|Lone Peak version 1|
I wore Lone Peak 2.0's for the first 1,100 miles of the Appalachian Trail this year. I slipped my first pair of 2.5's on at Harper's Ferry, WV.
|AT Center in Harper's Ferry|
I walked out of there pretty much singing. My feet were oh so very happy.
Reasons I love the 2.5:
- Slipper comfort
- Lighter than the 2.0
- More durable upper*
- Just the right amount of cushion to protect foot while still feeling connected to the terrain.
- The tread seems to wear down quicker than I'd anticipate
I put the 2.5's through their paces this summer. I was very impressed overall and certainly feel like these are the best iteration of the Lone Peak since the original. I found that they fit the same as the 2.0. As with all Altra shoes, the ZeroDrop and Foot Shaped Toe Box allow my foot to be a foot and act as nature intended.
|Somewhere in Virginia|
*Granted, the terrain I wore the 2.5 on was not as technical as the parts I wore the 2.0 on, however, I didn't notice significant wear, even after 500+ miles.