Killer Instinct

Hope these are killer…

I’ve been contemplating giving Altra a try for a while now. If the Skechers or Newtons had worked out, I’d be running in those.

The Altra Instinct appears to be really similar to the Skechers GoBionic I tried about a month ago in terms of design – zero drop, but with some cush running the length of the shoe; wide toe box. I think the wide toe box may be the key to happy feet for me. I liked the design and feel of the GoBionic, but an odd hot spot on the top of the shoe quickly progressed to a blister.

Altra has a great new commercial – I’ve seen it running on ESPN a couple of times now. They seem poised to take off with a slew of new offerings coming out any day now.

Significant discount on the old model of the Instinct right now $60 & free shipping. The new 1.5’s are $100. A trusted reviewer says the changes are primarily cosmetic. Altra says the 1.5 is made to fit your foot better. I guess that depends on what shape your foot is. I went with the bargain – hope it was the right choice!

Review coming soon…

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