Altra Lone Peak 2.0
The Ginger Runner’s Lone Peak 2.0 review.
Michael Miller’s review:
The Altra Lone Peak 2.0 is finally here.
I put a lot of miles on my Lone Peak 1.0s, which were among the top two or three trail shoes I’ve ever worn. In fact, while I was waiting on the 2.0 I actually Googled around in the sad hope some retailer in Bulgaria might have a stray pair of size 12s floating around the shop.
But now the 2.0 has arrived at Seven Hills, and I have them!
And they’re sweet.
To me, the new look and feel is a big improvement over the 1.5 (which I demo’d but did not buy). There’s more cushion in the 2.0 (26 mm vs. 23 mm), a wider platform, and a more burly tread than the 1.5.
In their first couple tours of Discover Park, the 2.0 has been a great ride the out of the box.
On dry, rooted single track, the shoes dig in and respond nimbly to variable terrain. They are light enough to be suitable for long trail days, but sturdy enough to handle most any backcountry conditions. And though I haven’t yet worn them in the rain, my sense is that the rugged 2.0 tread will do very well when conditions in the Pacific
NW turn muddy and slick.
The Lone Peak 2.0 features the zero-drop profile and wide toe-box found in all Altra trail shoes. It’s a combination that many trail runners have embraced over the last couple years, and one that definitely works for me.
(Note to self: the moment you hear rumors of a “Lone Peak 2.5,” stockpile a couple
pairs of these shoes.)
Matt Stebbins’ Customer Review: