe.
  • These have prevented my toes from cramping due to the super wide toe box. They are really great and the zero drop is a dream. These have been a great long distance trail shoe.
  • I needed a bit more arch support, so I bought an insole. But, the toe box is so nice and big with so much support in the shoe. I love this shoe.
  • These are a pure upgrade. They have so much extra cushion and they have some epic traction. They were great on the muddy trails this weekend.
  • They don't weigh a ton and the toe is nice and roomy. These fit me to size.
  • I was pleasantly surprised to find the half size larger fit me great. The toe box is really big but i seem to be working great. It is just a different fit than I am used to I think. They are really comfortable and running in them is great.
  • My toes are extra wide and these are the only shoes that really fit them right with lots of room to move around. The treads are a bit much and tend to break when you wear them.
  • I feel that these use different muscles when running so I switch them out. I can’t really walk in them well. They are really open in the toes and they are great for my running style, I tend to run on the balls of my feet. They are really comfortable and I would definitely recommend them.
  • I am taking it slow with these, getting used to the zero drop is a doozy. I have muscles I didn't know about. They are really well fit and didn’t need any size adjusting like I had read about. I got these because they dry fast too and I am a hiker.
  • These are good for mid-distance running and hiking. I had to get used to the wide toe box, but they are really growing on me. I dig uhm!
Negative
  • I always get Altra because they are so great in the toes and work with my bunions. However, these are way too small. Everything about it smaller: the length, the width, the toe box, which I am so mad about.
  • These shoes have no grip. I loved everything else about the shoe. However, due to the grip issue, it was like I was ice skating. I ended up getting a severe sprained ankle on the AT. I also slipped in a bathroom. Major fail.
  • They changed their toe box. That is what they are known for and it is really a step down, way smaller.
  • These shoes had my feet swimming all over the dang place. I bought another pair smaller and they were not stable at all. They fit perfect but my toes would jam into the sides of the shoe. They also keep sliding off my heel. They ended up being really slippery too, which is really dangerous. I need a shoe that I can trust. They do not flex and are hard on the balls of the feet. Poorly made shoe in my opinion.
  • Couple things: these are too small compared to past models, I am not a zero drop person, AT ALL, they had no toe protection. I also was slipping when I took them on the trail, super dangerous.
  • These are lacking in tread and cushioning. They were really not comfortable. Also, the lugs were breaking off too soon, like a couple weeks.
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Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of the shoe is made from a highly durable, high traction rubber. It comes with an aggressive lug system. These lugs are different shapes, sizes, and are also set up in different directions along the underfoot. The purpose of this is to provide superior traction to the runner. Runners reported that they felt safe and secure even on slippery or loose terrains. The outsole is also thicker than some other outsoles on the market today which helped runners feel protected against the harmful elements of the trail.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole of this shoe features a unique three-layered design. The layer closest to the foot is the A-Bound layer. This gives the shoe its intense cushioning. It is designed to absorb shock and help lower the risk of injury. Underneath is the Stone Guard Rock Protection. This protects the underfoot from trail hazards. The final layer, closest to the ground is the EVA midsole foam. This is a traditional foam that provides support and cushioning to the runner. The shoe also features a Gaiter Trap designed to stop debris from entering the shoe and keeping the runner safe from harmful elements found on the trail.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The upper of the Altra Lone Peak 2.0 has been redesigned to include a quick-drying mesh material. This material ensures that moisture doesn’t have a chance to accumulate along the upper, causing a moist, uncomfortable ride for the runner. The mesh used on the upper is also very breathable and is designed to pull moisture away from the foot. It does a great job of managing the temperature inside the shoe by allowing air to flow into and out of the shoe. Runners reported that even during long runs or runs in hot temperatures, their feet stayed cool and dry. The toe box of this shoe features unique elements called the FootShape toe box. This promotes the natural splay of the toes, so it gives the shoe a wider look and feel. Runners appreciated that the natural splay of the toe protected against blisters.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

A key change to the Lone Peak 2.0 from its earlier version is a more breathable upper. The upper is now made using a breathable mesh that is also quick drying. This upper does a great job of allowing air to flow into and out of the shoe. This helps to regulate the temperature in the shoe. It also wicks away moisture which helps to reduce the risk of irritation and blisters. Runners commented that the breathability of this shoe helped them run longer without the risk of irritation or overheating.
Weight
Weight

Weight

This shoe is certainly on the heavier side. It weighs in at 11. 8 ounces in the men's version. It has a multi-layered midsole and a rugged outsole lined with multi-directional lugs. These technologies help to add protection and cushioning, but they also add extra weight to the shoe.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Runners who are looking for a cushioned ride with a natural drop and a natural feel will love the comfort of this shoe. Some found the shoe to feel too clunky and bulky, but runners who like a wider toe box and a flat fit found this shoe to be very comfortable. They found it especially good for longer runs or hikes on more difficult terrains. The roomy fit of the FootShape toe box reduces the risk of blisters because it allowed the toes to spread out. Also the breathable upper kept the feet cool and dry and was able to maintain a comfortable temperature inside the shoe.
Style
Style

