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Repetition
Repetition Posted: 5/21/15
Reviewer: from east coast
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

I think these shoes are great if you have strong, stable ankles. I don't. While wearing these really helped me heal from a long standing neuroma, in the end they caused tendonitis and a stress fracture fro me because the built in arch support caused my feet to supinate, or turn out. I developed pain in one ankle. So if you have good, stable ankles, go for it, these shoes are great! Beware if you don't.

One 2
One 2 Posted: 5/21/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

The toe box is nice and wide per usual Altra design. Unfortunately, it seems to have a low profile. I can feel my toes press against the top of the shoe when I run. I expect a bit of contact, but this was too much for me. This shoe also lacks the extra eyelets needed for a lace lock. As it is, there is a lot of heel movement for me.

Instinct 3.0
Instinct 3.0 Posted: 5/21/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

This is an odd one. I ended up returning it, but I think this could be a great shoe if it fits. I am wearing the Instinct 1.5 in size 8.5 right now. The 3.0 seems slightly longer, but there's a bit more padding on the top of the shoe. This extra padding makes the shoe feel a bit smaller than I expected. The tongue is sewed in on the inner side, and can leave a gap on the opposite side if not positioned well. The deal breaker for me is losing a pair of eyelets. Without the extra eyelets, I cannot use a lace lock to settle my heel. If you have narrow heels and use a fancy lacing, this shoe may not work for you.

Olympus 1.5
Olympus 1.5 Posted: 5/19/15
Reviewer: from CT
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Very comfortable shoes! The support and cushion in the heel are great, good for running or a lot of walking

Instinct 3.0
Instinct 3.0 Posted: 5/19/15
Reviewer: PeteD from Seattle, WA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I've been running exclusively in Altras for about 3 years now. These are definitely the best Instincts I've had. The 1.5 was great except the mesh tore very easily. The 2.0's were cushy in comparison to the 1.5's but made big improvements on the uppers. The 3.0's bring it all together for a great shoe. I'm actually planning on ordering 2-3 pairs to keep around as spares once I wear through these. They do run a little more than a 1/2 size smaller than the 2.0's. (I was a 12.5, wearing a 13 now)

Olympus 1.5
Olympus 1.5 Posted: 5/19/15
Reviewer: David Slater from Ohio
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

What an incredible concept in shoes. Truly revolutionary. My platypus feet are finally happy. Ive been wearing 4 and 5 X wide shoes for a long time and still haven't had any true comfort, that is, until these miracles of footwear came along. The roomy, natural toe area is amazing to say the least. I knew the second I slipped my tired aching feet into them that I had finally found my forever shoes. So much cushion, no pinching, no crowding of the toes, and an incredible insole that soothes my feet with every step. I'm in shoe love. hahaha

Superior 2.0
Superior 2.0 Posted: 5/18/15
Reviewer: Steve McAllister from Brooklyn, NY
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I reviewed earlier, but wanted also mention the "Gaitor Trap" is a great feature for those of us that use the "Dirty Girl" or other similar gaitors.

Lone Peak 2
Lone Peak 2 Posted: 5/18/15
Reviewer: from Philadelphia
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

The wide toe box is fantastic and allows proper anatomic splay of the toes and the zero drop (change in height from heel to toe) makes for extremely comfortable ambulation. For me, I found the heel to be too loose and no matter how I laced the shoe, I had heel slip descending stairs and while moving about on level ground. If the heel were narrower, it would be the perfect footwear for trail running/day hiking.

Olympus 1.5
Olympus 1.5 Posted: 5/16/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Really wanted to love this shoe. It felt great when I was standing but my heel came out with each step. I know there are ways to lace shoes to keep the heel in but I have a very high, full volume foot and lacing to keep the heel in was painful. If not for that issue I think these would have been wonderful. They really do have ample room for toes.

Instinct 3.0
Instinct 3.0 Posted: 5/13/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I am a regular 11.5, however, for this shoe I had a stream of exchanges that took me from a 11.5 to a 13! The size 13 fits well. For me, the shoe was 1.5 size smaller than my usual shoe. I absolutely love the FootShape structure of the shoe as I love to wear a shoe that allows my toes to spread freely and caters to my full natural foot shape. They are sufficiently cushioned - nothing as robust or exaggerated as the Altra Paradigm. The height from ground is appropriate. I chose this over a lower shoe with less cushion because of the color. I need a regular shoe that I can wear everywhere and would go well with the rest of things I am wearing - for that I always choose black as my shoe color. The other choices from Altra are a little to vibrant for everyday off-road, casual wear. The laces are very long and they are sort of "velvety" and thin and tend to unlace themselves. For being a moderately cushion running shoe, they do feel lightweight.

