A Righteous Namesake.

Cruising up eleven thousand feet of pure ego-busting goodness requires tenacious footwear and a heck-of-an-attitude. But when that hardy outlook is in short supply, you can in the very least depend on the Altra Men's Lone Peak 3.5 Trail Running Shoe to help you put your best foot forward.

The 3.5 features minimal changes, but the alterations are important. To start, the shoe is again endowed with a last and platform that's similar to the 2.5, offering more room for your foot to splay and move. Also, the Lone Peak 3.5 boasts a slightly redesigned mesh upper that ups the ante on the Lone Peak's durability while still ensuring ample breathability. Additionally, this design feature helps prevent dirt and grime from sneaking its way through to your socks.

A StoneGuard is located between the midsole and the outsole, so you're never without protection from wayward rocks and roots. Meanwhile, the plush styling of Altra's FootShape toe box encourages unimpeded room for your foot to move, groove, and splay. And, the EVA midsole attenuates shock and provides responsive energy return with each stride. Much like the 3.0, the Lone Peak sports an aggressive outsole that rips, grips, and chews up terrain of all kinds and conditions.

  • An updated, cushy ride for crushing tough trails
  • Mesh features tighter pores for increased durability
  • Overlays provide structural support
  • Midsole attenuates shock and enhances energy return
  • Zero Drop platform encourages natural stride
  • Grippy outsole rips all kinds of terrain
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Improving on an already Great shoe

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 9.5

Bought these for a friend, he had some feedback: Just retired a set of Lone Peak 3.0s, and these are a worthy revision from what I've seen so far. Fit is about the same as the 3.0, but these feel more stable underfoot over uneven terrain. Rock guard layer in the sole has been beefed up, and it is noticeable - much better protection without sacrificing feel and grip. Have put maybe 50 miles or so on these guys, and they still feel like new. Had no issues with break-in, shoes felt good to go out of the box.

I must have wide toes

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small

I think these fit perfectly, which I guess makes sense because my toes always feel scrunched in other running shoes. They definitely allow your toes to splay out (like they are supposed to) when you run. They are also pretty light and offer really nice cushion. I usually wear a 14, but probably have feet that are more of a 13.5. These fit perfectly, so I will agree that they run just a liiiitle bit small.

Lone Peak 3.5 Trail

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small

I tried on the 3.0 to get appropriate size, however on the 3.5 runs a little small. Not to sure about trail running. With backpacking I like to wear by shoes about an half size to big. These shoe have with the extra room in the toe box. I really do not want to lose a toe nail. I will purchase the bigger size. These shoes are great for the job that I do.

Good shoe

    I have owned a couple pairs of lone peaks. I think this version is the best fit so far. Wide in the toe box, but not too wide. Enough cushion for long runs, and feel very secure with the tread pattern.

    after they break in

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 11

    I was really disappointed when I first got these shoes, I was unimpressed and wanted to return them. After some reassurance from a fellow runner, I gave them another 100 miles to break in. Once I got used to the different feeing of the wide toe box and slightly sloppy feeling on technical terrain I had a revolution in my running! The comfort of having a wide toe box may have initially slowed me down but after the lone peaks broke in to my feet I saw miles added to my endurance. Altra shoes really took a while to grab my attention, as I was initially slowed down with the adjustments to my form, but after a few runs I was sold. If you're on the fence and having trouble pushing miles due to strain don't give up, just try the lone peaks and let yourself ease into it. I stayed with my normal shoe size 11 but could easily have down sized due to the wider platform and toe box. After 500 plus miles the foam is starting to break down a little, but I am confident I can get 1000 miles out of the lone peaks before getting another pair. These do breathe quite well and the black and yellow color is stylish. My one qualm with these is that they due tend to accumulate some debris in them, but luckily the gators clip in easily to help when running on loose dirt or sand (hopefully backcountry will carry the gators soon.)

    Unanswered Question

    Is the sizing similar to Lone Peak 2.5?

    I almost returned these immediately

      I've just retired a pair of Hoka One Challenger ATR 2s that I really, really liked but was unimpressed by the shoes longevity. So looking for a replacement I came across the Lone Peak 3.5. I don't know much about running shoes other than what fits and feels good. When I pulled these blue beauts I was super excited until I tried them on. The toe box seemed huge!...like Hobbit feet wide. I was kinda bummed because the support felt perfect for someone who deals with supination (over-pronation a.k.a. your feet role outward when you walk) such as I do. I was literally boxing these back up when I can across the the box top explaining why these look