325g (UK 10.5) altrafootwear.co.uk
With a toe box designed to give your toes room to spread more naturally, it isn't a surprise that the forefoot of the Peak 3.0 is roomy. But Is it comfortable? Yes. Does that sacrifice some precision and the sense of a secure fit? That’s a yes as well. On more even ground that’s not a problem. The grip is good with the stickiness giving you more confidence.
This is combined with a midsole that offers good cushioning and guidance. In keeping with the desire to have a shoe that allows your foot to behave more naturally there is zero heel drop, which does mean the Peak 3.0 can be tricky to get used to.
Natural feel with a good midsole, but not fully responsive.
See the August-September issue of Trail Running out on July 12 for our more all-rounder trail shoe reviews.