|Altra Lone Peak|
When I review products, I try to concentrate on a shoe and give it some real time so that I can make a fair assessment, though I tend to get excited about a company I like, such as Altra or Skora, and want to try everything they make all at once. That said, I try to be honest and unbiased, although I also tend to want to review stuff that I know I will like. Lately, I posted a review of the Altra Instinct and had a lot of good things to say after a long period of wearing it this summer. It has a roomy toebox, a zero-drop platform, durable outsole, and secure midfoot/heel. The aesthetics are unique and may not be to everyone’s taste initially, although Altra recently introduced a new black colorway which takes it to a new level, in my opinion. Also, the Instinct’s looks reflect the shoe’s functional, logical design. Given how much I liked about the Instinct, Altra’s trail offering, the Lone Peak, was next on my agenda. This review is almost a follow-up to my Instinct review in that the Lone Peak, while a unique shoe, has many of the same characteristics as the Instinct and is very similar in terms of fit and ride. It seemed like a good idea to follow up right away with some initial thoughts and technical, in-hand observations about the shoe. I will undoubtedly have a long-term report to post after a winter of trail running in the Lone Peak, but here is the lowdown after a few days and a few runs.