My new Lone Peaks arrived this week. These are my second pair with the first one lasting about 400 miles. Tuesday I took out the new kicks to Center Trail and got in 10 miles in them. I can feel the difference in the brand new ones and my old pair. The cushion is not as compacted as my worn pair. They feel just a little more cushioned I guess. There really is no break in period to Altra shoes since they have plenty of room in the shoes that I have never had a blister from them. They are known for their room toe box. Any other shoes would give me blisters taking them on a 10 mile run right out of the box.
Here is a quick photo of the trail from my Tuesday run.
I jumped up on to the hard stuff as I made my loop back to the car after about 7 miles. I dropped back into the woods and dirt just about at the end of trail as far as you can see in the photo for another 3 miles back to the car.
I was greeted with this wonderful sunset before I was finished for the night.