Style

The shoe comes in a limited amount of different colors and styles. Runners commented that they wished the shoe came in more colors, but they did say the styles that were available were bright and eye-catching. The main issue with the style of the shoe wasn’t the color selection as much as it was the shape of the shoe. Since this shoe features more cushioning than the average trail running shoe and the Altra brand is designed to support the national splay of the toes, this causes the shoe to have a boxy, bulky look that some didn’t love.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The shoe is known for its protection. There are three separate layers in the midsole. In terms of protection, the middle layer, the Stone Guard Rock Protection Unit, does a great job of keeping the foot safe from rocks and other debris on the trail. As another layer of protection, the shoe comes with a Gaiter Trap that deflects trail debris and keeps the foot safe. Finally, the durable slip-resistant rubber of the outsole is thicker than an average outsole material. This does a great job of ensuring that the foot stays safe from sharp elements on the trail.
Durability
Durability

Durability

This shoe has a higher price tag but runners justify the cost with the fact that this shoe is extremely durable. The key reason for this is the aggressive lug system and the thicker rubber of the outsole. The outsole is made using Altra’s patented Trail Claw outsole. This uses a multi-directional lug system and sticky, gripping rubber. The rubber is thicker than most and does a great job of maintaining its shape against long, tough miles on some of the most intense terrains.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

This shoe doesn’t provide the best responsiveness to the runner. This can be because of the thicker outsole and the more cushioned midsole. This is not a shoe that is designed for speed, rather, it is designed to go for longer miles over tougher terrain. Because of this, the shoe doesn’t provide that quick, snappy feedback that runners find in a highly responsive shoe.
Support
Support

Support

The key support system in this shoe comes from the thicker midsole. The A-Bound top layer of the midsole foam provides added support because it is extra cushioned. This material is designed to absorb the shock of each footfall. The entire midsole is designed to conform to the shape of the foot and keep it from unwanted side to side movement.

Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

This shoe is designed for the most extreme off road running. It comes with a Gaiter Trap along the inside of the shoe to keep out debris and harmful elements from the trail. The lug system is designed with different shaped lugs that run in many different directions. This is designed to create a cleat like fit along the bottom so the shoe can grip onto the trail even when the trail is made of loose rocks and debris. This shoe is also ideal for running in mud and over slippery conditions because the rubber used in the outsole provides superior grip.
Price
Price

Price

This is a major point of contention for some runners. This shoe is much higher than similar shoes on the market today and it certainly is not for the runner on a budget. However, many runners who reviewed the shoe pointed out that the shoe does last a very long time, making this more of an investment. The price tag can be seen as justifiable because the shoe needs to be replaced much less frequently than similar shoes on the market today.
Traction
Traction

Traction

Due to the shoe’s use of Altra’s patented Trail Claw outsole, this shoe has amazing grip and provides the runner with a safe and secure ride, regardless of the terrain. Runners commented that the multi-shaped, multi-lugged system of the outsole made this a great choice for running on muddy surfaces, as well as loose trail. The rubber used in the outsole is extra sticky and runners reported that they felt secure on a variety of different terrains, even in the rain and on slippery surfaces.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

Runners commented that this shoe had more of a stiff feeling to it. This is not a lightweight shoe. And the stiffness can be attributed to the additional cushioned added to the shoe in the midsole.
Stability
Stability

Stability

This shoe is best for the neutral runners. It supports the natural movement of the foot and is not designed to help with issues of over- or underpronation. This shoe is for the runner who wants to move freely without the cumbersome additional of stability controlled elements.
Drop
Drop

Drop

Altra is known for their zero drop technology. This is a shoe that successfully combines a flat, zero-drop running experience with added cushioning through the midsole. The runners who wore this shoe reported feeling low to the ground and this helped them feel more secure and balanced while running over an uneven and slippery terrain. The main focus of the Altra line is to provide the runner with a fit that is natural and doesn’t hold the muscles in the feet and legs back from developing to their fullest potential by adding in unneeded cushioning in the heel of the shoe.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

- Quick Dry Mesh in the upper
- Zero drop for maximum balance and a natural feel
- Foot shape toe box allows for a natural toe splay
- Stone Guard Rock Protection Unit and Gaiter Trap keep debris from entering the shoe
- A-Bound midsole material provides great shock absorption
- Traditional EVA midsole foam conforms to the shape of the foot
- Trail Claw outsole features multi-shaped and multi-directional lugs
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Altra Lone Peak 2.0 is designed to carry the runner across difficult terrain. It has a thicker outsole and added cushioning in the midsole to provide a comfortable ride that absorbs the harmful shock of each footfall and keeps the runner safe on the trail. This shoe also features innovative protection technology including the Stone Guard Rock Protection unit, the Gaiter Trap along the upper, and the Trail Claw design of the outsole. These features are designed to keep debris out and keep the runner safe even on slippery or uneven terrains. The price is higher than some would like in this shoe, but many runners justified the price because of the high level of durability offered. At the end of the day, this is a bulky, cushioned shoe that offered great protection and lasts a long time. It is the perfect companion for the trail for a runner who likes the combination of a natural feeling shoe that also offers added cushioning.