Monday, August 29, 2016

Altra Lone Peak 3.0 Review from Amazing Southern Utah

I've been running in Altra shoes for many years and have loved supporting them as an ambassador for three years now. A few days ago when the new Lone Peak 3 shoes showed up on my porch, I knew I needed to break them in on one of my all time favorite trails in southern Utah.

The first thing I had to do was test their jumping abilities. I'd rank them high on their jump attributes.

I have this secret spot that most people don't know about. The views are basically ridiculous (as you'll soon see). Every time I go here I earn myself some bonus miles. (Which is just a nice way of saying that I get lost.) My route included lots of sand and plenty of slick rock. The shoes handled everything I threw at them.

The new Lone Peak has a stone guard built in which is nice. The upper part of the shoe feels more durable and they maintained the wider toe box which has been huge in helping me prevent blisters over the years.

My favorite thing about the shoe update was the tread. I went up some pretty steep slick rock and it gripped perfectly going up and down.

I made it to one of the coolest view points on the planet. I'm convinced that when people die, the gates of heaven swing opened and the view looks like this:

I hung out at the top, at a Snickers bar (that was a melted mess because it was nine bajillion degrees outside), and enjoyed the amazing scenery that surrounded me.

Years ago I wrote that the Lone Peak was my favorite running shoe ever. And yet the shoe continues to get better and better. I look forward to many more amazing miles that we'll share together.