Price: $160 Arch Support: Neutral Weight: 300g Drop: 0mm
Reviewer: Blaine Penny – 2-time Canadian 50 Mile Ultra Champion
IMPACT Rating: 3.5 out of 5 RunRepeat.com Rating: N/A
The Lone Peak 2.5 has an excellent amount of cushioning and the unique foot shaped toe box gives plenty of room in the forefoot. One of the things I really liked about the extra room in the toe box is that it minimized toe-to-toe contact and potential for blisters, but conversely, this also made the shoe feel a little sloppy in more technical terrain when I was running more aggressively.
The lacing material is phenomenal and the laces never came undone over long runs, keeping a snug fit. I felt the shoe provided the right amount of cushioning and the perfect durometer for the insole material. The shoe weight at 300g felt fine over longer distances.
The shoe is well designed for easy to moderate trail surfaces. I found the shoe to be somewhat unstable on more technical terrain, which limits its agility when running aggressively. The Lone Peak is well suited to a wide range of running from shorter distances through to ultras.
- Downhill traction and uphill traction.
- Excellent cushioning and great on harder surfaces.
- Plenty of room in toe box, minimizing toe blisters.
- Really liked the lacing materials.
- Felt a little bulky.
- Poor stability on uneven terrain.
- Extra toe box room made the shoe feel a little sloppy and less agile on technical terrain when running aggressively.