great compromise

By Terry (Danville, PA) on (Dec 3, 2012)

Average Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
 5.0 / 5.0

Comments: I've been running in minimalist shoes for years and had problems with a neuroma in my right foot on longer runs in them in addition to the constant vigilance required not to step on something painful. I've had Progrid Kinvaras as my shoes with cushion to get me through the easy days and longer runs, but they are not easy to run in with proper form. The Instinct gives me padding so I don't have to be as careful about my foot placement but make it very easy to run with the proper form - I feel my heels going right up to my butt without trying. My old high school coach and I ran together yesterday and he liked the way they looked and thought my form looked great (that was not always the case...). The fit is good - right size for my 11.5 feet and nice and wide (though my feet are narrow, they are still comfortable). This company could take over the entire industry - your products are great and all make perfect sense.

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.