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Altra The Instinct Jr.

The Instinct Jr.



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Allow your little runner to develop healthy feet with the new Instinct Jr.™. Many foot problems such as bunions, plantar fasciitis, bone deformities and arch problems begin in childhood from shoes that deform and weaken the feet by raising the heels, squeezing the toes, and pushing up in the arch. The Instinct Jr. is the only youth shoe to feature a cushioned Zero Drop™ platform and a youth-specific FootShape™ toe box. This unique combination places the foot in the same natural position it would be in without a shoe on. This allows the feet to develop strong, natural muscles and proper bone structure to set your little runner up for a lifetime of healthy, happy running!

Technical Stuff

  • Weight: 6.1 oz.
  • Cushioning: Moderate
  • Platform: Zero Drop™ Platform, FootShape™ toe box, Performance NRS - Natural Ride System
  • Stack Height: 17 mm
  • Insole: 5 mm Foot Strengthening
  • Outsole: CheckerPod™ Rubber
  • Upper: Quick Dry, Abrasion-Resistant Mesh with Minimal Seams


Places your heel and forefoot the same distance from the ground to promote low-impact technique, naturally align body posture and strengthen lower leg muscles weakened from running on elevated heels.

Allows the toes to relax and spread out naturally and the big toe to remain in a straight position for more stability and a powerful toe-off to maximize running performance.

This unique outsole and midsole componentry allows you to run the way you were born to by combining metatarsal mapping, a fully cushioned Zero Drop™ platform and FootShape™ toe box.

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