We can confidently say that when it comes to an all-round trail shoe that does it all, you won’t find much better than the Altra Lone Peak 7. For us, it’s a definite toss-up between this and the Hoka Speedgoat 5 for distance and tackling any terrain. There really is not much to choose between the two and they both make the top of our list for best trail running shoes of 2023. Let’s take a look in more detail in our Altra Lone Peak 7 review.

The Altra Lone Peak 7 is a popular trail running shoe that is known for its comfort, versatility, and durability. Featuring a wide toe box that allows your toes to spread naturally, a zero-drop platform that promotes a more natural gait, and a cushioned midsole that provides good shock absorption. The outsole is made of durable rubber with aggressive lugs that provide good traction on a variety of surfaces.

What is the Altra Lone Peak 7 best for?

  • Longer distances
  • Multi-terrain 
  • Wide feet
  • Lots of off-road miles
  • Suitable for both running and hiking
  • Ideal ultra shoe 


Pros and Cons

Our Altra Lone Peak 7 review wouldn’t be a review without a list of the good, the bad, and the ugly – we did however struggle to come up with many negatives that could be billed as genuine negatives.


  • Wide toe box: The Lone Peak 7 has a wide toe box that allows your toes to spread naturally. This helps to prevent toe cramps and blisters.
  • MaxTrac™ outsole: The MaxTrac™ outsole is made of durable rubber and has aggressive lugs that provide excellent traction on a variety of terrain, including mud, rocks, and roots.
  • Zero-drop design: The Lone Peak 7 has a zero-drop heel-to-toe drop, which means that the heel and forefoot are the same height. This promotes a more natural running gait and helps to reduce impact on the knees and hips.
  • Altra EGO™ midsole: The Altra EGO™ midsole is lightweight and responsive, providing a comfortable and cushioned ride.
  • Durable upper: The upper of the Lone Peak 7 is made of a breathable mesh that helps to keep your feet cool and dry. It is also reinforced in key areas for durability.

These shoes are great for a variety of terrain including technical trails as well as being lightweight and breathable. 


  • May not be ideal for runners with narrow feet
  • Not waterproof
  • They don’t like sloppy mud but which shoes do?

Not being waterproof is not that much of an issue. If you want a waterproof trail running shoe, you are better off choosing one of the many GTX trail running shoes available however, be warned that these particular shoes are not designed to let the water out just as they are not designed to let it in so if your feet get sweaty, they may not be entirely comfortable.


The MaxTrac™ outsole and Altra EGO™ midsole work together to provide a versatile and comfortable trail running experience.

With streamlined construction, stay nimble and confident on any terrain.

While we love the Altra Lone Peak 7 for so many reasons (but most of all because we run long distances on all sorts of terrains), here are reviews from others who have tried and tested them.

“I’ve been running in Altras for years and the Lone Peak 7 is my favorite model yet. The wide-toe box is so comfortable and the zero-drop platform feels great. I’ve used them on everything from easy trails to long runs and they’ve been great.” – Runner’s World

“The Altra Lone Peak 7 is a great all-around trail running shoe. It’s comfortable, durable, and provides good traction on a variety of surfaces. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a new trail running shoe.” – Trail Runner Magazine

“The Altra Lone Peak 7 is a great choice for runners who want a comfortable and versatile trail running shoe. It’s not the most supportive shoe, but it’s perfect for runners who want to feel the ground beneath their feet.” – Fleet Feet

If you are looking for a comfortable, versatile, and durable trail running shoe, the Altra Lone Peak 7 is a great option. It is a popular choice among runners of all levels and is sure to provide you with many miles of enjoyment.