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- BALANCED CUSHIONING: Places your heel and forefoot the same distance from the ground to encourage proper, low-impact form throughout your trail run.
- FOOTSHAPE TOE BOX: Allows your toes to relax and spread out naturally for more comfort and stability in uphill climbs and downhill descents.
- GAITERTRAP: Hook-and-loop tab allows strapless gaiter attachment that prevents debris from building up beneath the shoe.
- TRAILCLAW: Canted lugs positioned strategically beneath the metatarsals to provide traction at toe off.
- MAXTRAC: A perfect combination of grip, traction and durability that will eat up gnarly terrain like a boss.
Altra Lone Peak 4.5 Low Mesh Trail Running Shoes
The multi-functional and popular Lone Peak Low Mesh Trail Running shoe is back with minor tweaks to enhance the fit in the upper as well as an improvement in the cushioning.
An update on previous versions, the mesh used on the upper part of the shoe is not only more breathable, but it has improved durability and security. The Footshape toe box allows your toes to spread out more naturally, offering greater comfort and stability in uphill climbs and downhill descents. Thicker material coverage and support is offered to the toes and the heel, protecting it from bumps and downward forces. Should any liquid enter the shoe, the improved drainage hole system will remove it efficiently and effectively. The upper has been trimmed down slightly, which has helped make the 4.5 lighter and more flexible than its predecessor. The lacing has been simplified, which makes it easier to adjust for midfoot lockdown and a personalised fit. Heel loops make transporting muddy shoes indoors is quick and easy. A four-point Gaitertrap is a hook and loop tab that allows you to attach a strapless gaiter, which would prevent debris and grit from entering and causing irritation.
The EVA midsole contains many areas with features that provide the shoe with extremely responsive rebound and cushioning, as well as the standard EVA that also protects and rebounds. A-Bound, and energy-return compound sits directly underneath the foot, which reduces ground impact, returning the energy as a spring for each step that you take. The EVA is slightly updated in the 4.5 in that it will give you a more resilient feel. The feet sit on the midsole on a zero-drop platform. This means the heel and the forefoot are the same distance from the ground, encouraging proper low-impact form throughout your trail run. Found inbetween the A-Bound and the EVA midsole, there is Altra's Stoneguard. This is a shield that offers flexible protection by deflecting rocks into the midsole, making the ride feel smoother and more stable.
Staying in complete control is crucial on the trails. With the Maxtrac outsole, you can run with the confidence that you will not be let down by not having traction. The durable rubber has provides the perfect combination of grip and traction, making volatile surfaces incredibly easy to defeat. The Trailclaw lugs underneath are positioned strategically beneath the metatarsals, making toe-offs and sudden bursts count more.
Durable Mesh - Tough updated mesh on the upper has improved breathability.
Footshape Toe Box - Allows your toes to spread naturally for improved performance.
Drainage Holes - Moisture is removed through the drainage holes.
Trimmed Upper - Reduced weight and improved flexibility.
Updated Lacing - Simplified and updated lacing system.
Heel Loop - Easy to carry indoors.
Gaitertrap Hook and Loop - Attach a strapless gaiter easily to stop dirt and grit from entering the shoe.
EVA Midsole - EVA midsole is responsive offering protecting and rebound.
Improved Response - More resilient feel under the foot.
A-Bound - Energy-return compound that reduces ground impact and increases spring.
Zero-Drop - Encourages proper low-impact form throughout your trail run.
Stoneguard - Shield that offers protection from rocks for a smoother and stabler ride.
Maxtrac Outsole - Supreme grip and traction from the midsole.
Durable Rubber - Abrasion resistant rubber guards against damage.
Trailclaw Lugs - Positioned lugs positioned beneath the metatarsals for toe-offs and bursts of pace.
Stack Height - 25mm
Weight - 298g
FootShape™ Toe Box - Embrace The Space
Traditional running shoes feature pointy toe boxes that squeeze the toes out of their natural position –increasing risk of bunions, hammertoes and plantar fasciitis. Altra’s FootShape™ toe box allows the toes to relax and spread out naturally and the big toe to remain in a straight position. This enhances stability and creates a powerful toe-off to maximize running performance. We wish we could call it some scientific breakthrough, but we’re simply giving your foot the working space it needs.
Benefits of FootShape™ Toe Box
- Keeps big toe straight for greater stability and a more powerful toe-off
- Allows toes to relax and spread out naturally
- Allows foot to naturally stabilize excess pronation
Zero Drop™ Platform
Every Altra running shoe features a fully cushioned Zero Drop™ platform that places the heel and forefoot at the same distance from the ground. This natural balance aligns the feet, back and body posture for less impact. It also strengthens the Achilles and lower calf muscles that have been weakened over a lifetime of running on elevated heels.
Benefits of Zero Drop™
- Heel and forefoot are the same distance from the ground
- Promotes proper form to reduce initial impact by 3–5 times
- Natural Achilles loading for better propulsion
- 1-to-1 ratio naturally aligns feet, back and body posture
- Encourages better running technique
- Weight-balanced from front to back
Not Like the Others – For Good Reason
Altra’s complete line of Zero Drop™ footwear separates us from most running shoe companies that feature shoes with elevated heels. Running in elevated heels removes the foot from its natural position and encourages high-impact over striding.
Innovation at 300°
After countless customers entered his family running store complaining of pain and injury, Altra founder Golden Harper felt compelled to develop a solution. His college research on running injuries, combined with video analysis of running technique, made it easy to see that the design of traditional running shoes promoted poor form and excessive impact. Using a toaster oven, he began to melt the outsoles of customers’ shoes and carve out unnecessary heel cushioning. It was ugly, but it worked! Harper coined the term “Zero Drop™” to describe the level cushioning and perfect weight balance from heel to forefoot. Runners immediately felt the difference. It was their results and running success that fueled the creation of Altra Running.
Altra Running is the only running shoe company to provide a complete line of fully cushioned Zero Drop™ running shoes. Our lightweight blend of EVA and A-Bound™ cushioning runs evenly from heel to toe and is weight balanced from front to back to encourage proper low-impact running technique.
Altra Men Lone Peak 4.5 Trail Running Shoe x 1 Pair