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Altra Men's Lone Peak 6 Sneaker

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While on the topic of the outsole, the Altra Lone Peak 6 has a tremendous 8mm of rubber underfoot. Bearing in mind that the average is 3.7mm, that is a ton of material. MATT: I applaud Altra for staying the course with a tried and true shoe here while looking for areas to provide marginal gains. This approach should be well received by all the Lone Peak fans who will need to replace their old worn-out models. Canice: The outsole has good traction on dry technical terrain like we have here in Park City, UT. It suffers a bit in wet sloppy stuff but in general works well.

The upper on the Lone Peak 6 has a tightly woven airmesh base panel underneath a combination of laminated and stitched overlays for structure and protection. The Olympus is an exception and the only Altra shoe that I’ve found may work for me. But generally I prefer the La Sportiva Wildcat, especially on rugged terrain. Reply The next issue is really for the people who are already familiar with the Lone Peak line. There are some inconsistencies in sizing when compared to previous versions of the Lone Peak.Moving up the Lone Peak 6, leathery plastic overlays on the medial and lateral midfoot and toebox add some stability and protection to the vamp, but are still quite thin. Heat-welded overlays like these potentially add some durability — after about 50 miles on mostly moderate trails, the upper still shows minimal sign of wear, but I’m dubious about their long-term sturdiness. Working retail footwear, I find that at times there is an obsession over Altra because of comments they saw online – and that honestly concerns me since using the wrong shoe can lead to issues like plantar fasciitis. So, the caveat of “provided your needs are the same” is essential.

Dom: Even though excessive roominess is slightly moderated, LP6 retains Altra’s ‘classic’ last, which may be too spacio or us for many runners. Brycen: "The Lone Peak 6 has a perfect level of flexibility for trail running. Whether hiking or running, the Lone Peak will adapt and move with my foot, always providing an ultra-smooth ride."Let’s not leave out the MaxTrac outsole. Again, it’s the same as the last iteration, which had minimal flaws for me. Deep chevron-shaped lugs are placed directly under the metatarsals of your foot to get optimal traction on a variety of surfaces. These worked wonderfully on softer surfaces, dry surfaces, bouts of snow, and traveled surprisingly smoothly on pavement. Bonus!

The Lone Peak 6 is about half an ounce lighter than the 5 and feels a bit more flexible, giving it a more nimble feel.But don’t let the shoe’s plush cushioning fool you. The Altra Lone Peak 6 can be just as aggressive as it is comfortable. The cushion feels soft and comfortable underfoot, but doesn’t get in the way of ground feel,” one reviewer says. Even with a bed of soft cushioning and a host of protective features, the Lone Peak 6 remains lightweight and nimble. Just a few short hikes in the Lone Peak’s so far, but I am really liking them, and have relegated by almost-new Peregrine’s to the donation pile. It took a few days to feel secure in the LP6’s, with all that room midfoot and around my toes, but now I trust them. Brilliant in the wet, too. They dry super-fast. Thanks for the excellent review! Reply Dom and Canice: Exhaustively discussed above. But to summarize, LP6 is lighter, more protective, and has better foot hold. From my perspective, there’s not much to debate: the LP6 is a clearly better shoe. It’s also now available in a wide (even wider) variant. This is the best Lone Peak to date.

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