By AL (Washington, DC) on (Nov 18, 2013)
Comments: I had the original Instincts and they lasted 2 years, a few hundred miles and the only spot that wore out is the rubber on the bottom. I have had the 1.5's for 3 months and the mesh upper has already torn just from regular usage training for a marathon. I don't know why the upper from the Instinct 1's was changed because they were perfect but this is definitely a big issue if shoes are already getting torn at 3 months.
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