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  • 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

    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.

    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
    $130
  • Weight
    Men: 12.5oz
    Women: 9.7oz
  • 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
    Men: 25mm
    Women: 25mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 25mm
    Women: 25mm
  • Width
    Men: Standard
    Women: Standard
  • Release date
    Unknown
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88 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 88 / 100 | Gear Institute

    The Lone Peak 3.5 Mesh Mid is one of very few genuinely runnable mid-top trail shoes. Our wear-testers applauded it for excellent traction, generous toe box, top-notch protection, and responsive feel on the trail.

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Updates to Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Mid Mesh

  • The Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Mid Mesh is the mesh version of the Altra Lone Peak 3.5 with a mid-cut design. This durable mesh upper allows the foot to breath well during the running session. It helps to keep the foot cool, fresh and dry always.
  • The foot-shaped toe box design is integrated into the shoe. It allows the foot to spread out naturally while delivering shock absorption.
  • The Altra MaxTrac sticky rubber outsole with TrailClaw is used to provide the right amount of traction on a wide variety of surfaces.
  • Utilized in the shoe is the A-Bound technology. Lying directly under the foot, this energy-return compound reduces ground impact.

Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Mid Mesh size and fit

The Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Mid Mesh is a trail running shoe that is ideal for those who have neutral foot motion. The shoe runs true to size. It offers a comfortable fit to medium-footed runners. The Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Mid Mesh is available in standard medium D and B widths for men’s and women’s respectively.

Outsole

The mesh and midcut version of the Altra Lone Peak 3.5 utilizes the MaxTrac Outsole with Trailclaw. This durable and sticky material aims to ensure that enough grip is provided on surfaces that are challenging. It also offers added durability.

The Trailclaw is integrated into the Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Mid Mesh. These unique tread pattern lugs are positioned under the metatarsals. It provides the right amount of grip, especially on steep climbs and descents.

Midsole

The Natural Ride System (NRS) design is used in the Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Mid Mesh. It includes the 0mm heel drop and foot-shaped finish. It also adds various foot-shaped shapes. This system aims to deliver a closer-to-ground and a more natural feel. It lets the sole unit to adapt fully to the physical shape and movement of the foot.

The famous EVA (Ethyl Vinyl Acetate) material is integrated into the shoe. The goal of which is to deliver high levels of comfort and responsiveness.

The midsole is made up of a recycled, and environmentally-friendly material called the A-Bound technology. The purpose of this technology is for maximum underfoot protection. It also provides resilience to impact forces.

Shielding the toes from debris is offered by the Stone Guard. It is a flexible thermoplastic urethane material disperses impact shock. As a result, added protection is provided when the runner is on the trails.

A natural foot strike is encouraged by the Zero Drop Platform. It also promotes a more efficient stride.

Upper

Easier donning of the gaiter through a hook and loop tab is offered by the 4-point GaiterTrap System. This material is essential in keeping the debris, dirt, dust, and sand and out as the runner tackle any terrain. The tab secures the gaiter to the shoe without strapping it below the outsole area.

Integrated into the Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Mid Mesh is the Abrasion-Resistant Mesh with Minimal Seams upper. This quick-drying material aims to reduce any possible irritation that the runner may experience.

To provide exceptional in-shoe feel, the breathable fabric lining is integrated into the shoe. This material is essential in providing a more comfortable running experience to the user.

The Lace-up closure construction is utilized in the shoe. It ensures a snugger fit throughout the running activity.

Allowing the foot to splay out naturally is encouraged by the FootShape toebox design. Its primary focus is to maintain proper alignment as well. As a result, better shock absorption is achieved, and a more powerful toe-off is promoted.

The Gusseted tongue is used in the construction of the Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Mid Mesh. The goal of which is to help in keeping the debris out of the shoe.

For additional comfort, the shoe also has a lightly padded tongue and collar.


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