- 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
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
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.Aug 11, 2017 at 6:56 am #3484329
Arrived home from Philmont on Monday and my Lone Peak 3.o held up well. They did get really funky smelling but they were at the end of their life span when we left. On the van ride from Philmont to the Denver airport I ordered a new pair from amazon.Aug 11, 2017 at 7:05 am #3484330
Approx how many total miles did you get out of them?Aug 11, 2017 at 12:18 pm #3484385
It’s hard to give an accurate mileage for the shoes. I bought them in March and wore them as my everyday shoes. During that time I put probably a hundred AT section hiking miles on them and plus the Philmont trek mileage. We did trek #14 that listed 67 miles but when you actually added the miles up that registration gave us it was more like high 70s. They still have some miles to go before they become my wading fishing shoes but just working on getting the smell out of them now.
Aug 11, 2017 at 2:37 pm #3484407
- This reply was modified 9 months, 2 weeks ago by Jeffrey Peters.
OK thanks, just wondering roughly what I might expect.
I use mine exclusively for trail running and hiking (only asphalt to and from the car) and so far am impressed with how well they’re holding up after about 200 mi of this mixed use. The little cross-hatch pattern has barely worn off the lugs on the outside of the heels, which is where I typically first see significant wear. I hope the uppers prove to be similarly durable… not that I have reason to suspect otherwise at this point.May 16, 2018 at 6:58 pm #3536015
Tim PBPL Member
Please tell me again how stupid it would be to wear boots.
I really like the idea of shoes, but everyone at Philmont keeps telling me to wear boots for the ankle supports. Philmont keeps telling me about ankles being the number one injury. I have a pair of Hoka’s that I’ve been training in and I don’t feel like my ankles are getting beat up or hurt in any way.May 18, 2018 at 7:06 am #3536396
Nate WardBPL Member
@tdawardLocale: The woods of the South
Boots are not needed at all…even though I wear them….I had planned on going to the Lone Peak 3.5’s but they just don’t fit me correctly…ended up going back to my Keen’s. If people are wearing trail runners on the AT, PCT and ect. you will be fine.May 20, 2018 at 10:47 pm #3536961
Tim P you will be fine in trail runners. Remember that Philmont is going to give the answer that has the least liability associated with it. They have a large number of crews that come through every summer with little to no backpacking experience. Because of this they are forced to develop a philosophy that fits the most participants. If you have done everything you can do to carry the lightest load then you should be OK in trail runners.
May 21, 2018 at 12:26 pm #3537070
- This reply was modified 1 day, 18 hours ago by Jeffrey Peters.
To follow up with my last post. Next time someone from Philmont tells you that ankle injuries are their number one injury and that you should wear boots, ask them have they done a study to show that lack of ankle support in the cause of these injuries. Is there any corolation between boots and trailer runners and injuries?May 21, 2018 at 5:22 pm #3537155
Brad PBPL Member
If it’s the number 1 injury, it doesn’t sound like the boots are doing a great job.
Anecdotal, but I wore high top shoes as a kid playing basketball and still sustained many sprained ankles.
I’ve never felt like boots give me any noticeable protection from ankle sprains.
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