Instinct 3.0
Instinct 3.0 Posted: 5/13/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

As a zero drop fan and a walker/golfer, I find this the most comfortable shoe I have worn. I am usually on the cusp between US size 11.5 and 12 but in this shoe I needed a 12.5. The shoe has just the right amount of cushioning and plenty of room for my toes.

Instinct Everyday
Instinct Everyday Posted: 5/11/15
Reviewer: Saloei from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shows are very comfortable. Width size, foot size are true to size. I have a wide foot and these shoes are wide enough for all day wear. I like to wear a half size bigger than my size. I wear size 12 comfortably but I always get a 1/2 size bigger. I wear Altra shoes because the shoe design is shaped into a true foot shape. Our feet are not tapered like many shoe designers manufacture their shoes. A+ for this shoe.

Olympus 1.5
Olympus 1.5 Posted: 5/11/15
Reviewer: Marie Taylor from Wellington, FL
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I got these on the advise of my doctor to help with a toe injury. I love the "foot shape" and the rocker bottom. I've worn the every day, all day for about a month and they're great. I got the black so that I could wear them with pants during the day and not draw attention to my shoes. I didn't notice the zero drop at all.

Repetition
Repetition Posted: 5/9/15
Reviewer: Tiffany Morrison from United States
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I bought these shoes because I have Capsulitis and needed a lower profile shoe to avoid putting pressure on the ball of my foot. I like them. My workouts have been limited (meaning I'm taking it real easy) so I can't say much for how these are for actually exercising but they are super comfortable as an all around shoe. As for looks - they look a little weird, like I had them made so I'd be taller. But you can't beat them on comfort. 4 stars only because one of the insoles slipped a lot and ran up the heel, exposing the toe section and making for an annoying ridge under my toe. I fixed it with super glue, but I can no longer take it out, if I needed to.

One 2
One 2 Posted: 5/9/15
Reviewer: from Washington State
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Zappos seems to have the hard-to-find shoes. For me, it's going to be the first place to look from now on. The service is unbelievably wonderful. After sending a pair back for lager size, they mailed the larger size before I could get the returns out the door! If you're shopping for shoes, you'll 'feel the love' at Zappos!

One 2
One 2 Posted: 5/9/15
Reviewer: Carole Daley from Laguna Beach, CA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is my second pair. I just returned from a vacation in London where I walked almost 100 miles in these shoes! Not a pain or ache. These shoes provide support - no aching arches, cramped toes, tired feet. They are amazing.

3-Sum 1.5
3-Sum 1.5 Posted: 5/8/15
Reviewer: David E. from Jacksonville Fl.
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

First pair of triathlon shoes.I run as minimal as possible this are the only ones that I found to be as close as minimal. The shoe is great,it delivers in what it promises I use them as trainers. Really can't say anything bad about them, it has a bit of cushion which is good if you like that. Other from that they somewhat look like clown shoes but they do the job. Over all I'm satisfied.

Instinct 3.0
Instinct 3.0 Posted: 5/6/15
Reviewer: Mason from Clinton, UT
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are great! I have been very happy using them. The shape that is more true to the human foot. As I move into longer distances I will certainly be using Altra!

Superior 2.0
Superior 2.0 Posted: 5/5/15
Reviewer: Steve McAllister from NYC
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Natural barefoot feel, flexible sole, light, well ventilated. You feel the trail under your feet. They work well for wider feet. The thin flexible sole will take some getting used to if you have tender feet. They seem reasonably durable for minimalist shoes.

Instinct Everyday
Instinct Everyday Posted: 5/4/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I got these for my husband because he has a hard time finding shoes that are wide in the toe but normal in the heel. He also needs a shoe low in the ankle area. These fit the bill, but did not fit the foot. I have the women's version of these shoes; they are fabulously comfortable. However, both the women's and men's run about a full size smaller than we normally wear.

Instinct 3.0
Instinct 3.0 Posted: 5/3/15
Reviewer: Cesar B. from White Plains, NY
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love the Instinct 3.0. I don't run long distances but this shoe feels great for my runs and cross training. I also use it almost everyday to walk around. It's super comfortable, I highly recommend this shoe.

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