A lightweight, nimble, and moderately cushioned option for backpacking and hiking, the Altra Running Men’s Lone Peak 3.5 Mid Mesh trail shoe combines the responsiveness and breathability of a running shoe with the higher-cut support and stability of a mid-height boot.
As with all Altra shoes, the shoe has a FootShape toe box that differs greatly from the aggressive taper of traditional running shoes. This design lets your big toe remain in a straight position while allowing your other toes to spread naturally. This broader cut reduces the risk of bunions, hammer toes, and plantar fasciitis. The shoe also utilizes a Zero Drop platform (height of the heel and the forefront are the same) that encourages a natural stride rather than elevating the heel or manipulating foot position. This is meant to promote better alignment and a more natural posture while on the move which in turn lessens impact.
The shoe’s reinforced extended-length upper is made of an abrasion-resistant, minimally-seamed mesh and has strategic overlays to aid in lateral stabilization and improve support and stability. An integrated GaiterTrap allows for the easy attachment of Altra gaiters (sold separately). A dual-layer EVA midsole with a top layer of Abound cushioning delivers comfort and reduces fatigue. A protective StoneGuard reduces the impact of rocks and roots underfoot.
The shoe has a stack height of 25 mm and weighs roughly 1 pound, 9 ounces per pair. A durable DuraTread rubber outsole with TrailClaw has a tacky surface and a lug pattern that together deliver excellent traction on a wide array of terrain.
Sold in pairs, the Altra Running Men’s Lone Peak 3.5 Mid Mesh hiking shoe is available in men’s full and half sizes.
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- Moderate cushioning
- Mid-height cut for increased support and stability
- Dual-layer EVA midsole
- DuraTread rubber outsole
- 25mm stack height
- 25 oz/per pair
- FootShape design allows toes to relax and spread naturally
- StoneGuard rock protection
- Zero Drop platform places your heel and forefoot the same distance from the ground to encourage proper, low-impact form
- Gaiter Trap hook-and-loop tabs allow strapless gaiter attachment (gaiters sold separately)
Best Use Backpacking, Hiking Item Weight 1 lb, 9 oz/pair Number of Eyelets 7 Type Trail Shoe (Pair) Upper Material Quick-Dry Mesh Outsole DuraTread rubber with TrailClaw Midsole Dual-layer EVA w/ A-Bound
Real Customer Reviews
- Nice so far...but definitely not waterproof...at all! Took these up Mt Mansfield and Spruce Peak and they performed very well. Traction was good, but lace them up tight as they are not nearly as supportive as leather mid hikers. NOT WATERPROOF!
Likes: Lightweight, wide toe box is a huge plus, very comfortable mid hiker
Dislikes: Not waterproof, water resistant....nuttin......took in water like a sponge across the top mesh surface. This is why I am giving a 4 star...else a 5 fo sho
- Bought these shoes as a birthday present for my friend. It’s his first pair of hiking shoes he really likes.
Likes: Excellent ankle support and breathability, comfortable toe box. He also likes zero drop. We just hiked/backpacked Havasu Falls, over 30 miles in 3 days, and he said his feet were happy.
Dislikes: It would be nice to have more color options in mid mesh. Had to get black since he does not like red color.
- Comfy toe box
Likes: The wide toe box. Flexible and soft sole.
Dislikes: They run small. Length wise.
- I am using the shoes for hiking/backpacking. The shoes are significantly more comfortable than hiking boots.
Likes: Lightweight, breathable. I like the zero drop (sole flatness) feature.
Dislikes: Altra's shoe sizing is inconsistent. I purchased a size 12 to replace a previous Altra water resistant version sized 11.5 to allow for more toe box room. The size 12 is narrower than my water resistant version 11.5.
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