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Altra Lone Peak All-WTHR mids - first impression

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The new Altra Lone Peak All WTHR mids are available. Lone Peaks are a popular shoe/boot on the Camino both for their light weight and the zero drop soles. This is the water resistant version. They replace the Lone Peak RSM mids and continue Altra’s aversion to vowels... Mine arrived a few days ago and I’ve worn them a good bit since then. Below are my early observations:

The Shoe: There are a few obvious changes. First the Velcro ”Gaiter Trap” attachments are gone. This isn’t clear in Altra’s description of the shoe. Secondly, the plastic heel cup on the exterior of the shoe is a bit different, and is mostly along the sides of the heel. The color of the sole has changed and the tread pattern is slightly different.

Comfort and Fit: Like other Altras, the shoes are extremely light and will require little or break-in. I haven’t weighed them yet. The only scale I have that weighs in grams is my baking scale and the shoes are muddy. Altra shows them weighing 428 grams. I’m assuming this is per shoe. I was surprised at the support provided to the ankles. Not as much as heavier weight boots but it does provide a good support to lateral movement. Some reviews have mentioned the difficulty in getting the shoe on and off due to the tongue being sewn up rather high in the opening. I didn’t have an issue, so this may have changed. Like other Lone Peaks the wide toe box let’s the distal portion of the foot spread out into a more natural shape.

As a recent Altra convert I’m impressed. I need to get more miles on them and do walks with a pack for a more accurate impression. If there is interest I can report back to the forum in the future.



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They look good. I'm just heading out for a fitting for new shoes.
But what to buy? :rolleyes:

My 3 Caminos to date were all in Salomon Ultra Mids. Similar to your boots above.

But a physio mid Camino told me they were too heavy, and unnecessary, just causing additional strain on my damaged knees. But I Love them dearly...... :(

I'm tempted to try trail runners. So I'm off to get a fitting today for some Hoke One One shoes. Which I am told is pronounced Onay Onay?

Though out for a walk this morning in normal training shoes, the wet grass soon had my feet wet. The Hoke shoes are not waterproof. And having wet feet is causing a major worry for me. Moisture, along with heat and friction being the recipe for blisters! :eek:

Maybe I need to just get the Salomon Ultras again, but in a shoe rather than a mid height?

2,000 kms plus in my Ultra Mids (waterproof) without a single blister.........

I might be tempting fate to use something else? :oops:
 
Year of past OR future Camino
CF SJPdP to SdC
(May 2015)
CF Sarria to SdC
(May 2016)
CF SJPDP-SdC
(May 2018)
VdlP (2022?)
Tried a few shoes on today.
A very professional 'runners' shop, with lots of attention to detail, measuring and testing.

I think I might test out the Saucony Peregrine 10.
Tried some Hoke shoes with every intention of buying some, but they didn't feel as good.
All personal taste of course.......
 

Isca-camigo

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Year of past OR future Camino
Various ones.
I am a recent convert to Altra too, I am hoping what attracted me to them, the extra wide toe boxes continue.With the timp2 while keeping the shape they narrowed the width, so much so that after ordering a pair online and then trying them after a few seconds I could feel pressure points around my feet, I held then upto my Olympus 2.5 and 3.5, the timp alongside them was a lot less wider, and even against my Keens, Sketchers and Meindls was narrower. I'm going to give the newer Altras a miss until they have been well reviewed and I get a sense of where they are going width wise.
 
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David Tallan

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Year of past OR future Camino
2018
Tried a few shoes on today.
A very professional 'runners' shop, with lots of attention to detail, measuring and testing.

I think I might test out the Saucony Peregrine 10.
Tried some Hoke shoes with every intention of buying some, but they didn't feel as good.
All personal taste of course.......
I like the name of what you went with, although it might have been nice if, instead of using the gender-neutral Peregrine for the name, they had named their men's shoes Saucony Peregrino 10 and their women's shoes Saucony Peregrina 10.
 
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padre eric

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(2016)
They look good. I'm just heading out for a fitting for new shoes.
But what to buy? :rolleyes:

My 3 Caminos to date were all in Salomon Ultra Mids. Similar to your boots above.

But a physio mid Camino told me they were too heavy, and unnecessary, just causing additional strain on my damaged knees. But I Love them dearly...... :(

I'm tempted to try trail runners. So I'm off to get a fitting today for some Hoke One One shoes. Which I am told is pronounced Onay Onay?

Though out for a walk this morning in normal training shoes, the wet grass soon had my feet wet. The Hoke shoes are not waterproof. And having wet feet is causing a major worry for me. Moisture, along with heat and friction being the recipe for blisters! :eek:

Maybe I need to just get the Salomon Ultras again, but in a shoe rather than a mid height?

2,000 kms plus in my Ultra Mids (waterproof) without a single blister.........

I might be tempting fate to use something else? :oops:
Picked up a pair of One Ones this summer and have worn them a lot walking around coastal North Carolina home. They are the waterproof version and super light and comfortable. I switched from Keens to the Hokes and really like them.
 
Year of past OR future Camino
CF SJPdP to SdC
(May 2015)
CF Sarria to SdC
(May 2016)
CF SJPDP-SdC
(May 2018)
VdlP (2022?)
Picked up a pair of One Ones this summer and have worn them a lot walking around coastal North Carolina home. They are the waterproof version and super light and comfortable. I switched from Keens to the Hokes and really like them.

Which model did you get?
 

padre eric

New Member
Year of past OR future Camino
(2016)
Sky Kaha mids. Truth in advertising...I use Birkenstock cork inserts in all my shoes including these to ward off the Plantar F. THese are expensive, but I gotta take care of my dawgs!
 

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