Facts

  • 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
    $160
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 13.3oz
    Women: 10oz
  • 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
  • Special editions
    Special editions
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Summary

We spent 9.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • A number of users applauded the Polartec NeoShell lining that effectively keeps the foot dry while running on wet condition.
  • Many testers mentioned that the Lone Peak 3.0 NeoShell Mid has an excellent grip.
  • Some took note of the comfortable fit and impressive cushioning of the shoe.
  • The outsole of the Lone Peak 3.0 NeoShell Mid is durable, as noted in some reviews.
  • The TrailClaw outsole delivers an exceptional traction on varied surfaces.
  • Several Altra fans liked the roomy toe box of the Lone Peak 3.0 NeoShell Mid.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Few users noticed that the upper was not breathable due to the abrasion-resistant waterproof mesh.
  • The men’s version is quite heavy.
  • One runner disliked the thick tongue and over-padded collar.
  • It is expensive.

Bottom line

The Altra Lone Peak 3.0 NeoShell Mid is a trail running shoe designed for extreme weather conditions. It provides a perfect blend of traction, comfort, support and stability. This shoe will not disappoint while running both uphill and downhill.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

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82 / 100 based on 10 expert reviews

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Updates to Altra Lone Peak 3.0 NeoShell Mid

  • The Lone Peak 3.0 NeoShell Mid features the new Altra MaxTrac Sticky Rubber with TrailClaw. It is designed to deliver incredible grip and durability in varied terrains.
  • The shoe also comes with a reinforced toe cap that gives enhanced toe protection while running on the trail.

Altra Lone Peak 3.0 NeoShell Mid size and fit

The Lone Peak 3.0 NeoShell Mid is true to its size. It has a medium fit in the heel, midfoot and forefoot. The toe box is wide enough for the toes to move freely. It comfortably accommodates medium and wide-footed runners. It is available in standard D and B widths.


Outsole

The Altra Lone Peak 3.0 NeoShell Mid utilizes the AltraMax sticky rubber compound that is engineered to deliver reliable traction and durability on multiple terrains. The TrailClaw lugs strategically located under metatarsals gives added traction whenever necessary.


Midsole

The shoe uses EVA foam in its midsole to provide durable underfoot cushioning. It comes with the A-Bound Top Layer midsole compound that is designed for resiliency. In between the EVA foam and the A-Bound compound is the Stone Guard sandwich rock protection that disperses shock on landing and at the same time protects the foot from stone bruising.

The shoe also has the Natural Ride System that promotes proper foot mechanism for natural foot movement.


Upper

The upper of the Altra Lone Peak 3.0 NeoShell Mid uses the abrasion-resistant mesh that is designed to deliver breathability and comfortable foot environment. The Polartec NeoShell lining is added to keeping the foot dry even on wet conditions. The shoe also comes with a velcro gaiter attachment that prevents debris from entering the shoe.