Unbelievably Comfortable. Horrible Wear and Tear
By Wide Foot (Oregon) on (Aug 13, 2013)
Comments: These shoes are everything they are advertised to be in terms of room for a wide foot and comfort. I put these shoes on and felt like I was wearing slippers all day long. I have used these shoes as my everyday getting around town shoe for about 4 days a week. After a couple of months each shoe tore and has separated material on the outer edge of the webbing, right where it meets up with the toe cap. Sending photos and emails to Altra have fallen on blind eyes, without the simplest of acknowledgement or response. Poor product quality and nonexistent customer care means I am back to wearing another brand's 4E. Get the shoe for the all day comfort but don't plan on getting many miles out of them. Hopefully Altra changes the material in the forefoot so that future buyers can get more use out of this appealing shoe.
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.