By Marc(us) (St Paul, MN) on (Apr 3, 2013)
Comments: Wow, I really had high hopes for this shoe... It looks good and fits better than the original Instinct, but it is a piece of garbage that is holding up very poorly after less than a month of wear. I run in the Superiors and Lone Peaks (both awesome), and have been wearing the 1.5's to work (I'm a mental health counselor at a hospital). After about two and a half weeks, the mesh started to tear on the shoes. After three weeks, large rips are now forming--search around reviews, this is a very common problem with this shoe. The quality of materials Altra is using to manufacture their new models is the worst I've seen in 20 years of running.
An upgrade from the original award-winning shoe, The Instinct™ is the first shoe to truly marry the form-improving benefits of a minimalist shoe with the comfort, cushioning and support of a traditional running shoe. The Zero Drop™ platform and innovative foot-shaped design work together to help runners maintain proper running technique and reduce joint impact while freeing their toes to help alleviate foot pain. Trust your instincts and experience the world’s first fully cushioned, foot-shaped, Zero Drop™ running shoe.