Facts

  • 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: 12.3oz
    Women: 10.3oz
  • 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: Narrow, Normal
    Women: Narrow, Normal
  • Release date
    Aug 2018
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  • Crafted to be a trail running shoe, the Altra Lone Peak 4.0 Mid Mesh is specifically-designed for those who have neutral foot mechanism. The shoe features several updates to satisfy runners who want to take their activities to the next level.
  • The new upper of the Altra Lone Peak 4.0 Mid Mesh utilizes a better-integrated tongue unit. This component aims to improve the shoe’s drainage capacity.  It has the ability to wick and absorb moisture during the running session, making the foot fresher and drier.
  • The shoe has an updated outsole which is described to be more aggressive compared to the previous model. It features a carved out lug design and an improve TrailClaw traction. This improvement aims to provide better traction on wide variety of surfaces.
  • The trail rudder is integrated into the footwear. This feature of the shoe offers additional stability on challenging and uneven trail surfaces.
  • The stone guard now has a more anatomical design to enhance flexibility.

When it comes to the size of the Lone Peak 4.0, runners must buy one size larger than standard running shoe length. The snug upper is sure to provide a better lockdown in the midfoot section. It has a medium fit in the heel and the toe box has enough wiggle room for comfort and added stability.

Integrated into the outsole of the Altra Lone Peak 4.0 Mid Mesh is the MaxTrac. This anatomically-shaped sticky material is used in the making of this rubber. The purpose of which is to deliver the right amount of grip that is needed in the running activity. It also provides additional durability to withstand challenging and uneven terrains.

A recycled material called A-Bound is used in the making of the Altra Lone Peak 4.0 Mid Mesh. This environmentally friendly midsole compound aims to deliver a more resilient underfoot feel and protection.

The EVA midsole foam is utilized in crafting the shoe. Altra added this feature to provide a more durable cushioning system. As a result, a more comfortable ride is experienced by the user.

Integrated into the footwear is the Natural Ride System or also called the NRS. This design includes a metatarsal-specific shape in the outsole area, zero millimeter heel to toe drop as well as a foot-shaped and more natural last. This design is essential in assisting proper foot mechanic. It is also significant in allowing the foot to move freely and naturally.

The Natural Foot Design is used in the shoe. This component of the Altra 4.0 Mid Mesh follows the natural curvature of the foot. As a result, maximum comfort is provided to the user during the running session.

A grooved TPU layer called the Stone Guard is featured in the shoe. The main responsibility of this flexible layer is to disperse impact shock effectively. It is also meant to protect the foot from possible injury and rock-bruising.

Underfoot protection is encouraged by the 5mm Contour Footbed. This material is utilized in the footwear to provide additional comfort during the running activity.

A Quick Dry Trail Mesh is used in the Altra Lone Peak 4.0 Mid Mesh. The goal of which is to provide optimal protection to the foot. It also offers breathability which results in a healthier and fresher foot chamber. Along with the Quick Dry Trail Mesh are the updated stitches to reinforce a more secure and improved fit.

The Heel Claw construction is integrated into the footwear. It is focused on providing a snugger fit around the heel area. As a result, added support is encouraged throughout the short and long-distance runs.

Featured in the upper section is the 4-point GaiterTrap. This material utilizes a hook-and-loop tab to allow easy donning of the gaiter.

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