Who should buy the Altra Lone Peak 3.0

The third version of the Altra Lone Peak gets a major boost in fit, durability, and traction. As such, these updates make the shoe an ideal running companion if:

  • You want a trail running shoe that is capable of handling long distances
  • You need a cushioned running shoe that can adequately support your moderate to high arch

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Updates to the Altra Lone Peak 3.0

  • More stitched overlays for better and secure fit, particularly in the heel and midfoot
  • New outsole design for traction on various surfaces, including wet areas 

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A redesigned outsole for the Lone Peak 3.0

Gone are the arrow and x-shaped patterns of the previous models as Altra completely redesigned the outsole. Runners will now see a combination of hexagons, trapezoids, and triangles to provide better grip on a multitude of surfaces. There is also slightly more rubber for added durability.

Altra Lone Peak 3.0 lone peak outsole

Firm platform for stable rides

The midsole is practically the only carryover from the earlier models. Altra continues to put standard EVA on top of their proprietary A-bound foam. As the EVA is a bit firmer, there is a sense of stability while the softer A-bound handles most of the cushioning and responsive nature of the Lone Peak 3.0.

Altra Lone Peak 3.0 zero drop midsole

Altra's comfort and support

The new mesh is a bit thicker than before with just about the same breathability. As mentioned, there are more numerous overlays connecting the heel to the forefoot. Comfort and cushioning are enhanced by the moderate thickness of the tongue and collar while the 5mm footbed increases that luxurious step-in feel. A traditional lace-up closure closes the deal in this shoe.

Altra Lone Peak 3.0 mesh upper

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: Men 9.7oz / Women 8oz
Drop: 0mm
Arch support: Neutral
Update: Altra Lone Peak 5.0
Forefoot height: 25mm
Heel height: 25mm

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Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.