FootShape: Allows your toes to relax and spread out naturally for more comfort and stability in uphill climbs and downhill descents
Zero Drop: Places your heel and forefoot the same distance from the ground to encourage proper, low-impact form throughout your trail run
Abound: This recycled energy-return compound sits directly under the foot to reduce the impact of hard surfaces and add a spring to each step
Stone Guard: Offers flexible protection from the rugged terrain by deflecting rocks into the midsole for a smooth, stable ride
InnerFlex: Grid-like flex grooves in the midsole allows your foot to flex where it need to for more speed and better performance
Trail Claw: This unique trail outsole positions canted lugs directly below the foot metatarsals and 'claws' near the front of the shoe for incredible traction in any trail condition
Ideal Uses: Trail Running, Hiking, Fastpacking, Trail Racing
Designed To Improve: Running Form, Toe Splay, Stability, Traction, Comfort, Trail Protection
Other Features: Natural Ride System, Trail Rudder, GaiterTrap Technology
Running, Trail Running, Adventure Racing
USA SIZE (cont.)
• Please note that the Altra Men's Instinct shoe runs slightly short in size. If you are between sizes they recommend you go up a 1/2 larger than your normal size.
Rated 5 out of
Light and super slick - wait, I mean grippy?Nice shoes. Toe box is well-built and offers plenty of space. They easily handle moderate to technical trails traversing across rock and roots alike while not being so knobby (naughty?) that they discourage the mad dash for some eats afterward. If you're a heal striker, don't buy these shoes. Well, you can, but you may not like them. They're very light and, with that zero drop 'n all, will sTrOnGlY encourage you to adjust your stride. I like these shoes. You might, too.
Criticism? No funky color options.
About the dramaturge: 26 year old, skinny male who spends time in the Appalachian Meowtains.
Date published: 2015-10-21
Rated 4 out of
Great Shoe, SIZE UP!!!I love this shoe, the lugs are deep and the tread is very aggressive, perfect on the slick clay and rocks around me in Southern Illinois and Missouri. I like the zero drop because it allows me to run and walk in a more natural stride and the added cushion of the shoe makes them perfect for carrying a heavy pack. I love all of the features that this shoe offers, it is very well designed, I love the gaiter catch on the heel, you'd never notice it if you didn't use it but it matches perfectly with my outdoor research sparkplug running gaiters. All of that being said there are a few things that meed mentioned which prevent me from giving it 5 stars. The sizing is small, I usually wear a size 13 but in this I am a size 14. The sidewall material seems just a little thin, I have seen cases of the sides busting out every once in a while so I shoe goo'd the sides to try and keep that from happening but be warned. Finally the heel flipper probably has a purpose but it is annoying and will probably be getting a short haircut with a razor blade before they make me trip and fall down the side of a mountain on my section hike in the smokey's this summer. otherwise I love the grip, fit after adjustment. and looks of this shoe so I'm still looking forward to putting a couple hundred miles on them before they're done.
Date published: 2015-12-28
Rated 3 out of
Might be FineMight be a fine shoe. i was attracted by the zero drop and wanted to try them, however the toe-box is far to low for my particular feet. My big toe pokes up through the top. I have the same issue with most Hoka's. I send mine back... Moosejaw said my first review didn't pass mustard, so hopefully this is more like ketchup?
Date published: 2015-09-30
Rated 5 out of
Greatest shoes I've ever ownedI cannot say enough good things about this shoe. Good in any and all conditions ... My only complaint is the sizing ... I normally wear an 11.5 in this shoe I wear a 12.5 so I would size up on solid side for a larger foot... Aside from that this shoe makes me about as happy as a unicorn at a rainbow competition!!!
Date published: 2015-11-23
Rated 5 out of
Kelly 143 from
Best shoes everI've had 2 pair of Superior's and can't say enough about them. Most comfortable shoe I've worn. Durability could be improved, but not bad.