• Discontinued
  • Terrain


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


    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

    Daily running

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


    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
  • Weight
    Men: 10.4oz
    Women: 8.7oz
  • 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
  • Release date
    Release date
    Jul 2017
  • Special editions
    Special editions
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We spent 8.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The customers praised the cushioning of the Altra Lone Peak 3.5.
  • The runners lauded the grip of the shoes on roads, as well as on packed dirt, sand, and gravel.
  • The users liked the fit of the shoe around their feet.
  • Most individuals were impressed with the high energy return of the Lone Peak 3.5.
  • A few people mentioned how the new shoe’s upper was able to prevent dirt and small rocks from getting inside the shoe.
  • A customer appreciated the additional lateral support around the toe-box.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A few runners thought that the newer version of the Altra Lone Peak had a narrower toe-box compared to its earlier version.
  • A user was dissatisfied with the upper’s apparent lack of ventilation since it felt too hot after several miles of running.
  • Another customer was not happy with the sizing; the sizes were either too big or too small for his feet.

Bottom line

While the changes such as enhanced cushioning, flexibility and responsiveness made by the Altra in its newest version of the Lone Peak have been thoroughly welcomed by most customers, there is certainly a room for improvement in the shoe. For some testers, it would’ve been great if it had a wider toe-box and a slightly more breathable upper.


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Updates to Altra Lone Peak 3.5

  • While there are no ‘big’ changes to it, the Altra Lone Peak 3.5 certainly boasts a few smart features that aim to improve the runner’s performance on the ground. The stitching on the upper has been updated for more breathability. The efficient drainage system allows for a healthy circulation of air inside the shoe, thereby ensuring instant drying and cooling of the foot during longer runs.
  • The Drilex Lining across the upper gives a smooth in-shoe experience while also making sure to not inhibit breathability.
  • The Stone Guard housed in the heel region provides additional comfort to the runner and keeps the foot in position while running on steep slopes etc.
  • Another update is the Natural Ride System (NRS) in the shoe which results in the increased adaptability and the improved flexibility for the runner. The system allows for a smoother transitioning of foot among various running positions.

Altra Lone Peak 3.5 size and fit

This neutral trail running shoe comes in the standard running length and the standard medium width of D and B for men and women respectively. However, owing to its relatively narrower toe-box, it is advisable to try the shoe first.


The shoe boasts the MaxTrac Outsole with a sticky rubber that has the capability of resisting slip and ensuring a firm grip on the challenging surfaces. This material is also very durable; therefore, it keeps this running shoe in a healthy condition for longer durations of time.


The shoe’s midsole is made from an environmentally friendly recycled material, the A-Bound technology for maximum underfoot protection and greater resilience to impact forces.

The popular EVA (Ethyl Vinyl Acetate) material, which has already proven its mettle in other shoes, takes the Altra Lone Peak 3.5 to higher levels of comfortability and responsiveness.

The Natural Ride System (NRS) design includes the foot-shaped finish, various foot-shaped shapes and a zero millimeter heel-to-toe drop for a more natural, closer-to-ground feel. This system lets the sole unit adapt fully to the shape and movement capacity of the wearer’s foot.

The Natural Foot Design follows the natural structure and curve of the human foot, thus giving a secure and agreeable underfoot experience.

The Stone Guard is a flexible thermoplastic urethane material that shields the toes from debris and disperses impact shock, thereby providing protection on the trails.

The 5 mm-Contour FootBed provides additional cushioning for the foot.


The Quick Dry Trail Mesh material keeps the runner’s foot cool and dry. Its highly breathable design and updated stitching provide a healthy environment inside the shoe and a better fit to improve the shoe’s efficiency.

The Drilex lining further increases the breathability by improving air circulation inside the shoe.

The Heel Claw around the back of the shoe provides additional support to the runner while also preventing accidental shoe removals.

The shoe also has the 4-point GaiterTrap for easy donning of a gaiter through a hook and loop tab.

The Gusseted Tongue effectively prevents the small rocks and dirt from entering the shoe.

Finally, the lace-up closure locks down the foot in position and prevents it from wobbling inside the shoe during the running session.