By Blutarsky3 (Mobile, AL) on (Nov 17, 2013)
Comments: After roughly 50 miles, I decided to go ahead and review these shoes. I have been running 0-4mm drop shoes now for about 3 years but found that most shoes in this category either have limited mileage durability or limited cushion for the long haul. These seem to bridge that gap well. However, the "wide toe box" is just slightly too much for my taste(I have medium (D) width feet). I find it hard to get the perfect amount of holster-like feeling on the midfoot without having to tighten the laces way down. This is big for me, because I normally don't like tight shoes, especially at the mid-foot. I think this could be fixed with an adjustable elastic lace system? For me, this seems to be a great training shoe, not so much a race day shoe. Running comfort is fine for the longer haul (10k-13.1), and there is a good amount of protection. They do feel pretty heavy though, and my training times are down a couple minutes. I am, however, accustomed to lighter shoes and this is probably because they are built with a very durable sole. That being said, I'll probably be able to run a lot faster come race day. Overall, this is a solid shoe that I plan to wear out. Oh, and remember to order a 1/2 size up.
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.