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Altra Zero Drop Footwear Instinct 2

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  • One simply cannot resist the enhanced responsiveness and flexibility of the latest edition of the Instinct from Altra Zero Drop™.
  • Altra Zero Drop recommends that those new to natural running and zero-drop footwear transition slowly by wearing these on shorter runs and gradually building up to regular mileage.
  • Ideal for road running and cross training.
  • Designed to help reduce improper running form, over striding, knee pain, low back pain, forefoot pain, shin splints, bunions, and neuromas.
  • Quick-drying, breathable mesh upper and synthetic overlays.
  • Foot-shaped toe box allows natural foot flex and toe splaying.
  • Protective toe and heel rands.
  • Heel pull loop for an easier on and off.
  • Lightly padded tongue and collar for added comfort.
  • 5 mm Contour insole for light underfoot cushioning.
  • A-Bound™ top midsole layer protects feet from hard surfaces without sacrificing proper form.
  • Dual-layer AltraBound™ midsole returns energy with each stride, while providing impact protection.
  • Total Stack Height (total thickness of the shoe): 25 mm
  • Natural Ride system (NRS) utilizes a combination of outsole and midsole componentry along with anatomical design, the Zero Drop platform and foot-shaped lasts to promote a more natural stride.
  • Built on the SDS-M last.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 11 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 11.5, width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

38% Felt true to size
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 0% Half size too Large
  • 38% True to size
  • 25% Half size too small
  • 38% Full size too small
88% Felt true to width
  • 88% Felt true to width
  • 0% Felt narrower than marked
  • 12% Felt wider than marked
75% Moderate arch support
  • 12% Excellent arch support
  • 75% Moderate arch support
  • 12% No arch support

Item Information

  • One simply cannot resist the enhanced responsiveness and flexibility of the latest edition of the Instinct from Altra Zero Drop™.
  • Altra Zero Drop recommends that those new to natural running and zero-drop footwear transition slowly by wearing these on shorter runs and gradually building up to regular mileage.
  • Ideal for road running and cross training.
  • Designed to help reduce improper running form, over striding, knee pain, low back pain, forefoot pain, shin splints, bunions, and neuromas.
  • Quick-drying, breathable mesh upper and synthetic overlays.
  • Foot-shaped toe box allows natural foot flex and toe splaying.
  • Protective toe and heel rands.
  • Heel pull loop for an easier on and off.
  • Lightly padded tongue and collar for added comfort.
  • 5 mm Contour insole for light underfoot cushioning.
  • A-Bound™ top midsole layer protects feet from hard surfaces without sacrificing proper form.
  • Dual-layer AltraBound™ midsole returns energy with each stride, while providing impact protection.
  • Total Stack Height (total thickness of the shoe): 25 mm
  • Natural Ride system (NRS) utilizes a combination of outsole and midsole componentry along with anatomical design, the Zero Drop platform and foot-shaped lasts to promote a more natural stride.
  • Built on the SDS-M last.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 11 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 11.5, width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Altra Zero Drop Footwear Instinct 2

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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The most comfortable shoes I have ever worn, but buy at least a half size larger than usual. I hope they last a long time.

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  • from Honolulu, Hawaii
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!
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I usually wear 7, get a 7.5 in these and they were almost too short. Roomy at the toe. I don't run but these are very comfortable for standing long hours at work. I have Morton's neuroma and can get through a 12-hour shift with no pain with these. Uglier than they look in the picture. Like ugly little pillows for your feet.

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Moderate arch support

  • from Missouri
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!
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Shoes started to come apart after two months of constant wearing - both shoes in the little toe area on the top. There are two layers of material in this area, the top layer is very thin. Bottom of the footbed is sewed to the shoe too far in on the outside so your foot rides up on it causing your ankle to pronate in. The shoe laces are too short to lace into the last hole. The sole is too cushy and moves around too much squishing out the sides when walking on an angle. The toe area wrinkles which looks funky. On the plus side, lots of toe box room which is a plus and fits my foot very well. Too bad the rest of the design wasn't thought out or fully tested.

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Moderate arch support

  • from San Diego
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Great shoe. Space in toe box, plenty of cushion and support. Run in them every night!

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  • from Columbus, Ohio
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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The Instinct 2 is a significant upgrade to Altra's Instinct 1.5. The 1.5 had an issue with the outer mesh tearing after just a few months of heavy wear. However, they seemed to have fixed that issue with this version. The 2 is also a more substantial shoe. The midsole seems thicker and wider, and it's a bit more cushioned. If you've never worn a pair of Altra's, you should know that they are designed for natural running. Meaning, when you jog/run you land on the forefoot or midfoot and life with your legs, versus landing on your heel and pushing off your foot. To accommodate that running style, there is little to no arch support and the toe box is very wide. For example, I have very wide feet (4E) and my forefoot fits very comfortably in these shoes. I use these shoes as my everyday shoes. I use them to walk and during workouts. However, I use Vibram Fivefinger shoes for when I run. Since I mainly run on asphalt and concrete, these are the perfect shoes to transition into. They are cushy and support my feet quite well. I have also, on occasion, run in these shoes, and they handle quite well.

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Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

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Felt wider than marked

Poor Support

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No arch support

  • from Nashville, TN
$105.00

Width: D - Medium

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