Great shoe! Not so great mesh...

By Running Jin (Texas) on (Nov 22, 2013)

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Average Rating: 3.5 / 5.0
 3.5 / 5.0
 

Comments: I love these shoes! They have been my primary shoes since May. They are comfortable, light and roomy for my toes. The best running shoe I've ever owned...EXCEPT...the mesh on the toe box is tearing. When it first began, I thought I had snagged something in my run. But when the tears began to be symmetrical I began to research and found it was occurring with other owners. I called Altra and was connected until I told them why I was calling. At this point I was put on hold for 30+ mins until I hung up. I would like to buy another pair of Altras, but probably not until this problem is fixed or at least addressed.

Instinct™ 1.5

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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.