Facts

Base model: Altra Lone Peak 3.0
Terrain: Trail
Arch support: Neutral
Use: Jogging
Weight: Men: 13.3oz | Women: 10oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 0mm | Women: 0mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Material: Vegan
Features: High-top
Strike Pattern: Forefoot strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Heel height: Men: 25mm | Women: 25mm
Forefoot height: Men: 25mm | Women: 25mm
Brand: Altra
Type: Heavy | Big guy | Low drop | Zero drop
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $160
Colorways: Blue, Grey, Black
Special editions: 1 special editions
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

A top rated Trail running shoe
A top rated Altra running shoe
A popular pick

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82 / 100 based on 10 expert reviews

  • 86 / 100 | Runner's World | Level 5 expert

    A Polartec Neoshell membrane keeps out water yet allows foot sweat to evaporate, and the padded collar fends off dirt, rocks, and snow.

  • 80 / 100 | Running Competitor | | Level 5 expert

    The new Lone Peak 3.0 Mid will be made using Neoshell fabric, for lightweight, breathable, waterproof capabilities.

  • 75 / 100 | Fellrnr | Level 5 expert

    The downsides however are also pretty significant, the biggest being the rather poor waterproofing. The light weight also means that it's not as tough and rugged as a true hiking boot would be.

  • 83 / 100 | Northern Runner | Level 4 expert

    This is a lightweight waterproof boot with all the popular features of the trail running shoe, zero drop, foot shaped (wide toe box) and lots of cushioning. 

  • 87 / 100 | Gear Institute | | Level 3 expert

    The Neoshell Mid is a burly trail runner that doubles as a light hiking boot. Our wear-testers praised the shoe’s versatility, light weight, and performance on the trail, but some had concerns with the amount of padding around the heel collar and tongue.

  • 81 / 100 | GearJunkie | | Level 3 expert

    Like the Lone Peak 3.0 Neoshell, the Neoshell Mid is best for hikers who might find themselves tromping through wet underbrush or across snow patches.

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  • 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 running shoe also comes with a reinforced toe cap that gives enhanced toe protection while running on the trail.

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.


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.


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.


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.

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