Heel pain & grip is just ok
By FatFootJoe (Half Moon Bay, California) on (Nov 26, 2012)
Comments: First off I love these shoes. I had some foot issues (Plantar whatsitcalled) and I changed from a stability shoe to a new balance minimus and the injury subsized after a few months-but I needed more cushion. So I found these which are great for my fat(wide) feet and the cushion and zero drop are fantastic. my only issues is that it seems that shoes lean inward, even when they are on the floor- and I get ankle/heel pain in my left foot after a 5 to 7 mile run. Also on trails I find that the shoes slip sometimes on a loose sand or gravel uphill. so better grip on bottom and maybe I will go to a very low drop shoe and I will have found my perfect shoe. I give this shoe an 8.5 out of 10 for my feet anyway
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.