(Logan, UT – December 5, 2018) — Altra’s newly updated and best-selling Lone Peak 4 trail shoe won “Best Update” by UltraRunning Magazine in its 2018 Fall Shoe Review. UltraRunning’s Gear Review team ranges from trail marathoners and recreational trekkers to competitive ultrarunners and multi-day adventurers who tested out the shoes for more than 100 miles in varying terrains.
“The Lone Peak 4 saw a nearly complete overhaul from outsole to upper,” UltraRunning Magazine said. “The TrailClaw™ outsole is more aggressively carved, the skeletal StoneGuard™ protective plate has improved flexibility, fit through the upper is more snug than previously and the upper has enhanced drainage zones for rapid drying. The stack height remains the same but the overall weight actually decreases slightly.”
“Our testers found all of these changes to be improvements and were impressed with the lightweight feel of the Lone Peak 4 in combination with its strong comfort features and rugged protection elements. The improved outsole shines on steep terrain and the upper breathes and ventilates very effectively. This is an ideal option for long training days, with more than enough durability to take on a technical 100-miler.”
Altra’s new Lone Peak trail line is available in four different styles: low or mid height and mesh or RSM (rain, snow, mud) waterproof uppers made with eVent. The Lone Peak has also become the most popular shoe on long trails such as the Pacific Crest Trail and the Appalachian Trail, according to the annual survey conducted by TheTrek.co.
Check out the selection of Lone Peak 4’s on www.AltraRunning.com or at your local specialty running retailer.
While working at a running store, Altra founder Golden Harper was frustrated that modern running shoe technology caused poor running form and had not decreased running injuries. His passion to create a shoe that followed the science produced Altra’s FootShape™ toe box, Zero Drop™ platform and Fit4Her™ female-specific shoes. Since its founding in 2011, Harper and co-founder Brian Beckstead have grown Altra from one to 30 shoe styles, winning multiple Editor’s Choice awards and distribution in more than 60 countries. Join the conversation @AltraRunning and #ZeroLimits on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
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