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Altra Lone Peak All-wthr Mid, Men's Platform

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Altra's Lone Peak series has been a popular choice among trail runners and weight-conscious hikers for years. I haven’t checked the specs of the shoes in comparison to previous models, but I get the sense that the stack height on these shoes is lower than, like, the Lone Peak 3. No doubt, that limited support can be a springboard for some hikers to develop their lower bodies and show off their ripped calves.

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Running on varied and challenging trails is a welcome break from the monotony of pounding pavement (or even worse, the belt of a treadmill). If you expect to get three years of solid use out of these shoes, you might find yourself disappointed. Featuring Altra’s own DuraTread outsole, we found the Lone Peak 4 Mid RSM to excel on soft and even terrain.

The eVent fabric works as advertised and keeps water out for a few minutes before beginning to leak. Whereas the Lone Peak has a very roomy fit and wide toe box, the X Ultra runs a bit small and is better suited for narrow feet. I often felt like my feet began to feel sore just a little bit quicker in the NeoShell Mids when compared to my standard low cut Lone Peak 3.

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I have used Mid boots in the past on a number of long and short hikes, but I must admit I’ve never felt as comfortable in a mid-sized shoe as I have in the Lone Peak 3. Next up is the Breeze LT Mid GTX, a popular lightweight design from hiking footwear specialist Vasque.If your feet have two different sizes, when comparing against the size chart use the length of your larger foot.

Altra Lone Peak 4 Mid RSM Review | Tested by GearLab

While it certainly can’t compete with more mesh-heavy, non-waterproof shoes, I came away impressed by the Lone Peak’s ability to keep my feet cool and dry, even during the height of summer in the San Juan Mountains. Hoka One One offers a number of lightweight hikers, and their Sky Toa GTX is another close competitor to the Lone Peak.The tall, sharp lugs—arranged in a “TrailClaw” configuration for maximum bite—deftly sink into muddy sections of trail, and the wide spacing ensures they don’t cake up between steps. s. Even so, if you’re looking for a compromise between weight and ankle support than these shoes are one’s to keep your eye on.

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