- Jul 12, 2017 at 3:30 pm #3478572
Terry HooverBPL Member
Just picked up a pair of Altra Loan Peak 3.0’s. Have worn a few days and yesterday did a 5 miler on rocky trails with full pack. They feel great. Any concerns over using these for Philmont? The pair of Innov 8’s I had previously tried was lacking in padding behind the heel bone. I was going to default to my Merrel Moab Ventilators, but they started coming apart so had to buy something new. Thanks.Jul 13, 2017 at 5:12 am #3478682
Bob MoulderBPL Member
@bobmny10562Locale: Westchester County, NY
LP 3.0 is renowned for having the front part of the sole become unglued in the area where it wraps around the front of the toe area.
It generally happens within about 50 miles of trail usage and, sure enough, it happened to mine after approx 30 miles. I forget which, but one side was worse than the other. However, I cleaned the area where they peeled away and re-glued them with Welder Contact Adhesive and they have held fine ever since.
They’ve now got about 150 trail miles on them and are fine, and the trails I hike are typically very rocky and a good test for shoes.Jul 16, 2017 at 4:49 pm #3479262
Jeffrey PetersBPL Member
I leave for Philmont next week and three of the four advisors on the crew are taking the Loan Peak 3.0. I have about a hundred miles of section hiking the AT in Md, Va and Pa on them with no major problems.
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