HOME > Gear > Trail-Running Shoes
Brendan Curtin Thursday, 31 July 2014 14:21 TWEET COMMENTS 892

Friday Shoe Sneak Peek and Giveaway

The fifth day in our week of shoe review previews and giveaways—The Altra Lone Peak 2.0

This week, we’re offering a sneak peek at several shoes we’ll be reviewing in full in our fall spring shoe review (October issue, available on newsstands Sept. 11.) Each day, we’ll feature one shoe and offer a free pair to one randomly selected winner.

To be entered in today’s giveaway for a pair of Altra Lone Peak 2.0 shoes, just leave a comment on this page by midnight tonight (Friday). Winner will be selected, notified and announced on trailrunnermag.com tomorrow.

Note: As per manufacturers’ limitations, shoes can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.

Congrats to reader Steph W whose name was selected from those who commented on yesterday’s shoe preview to receive a pair of Patagonia Tsali 3.0 shoes. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s shoe sneak peek and giveaway!

alt

Altra Lone Peak 2.0

  • $120
  • 11.4 oz
  • 0mm heel-to-toe drop

The Lone Peak 2.0 is built to accommodate the shape of your foot without feeling cavernous or clumsy (chief complaints with the model’s earlier two versions). Ample width through the midfoot and forefoot and a zero-drop design are paired with a generous amount of cushioning in both the sole and upper, a compelling mix for runners seeking a natural feel, but unwilling to sacrifice protection on nasty terrain.

Also improved over earlier models is the tread. Although less aggressive than other shoes on the market, the slanting lugs of the Lone Peak 2.0 give decent purchase on all but the slickest rocks and are a big improvement for a company that is usually conservative with tread design.

Best For:

  • Dry conditions, as the abundantly-cushioned upper doesn’t shed water well
  • Wide-footed runners
  • Fastpacking or multi-day events on harder surfaces
  • Flatter terrain (the roominess can cause toe-stubbing on steep descents)

How It Fits:

  • Wide through the midfoot and toebox
  • About 1/2 size small in length

Tester Rave:

  • “The toe box is nice and wide. I have a hard time going back to my other shoes after wearing these because my toes feel constricted in any traditional tapered toe boxes of other brands. But who wants to take off their Altras anyway? Only sandals can be more freeing and comfortable.”
    --Lauren Arnold, Polson, MT
TWEET COMMENTS 892

Add comment

Security code
Refresh