Treat of the week - Altra Lone Peak Trail Runners
I was looking for a trail runner that had a larger / wider toe box that my current Solomon trail runners as I had been experiencing blisters in very warm weather with the Solomons. With the Altra Lone Peaks (for women), you also have:-
- Waterproof shoe
- The mesh used on the upper part of the shoe is not only more breathable, but it has improved durability and security.
- The Foot shape toe box allows your toes to spread out more naturally, offering greater comfort and stability in uphill climbs and downhill descents.
- Thicker material coverage and support is offered to the toes and the heel, protecting it from bumps and downward forces.
- The upper is waterproof, stopping any liquid from entering the shoe and causing discomfort.
- They work well with no-tie shoelaces (although the way they are tied up is a bit strange but effective).
- Heel loops make transporting muddy shoes indoors is quick and easy, but I also use them to help me put them on my feet!
- A four-point Gaitertrap is a hook and loop tab that allows you to attach a strapless gaiter, which would prevent debris and grit from entering and causing irritation. I use Montane runner gaiters purchased in Cotswold Outdoors.
- The EVA midsole contains many areas with features that provide the shoe with extremely responsive rebound and cushioning, as well as the standard EVA that also protects and rebounds.
- A-Bound and energy-return compound sits directly underneath the foot, which reduces ground impact, returning the energy as a spring for each step that you take.
- The feet sit on the midsole on a zero drop platform (which takes a bit of getting used to!). This means the heel and the forefoot are the same distance from the ground, encouraging proper low-impact form throughout your trail run.
- Found in between the A-Bound and the EVA midsole, there is Altra's Stoneguard. This is a shield that offers flexible protection by deflecting rocks into the midsole, making the ride feel smoother.
Link to purchase these on Amazon is here.