By PaulM (Maryland) on (Feb 2, 2013)
Comments: I converted to minimal running shoes almost two years ago. I first tried Vibram Five Fingers, but my goofy toes didn't fit. I switched to Merrell Trail Gloves and they were very well made, but weren't great for daily/long runs...I had issues with pain in the balls of my feet. I then switched to the original Instincts and loved the zero drop with cushioning, but they didn't last...lost their shape after a few months. Altra hit the jackpot with the Instinct 1.5s! Zero drop with just the right amount of cushioning for long runs and awesome durability! This is the perfect running shoe and I will stay with them for as long as they are around. PLEASE ALTRA, NEVER STOP MAKING THIS MODEL!