|My Lone Peaks after 13.1 trail miles|
I own a pair of Altra Instinct for road running, and they were everything I needed one evolutionary step beyond my Vibram FiveFingers. When I got the email from Altra about the Wasatch Front Lone Peaks, I ordered them immediately. I had still been running in my old Montrail Hard Rocks because I could not find anything that gave me the protection I needed on trails with the minimalist technology. The Lone Peaks were everything I hoped they would be.
They were completely submerged in a couple of creek crossings, but the mesh allowed the water to whisk away, and they dried out and kept their shape. I stumped my toes on a rock or two but the shoes absorbed the blow. I like the "trail rudder" feature. It kept the mud and water from flying up the back of my leg like conventional shoes do.
They washed out well, and I expect them to keep their shape and ruggedness after they dry.
Thanks, Altra. I'm a fan, and will continue to tout your quality shoes to those who seek a minimalist running experience.
If you want a good race report with pictures of the trail, Libby Jones, has a good one.
|Amy, me, Jim|