Altra Men's Lone Peak 6 Sneaker
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Dom and Canice: With 21 mm of stack, versus the 25 mm of the Lone Peak, the Superior is softer and has better ground feel, but provides less protection. One of the defining features of this shoe is its fit: it has a distinctly wide last that tapers to one of the widest toe boxes of any shoe on the market. Combined with the updates to a more integrated lacing system over the toe box, the fit is secure and comfortable.
Since I couldn’t test it out with hard turns, I didn’t have any issues, but I wonder how these would be out on technical terrain.Compared to the Inov-8 TUG270, the Altra is a few grams heavier, but offers more protection, and a wider toe box.
The upper looks like ripstop nylon but is actually a tightly woven mesh that is highly effective for keeping out sand and pebbles and even resists the puncture of sharp rocks and branches.For better or worse, Altra believes that the extra cushioning and support of traditional running (and hiking) shoes actually weaken people's lower bodies and reward people with poor running form. I found the shoe to be well-balanced, and for me, the Lone Peak 6 worked well for a variety of different trails and paces. Like so many of Altra’s shoes, the Lone Peak has undergone many revisions over the years (and additions; they now offer waterproof and mid-cut versions).