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  • 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

    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: 11.9oz
    Women: 10.9oz
  • 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: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
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We spent 5.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The Abrasion-resistant Mesh provides a breathable and highly durable upper coverage.
  • Many testers noted the reliable Polartec Neoshell upper, which is lightweight, breathable and waterproof.
  • Runners welcomed the inclusion of many components that would improve the comfort of the runner, as well as the durability of the shoe.
  • The mid-sole unit of the NeoShell is made of robust, but responsive layers of underfoot cushioning systems.
  • The Zero Drop mechanic of this running shoe appeals to runners who want to have a well-balanced platform for the heel and the toe areas.
  • The Trail Claw Outsole makes use of a sticky rubber that has multi-directional gripping lugs for improved traction and durability over the trails.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners felt that the Lone Peak NeoShell is a bit longer than what they’re used to.
  • In spite of the foot shape design, there were testers who thought that the toe box was narrow.
  • This running shoe has a very high price.

Bottom line

Trail running is the forte of the Lone Peak NeoShell form Altra. Its durable components and improved features make it a robust option for adventurers and trekkers who want a well-rounded shoe for their various endeavors over the trails.


Expert Reviews

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84 / 100 based on 17 expert reviews

  • 88 / 100 | Backcountry Edge

    Really nice zero drop platform while still having plenty of cushion.

  • 87 / 100 | Runblogger

    It’s one of those, “duh, why haven’t companies done this sooner”, type of design shifts.

  • 78 / 100 | Runner's World

    While noting the upper was stiffer, most didn’t report changes in fit or comfort.

  • 86 / 100 | Trail to Peak

    In closing, this shoe is a great option for those looking to find a zero drop, wide toe box, waterproof trail runner or hiker.

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Updates to Altra Lone Peak NeoShell

  • The Altra Lone Peak NeoShell features a new redesigned upper. It uses durable and waterproof materials that keep moisture from entering the shoes while keeping its breathability feature. It keeps the foot well-ventilated all throughout the run.
  • The shoe also comes with an enhanced durability feature. The material used and the construction are designed to give protection and comfort with the highest level of durability especially on high wear areas.

Altra Lone Peak NeoShell size and fit

The Lone Peak NeoShell is available in standard running shoe length and widths for both men’s and women’s version. Those with wider forefoot and medium measurements can experience comfortable fit on this shoe. The midfoot and the heel areas are of standard measurements and the forefoot is wide, allowing toe splay.


The outer sole of the Lone Peak NeoShell uses the brand’s TrailClaw outsole technology, a super-sticky rubber element that has aggressive lugs for reliable traction. The claws under the toes provides impressive grip on trails and the trail rudder on the heel gives added control during uphill climbs and downhill plunges.


The shoe uses the dual layer EVA and A-Bound midsole technology that delivers reliable cushioning and soft underfoot protection. The A-Bound element attenuates shock efficiently for a more responsive ride.

The Natural Ride System follows the natural foot shape for ultimate comfort. It encourages natural foot mechanics and natural foot movement.


The upper of the Altra Lone Peak NeoShell uses the Polartec Neoshell upper element that delivers a waterproof attribute from the outside with an impressive comfort and breathability on the inside. This upper coverage is highly durable.

It also has an asymmetrical lacing design that conforms to the natural shape of the foot for an enhanced feel and fit. It also has velcor gaiter trap attachment for quick donning of a gaiter.