Lone Peak 4.0 Trail Running Shoe
Whether you're getting up at sunrise to get in a quick trail run before work, or to hike until sundown and do it all again tomorrow, the Altra Lone Peak 4.0 Trail Running Shoe is there to help you maximize your performance on the trail. Newly updated with a more durable upper and a grippier sole, the 4.0 builds upon the reliable performance of previous models, which have become favorite of everyday trail runners and thru-hikers alike.
The redesigned upper is more durable than any of its predecessors, so it can hold up to everyday abrasions on the trail and withstand longer miles, which helps with its growing popularity as a backpacking and thru-hiking shoe. The sole represents the biggest update—its MaxTrac rubber offers better grip and more durability than previous versions, with a more aggressive TrailClaw lug pattern to help you grip the trail in any conditions, wet or dry. You've also got reassurance against sharp rocks and other trail hazards, thanks to the StoneGuard rockplate, which has been updated to more directly map the skeletal structure of your foot, giving you the same protection as before with more natural flexibility.
Apart from updates, the shoe boasts Altra's classic foot-friendly design. A wide toe box lets your feet splay natural for comfort and increased performance, while the Zero Drop platform allows for a more natural and low impact stride. Specific to the trail you've got a protective rubber toe cap with drainage points for wet days, and integrated gaiter compatibility to help keep out trail debris.
- A favorite of trail lovers adds more durability and grip
- Redesigned upper is more durable for trail abrasions and hard miles
- Lugged rubber outsole offers grip on wet rocks and dry trails alike
- Protective rock plate follows natural foot shape for greater flex
- Rubber toe cap offers forefoot protection from unexpected rocks
- Front drainage ports prevent water build up from unavoidable puddles
- Compatible with Altra gaiters to keep small rocks from sneaking in
- Wide toe box and Zero Drop Platform promote a healthy stride
- Item #ATR004M
What do you think about this product?
December 21, 2019
Got these for my dad for his birthday. Super comfortable and the grip makes a great shoe for dog walking on the coldest days in the rocky mountains. Super high quality and I recommend to anyone.
November 9, 2019
Great fit but not the best traction.
I'm a fan of the zero drop and wide toe box these offer. The look of the shoe is better then some trail shoes, but not my favorite. On wet trails these do a great job keeping you from slipping. Especially on wet roots and rocks. However I live in Northern California and most of my running is done on loose dry trails...and these don't provide the traction I was hoping they would in those conditions. To be fair I have yet to find a shoe that really digs in on gravel and powdery dry dirt trails. If you run on wet or loamy trails and are not looking for a waterproof shoe, I would recommend taking a look at these. If you run on loose dry trails, you might consider looking at something else. They have held up pretty well, but the sole is pretty soft. So not the best "hybrid" shoe if your runs include pavement and trail.
November 5, 2019
The Shoe for the Camino de Santiago
I just finished walking the El Camino de Santiago this fall and the Lone Peak 4 was a star. Not only was the comfort level superb (love the wide toe box), but the shoe proved durable and versatile over the varied terrain of the 790km/500mi+Camino. The shoes still have decent amount life remaining. My break in time involved wearing them on the plane from Nashville to Paris. My fellow pilgrims who were wearing the Lone Peaks all raved about the shoes. No one wearing Altras that I talked to had any major foot problems. They were also quick to dry in the event of any major downpours, and there were many. The gaiters proved invaluable in rain and preventing debris from getting in the shoes. I used Currex medium arch inserts. Altras are the shoe for the Camino. Thank you Altra!
October 22, 2019
Insane comfort but worrying build
I'd like to state first off that I purchased these to use as hiking shoes, so users can see it from that perspective instead of me using them strictly as a running shoe, although I have ran a little bit in them. The good first: I was incredibly skeptical of these shoes before buying them and wasn't sure whether the zero drop and the wider toe box would really deliver any difference from any hiking boot or shoe. I've hiked in traditional boots in the past then switched to trail runners - using a string of Brooks Cascadias - and then switched to a pair of these. I really have to say that they are insanely comfortable in comparison to everything in the past. Being able to splay your toes out feels far more natural when you're walking, not just when you're going up and down hills but also just flat and level ground. The soles also are incredibly comfortable. Brooks are known for their comfort and - from initial use - these Altras make it really hard to go back to them. I tried putting on a pair of my Danner boots to compare with as well, and it became noticeable how heavy and narrow the Danners were. Everything with the Altras was perfect out of box--no worrying rubbing or breaking in, just awesome comfort all around. Another positive I'd also like to point out is that the grip and sole is very aggressive. Some people might not like this, but I really appreciate it for hiking. Now the bad, sorta: when I got them, I was incredibly skeptical of the construction, especially the upper. Most of the shoe is really flimsy and the entire shoe is fairly easy to twist in any direction. The top of the toe, for instance, is made of a material that seems really flimsy in comparison to my Cascadias, and the heel, as another instance, is very mashable. So far though, these things haven't really been an issue in any way and I would say - from my initial use - they've all been a positive. Everything gives support when needed, they're light and breathable, and these parts have held together. One thing that has started to happen though is that the part of the outsole that wraps up onto and is glued to the front of the toe has started to fall off after little use. Judging from other reviews, I'm apparently not the only one who has had this issue. This is a bit of a bummer, and I'm writing this review mostly in the hopes that this issue becomes more known and Altra works on this in the future because I really feel they have something spectacular in this shoe. Overall, I'd give it 3.5/5. It's incredibly comfortable in every way and it's light and breathable, but I don't think the shoe should be falling apart this quickly. I'm sure there are people who are just as skeptical as I was and I really urge them to give them a try. I think this is a shoe that other manufacturers should look towards trying to emulate.
