I ordered new shoes today. I hope to have them in two weeks. These are photos of the new Altra Instinct 1.5 and the new Altra Superior trail shoes. The Superior do not replace the Lone Peaks. They are just an alternative lighter trail shoe.
I ordered the orange Instinct 1.5 and the Superior. Can’t wait to get them since my Lone Peaks need to be retired and I really don’t have a road shoes I like to put any decent miles into. I used my Lone Peaks for more than trail running and they paid the price. I only got about 350 miles out of them. I will be posting a photo update of the wear on the Lone Peaks. In defence of Altra I used my Lone Peaks for road, grass, gravel, and trail. Trained and raced in them so they took a lot of abuse. The road work put a lot of wear on the tread. Way more than should be expected of them since they are a trail shoe. Look for my Lone Peak 300+ mile update later this week.
I do have a connection to order the new shoes from Altra so if you want a couple of pairs let me know and I can point you in the right direction. You can be the first on your block to be rocking the new Altras!
The Superior light weight (compared to the Lone Peaks) trail shoes. They are pretty different compared to the Lone Peaks. These just look faster with the non-flat sole. The tread is a lot different as well. Not as aggressive as the Lone Peaks. This should be fine for the Midwest races that I do.
As soon as they arrive I will get up a quick review and initial thoughts on the new kicks.