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OP Tactical Offering Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Mid Mesh

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

One of the biggest complaints I see in comments on posts about footwear is that they are too narrow. Jon at O P Tactical had mentioned to me his success with the Altra brand of shoe. I checked them out at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market and then bought a pair of Lone Peak 3.5 trail runners from REI.

Generally, if I’m on my feet all day walking, I wear a compression brace on my left knee. Wearing these, I didn’t need it.

I had to laugh at myself. They certainly offer a distinct aesthetic. I looked down and mentioned to my wife that they were shaped like the foot. Sure enough, right on the toe, it says “Foot Shape”.

At ORSM, I first encountered the Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Mid Mesh. The first thing that struck me was the Sand color.

Also, they are a Zero Drop shoe, which will be new for many.

Other features include the Gaiter Trap slots but I find them kind of superfluous, considering the shoe is mesh, so stuff is going to get in the toe box even if you’re wearing a gaiter.

As for the width of the toe box. This image compares them to Salomons.

O P Tactical also has them in Black.

I’ve already ordered a pair in Sand. Get yours at www.optactical.com/allope35midm.