October 13, 2019
Good upgrade from the Superior
I’ve gone through 2 pairs of the superiors, and wanted something with a little more traction. These seem to fit the bill, and run true to size. I’ve only put about 20 miles on them, but as of now I’m happy with the change.
September 9, 2019
I love these shoes and would love to use these as my go to show but unfortunately I've had to exchange two pairs already due to the toe cap peeling off after using them once!! So hopefully Altra can fix that issue in the future.
July 3, 2019
Lone peak 4.0
What a great shoes that they design for trail running and it takes time to get used to wear it and feel like 0 drop. This is my first time wear it and I was like what on earth I can feel it while walking on trail. Thank Altra I will start becoming being Altra fans from now on.
April 2, 2019
These have easily become my everyday shoe. After buying an extra pair for my PCT thru-hike last year as a 'just-in-case' scenario, I ended up saving them for when I got back. As a result I've started using the LP 4.0s for pretty much everyday activity and they are still holding up pretty well. They definitely fit more true to size than the previous model (3.5) and feel a bit sturdier than the 3.0s. However, I should also mention that the toe-box has widened, but is still far from days of the Lone Peak 2.5s. If you are looking for a true wide toe-box I would look in the direction of the Altra Timp. Aside from this, these shoes have great traction on and off trail have provided all-day comfort for me. I haven't exceeded much past the 20 mile mark, but with the right insoles these shoes could definitely hold up. In my honest opinion, Altra has definitely found their rhythm again and I highly recommend this shoe.
November 22, 2018
new favorite shoes
I'm not a huge runner myself but heard great things about these shoes for hiking. These shoes make me want to run. They are light and fast. They make running fun.
October 29, 2018
Altra is starting to finally dial in their fit a little bit! I loved the 3.5, but the sizing and fit in the heel was way off. In this version I found the fit to be much better, with a locked down heel due to the strap on the tongue and a narrower midfoot. Having a trail running shoe that feels more secure has been a huge improvement. This version feels less cushioned, which has allowed for a much more responsive run but I dont think I would run anything over 25 miles in this version. Being more responsive that past generations makes the lone peak 4.0 feel faster and more agile. Although not the same ultrarunning shoe of genrations past, this is definitely a step up in quality and materials. After over 100 miles they are holding up well so far. It took me maybe 60 miles to really appreciate this shoe for what it is, and I’m pretty happy I waited for them to break in. As always, love the zero drop and wide toe box. As far as fit goes, I was an 11 in the 3.5 but am a 10.5 in the 4.0 so I would say this shoe is truer to size than the last generation.
October 2, 2018
Fast as Heck.
As light weight and flexible as it gets, with the durability of a work horse. Structurally it is a step down from the 3.5's but by the time I got these on, my feet were strong enough to go the distance. Great for swift short runs or knock-down, drag-out long hauls!
September 26, 2018
Such an Improvement
I went from the 3.0 to these. Can't say enough about them. much stiffer but flex in all the right places, grip is far better with bigger lugs, breathable and even look better. I'll be getting more.
September 9, 2018
I'm a PNW runner and I do all my running on 100% trails. The trails around here (North Bend, WA) are mostly rocky and rooty and often wet. I've had the Lone Peak 4.0s for a couple weeks now and I've put about 60 miles on the them, the longest run being 22 miles. I really love these shoes! I'm coming from a pair of Lone Peak 2.0s and I noticed a couple big differences immediately. First the heal fits snugger and the ankle feels more supported then the 2.0s did. I used to have to lace my old shoes in a special way so that my heel didn't slip, not anymore. Second, The 4.0 doesn't feel as cushy in the sole, it feels a little more minimalist. This doesn't bug me, but just don't expect the soft slipper feeling sole of the older altras with these, they're still comfy just not as much as before. Third, Thee shoes really do seem more durable then my old 2.0s. I'm a fan of the material they used on the upper. Also I love the burlier tread, I did a long run on a rocky trail right after it rained and the traction on these shoes was awesome! never slipped and always felt sure-footed in these. All in all I love these shoes.
September 24, 2018
Thanks for such an in depth review, Stephen! Glad you are getting after it and that you are excited about the shoes.
August 17, 2018
I wanted to give an idea of the sizing of this shoe. I normally take a men's 11 for gym and everyday wear. For hiking I normally go with 11.5 for more room. In a Nike Wildhorse, it gives me decent toe room, in old Merrill Moab's it is pretty loose all around. So I went with 11.5 in these. That gave me a decent amount of toe room still, maybe a tad less than the Wildhorses and a bunch less than the Moab's, but still enough. The zero drop is noticeable, and they are comfortable. The sole seems gummy and sticky and soft, so I expect good traction, but less durability than a Vibrum hockey puck-like sole. Overall it's just a first impression, but I like them.
September 17, 2018
Does the 4.0 have the same or more breathability than the previous?