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  • Terrain
    Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support
    Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use
    Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    Price
    $120
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 10.6oz
    Women: 9.2oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 0mm
    Women: 0mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Heel height
    Heel height
    Men: 25mm
    Women: 25mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 25mm
    Women: 25mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Most runners noticed the enhanced upper, firmer midsole and upgraded lacing system of the Lone Peak 2.5.
  • Some of the testers pointed out that this version of the Lone Peak is much lighter and faster than the previous versions.
  • The Altra Lone Peak 2.5 features a Heel Claw upper construction, which offers a snug fit and better structural support.
  • The heel has a Trail Rudder technology for control over steep plunges.
  • Many were impressed by the shoe’s natural foot design, which encourages the natural positioning of the foot when running or staying idle.

3 reasons not to buy

  • There were runners who felt that the Lone Peak 2.5 was one size smaller than what they were used to.
  • Some comments mentioned that the insole seemed thinner than expected.
  • The upper of this shoe started to peel off earlier than expected, according to some testers.

Bottom line

The improved midsole and redesigned upper pushes the Altra Lone Peak 2.5 to survive the toughest terrain. This shoe’s capability for natural toe splaying, grip, and stability makes it ideal for casual and more intense adventures. This is a great option for trail running and racing.

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Expert Reviews

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83 / 100 based on 10 expert reviews

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Updates to Altra Lone Peak 2.5

  • The upper of the Altra Lone Peak 2.5 was updated. It comes with a Quick-drying upper mesh designed with GaiterTrap technology. It allows gait secutiry for trail running. It also has a wider toebox, breathable upper, and a stylish design. The lacing system is also improved and the durability of the upper is given careful priority.
  • The midsole come with the new material, which is the Dual layer EVA A-Bound top layer. This improves the midsole while providing a slightly firmer feel. It offers a moderate cushioning and softness, giving that natural ground feel every runner wants in trail running.

Altra Lone Peak 2.5 size and fit

The Altra Lone Peak 2.5 has a standard running shoe length. It gives a snug and comfortable fit in the heel and midfoot area. The shoe also has a roomy toe box that allows natural toe splay. The shoe fits perfectly to medium and slightly wide-footed runners. This shoe is available in standard running shoe widths for men's and women's versions.


Outsole

The outsole of the Lone Peak 2.5 has the Sticky Rubber Trail Claw technology, which offers an excellent traction on tough terrains, making this shoe a great option for hiking, camping, wild touring, strolling, and trail running. Lugs are durable to last long enough on an all-around surface although it is not too luggy on dry ones, yet it has the grip on loosed grounds.


Midsole

The midsole of the Lone Peak 2.5 hasthe moderately cushioned design for trail running. The EVA midsole material is also combined with the Sandwiched StoneGuard technology, which is a rock plate that protects the foot from trail debris. Although it is a bit plushy and soft, the moderate cushioning design gives a ground feel that may not be satisfactory to some runners.


Upper

The upper of the Lone Peak 2.5 features the quick-drying air mesh material with GaiterTrap technology for gait support. It offers an excellent performance of breathability and comfort while running. The roomy toe box is indeed appreciated, especially for runners with wider feet. The toe box tends to stretch out and expand wider after a period of time. This shoe also comes with an improved lacing system, providing enhanced fit and comfort.