The RW Takeaway: The Altra Lone Peak 4.5 is a lightweight and slightly firm shoe, ideal for trail running.
- New laces system for a secure fit
- The lightweight rock plate in the midsole serves as a protective cushion
- Big finger to allow fingers to open and avoid blisters and black nails
Branded Shoes, This point 5 indicates that Altra played with only a few resources on the rugged Lone Peak. The shoe has the same sole as the 4 and a slightly comfortable foam midsole for durability. Its upper part has undergone most changes, with less overlap and a new loop system, which translates into a less fragile tongue and a safer fit.
A rugged shoe like Lone Peak is generally not known for its flexibility, especially when it has a rock plate in the midsole, but the shoe’s Stoneguard is protective enough to protect the sneakers, but flexible and light enough. so you are not to tax rigidly.
Solitary Peak 4.5
A new closure system
Most of our testers enjoyed the feel of the new lacing system locking and the way the saddle hugged your foot. A strip of material keeps the tongue centered, with a customizable touch: you can mark your “tops” in small squares. Best Sneakers
“Fit and comfort were the best thing about the shoe,” said a tester. “It wrapped perfectly around my foot. [Damping] is a little difficult; it’s a shoe that I would keep for the races.”
Our shoe lab tests showed that the heel and forefoot cushioning is very firm compared to the other road and trail shoes we tested. The thin, sticky and light sole of the 4.5 compensated for the lack of softness.
However, pilots familiar with Lone Peak 4 may find the new closing system too tight. “If I hadn’t raced on Lone Peak 4 first, I think I would have loved it,” said a tester. “But, the closure is pressing on my instep.” Shoes And Sneakers
Still has an impeccable grip
Beveled multidirectional claw-shaped ears shape the sole (a step that a tester described as having “more buttons and waffles” than for Sunday breakfast), resulting in excellent grip on various surfaces. The sole has always been a favorite and trusted feature in the Lone Peak line. Runners who like the feeling of terrain on the trail will appreciate the shoe’s lightweight cushioning; However, others who enjoy a smoother ride may find Lone Peak too firm. Kacamata Rayban