Loved the shoe... At first.
By NextInstinct (AR) on (Jul 10, 2013)
Comments: These were my goto shoes until the mesh upper started tearing within the first month. I loved the fit and feel of the shoe and still haven't found a good replacement. I emailed Altra with pictures of the shoes tearing and received no response. Luckily the retailer I purchased them from has excellent customer service and returned the shoes. I'm hopeful Altra will correct this on the next update, but given the amount of people I've seen with the same problem it should have been addressed a lot sooner.
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.