Part 2 – Altra Lone Peak 7.0 (Podiatrist Evan’s current trail shoes)
This zero-drop trail runner carries on the Altra tradition by offering a spacious fit and a responsive platform that is better suited to regular / wider feet.
It offers a great balance of cushioning and sensitivity, think of these as a beefed up minimalist shoe which are a great entry point into the world of zero-drop style trail running shoes. The Lone Peak 6 lets you detect changes in technical terrain with accuracy but the 25mm midsole and rock plate keep your foot protected from sharp rocks and roots.
The tightly woven mesh upper breathes well but blocks out sand and pebbles. Canted lugs offer adequate traction in soft mud and sand while the outsole is sticky enough to grip rock slabs and climb confidently.
Sounds like your type of ride and wanting to cop a pair? Locally the legends at Tom’s Outdoors stock a solid range of Altra trail shoes and if your chasing a little more cushioning than offered by the Lone Peak then the Altra Olympus is also worth a look in.
Stay tuned for part 3 of the trail trilogy…
If you’re struggling to find a pair fit for purpose your local Podiatrist can assess your feet and provide in depth footwear advice. To book a footwear assessment and prescription consult call 02 5926 3806 or book online.