The Altra Instinct 1.5 Zero Drop™ is the first shoe to truly marry the form-improving benefits of a minimalist shoe with the comfort, cushioning, and support of a traditional running shoe. The Zero Drop™ platform and innovative foot-shaped design work together to help runners maintain proper running technique and reduce joint impact while freeing their toes to help alleviate foot pain. 12mm, dual layer EVA midsole with A-Bound top layer. Quick dry air mesh upper with asymmetric lacing. Full-length, seamless inner lining with premium Drilex collar. Wt. 8.9 oz.
Average Customer Rating:
(6 Reviews) 6
Rating Breakdown6 reviews
5 out of 6(83%)reviewers would recommend this product.
I am a barefoot runner, actual barefoot, and I used my vibrams on trails, the problem is that I also work a paramedic in an ER where they don't allow vibrams. Also because of the hard floor and long hours of standing on it, I decided a little more padding would be nice, the problem is my toes splay out like they are naturally supposed to which limits shoe selection by about 99.9%. Introducing the altras, wide toe box, 2 different insoles (one without arch support which is great for us minimalist runners) and more padding. These would be great for a transitional runner looking to try minimalist style running without sacrificing padding for hard roads and sidewalks. They are light, comfortable and really nice looking. I highly recommend them.
Pros: lightweight, comfortable, wide toe box, 2 insoles 1 without arch support, great looking
Cons: for true minimalist may have to much padding
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Review 2 for Altra Instinct 1.5 - Men's
PostedJanuary 19, 2013
from Kokomo, IN
It did take me about a 2 weeks to get used to them, retraining muscles. I haven't had a chance to hit the pavement yet, just 5.6 miles on a treadmill for my weekend runs & 3 miles on the workday runs. Love them. I'm glad I found Eastbay also. They had them in stock with the color I wanted & shipped fast.
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Review 3 for Altra Instinct 1.5 - Men's
PostedFebruary 4, 2014
from San Jose, CA
I love the fit and feel of this shoe. First I had a black pair and now a blue. I noticed the mesh on the blue one wore out more quickly. From another forum, I now see that the black model is newer and a much more durable mesh.
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Review 4 for Altra Instinct 1.5 - Men's
Comfortable from 1st use
PostedOctober 24, 2013
from Buford, GA
I purchased this product for:myself
I purchased this product:less than a month ago
The athletic skill level of the person using this product is:competitive
This product is primarily used/worn for:training/going to the gym
This is my 2nd pair and I love them. Very comfortable. No injuries since I changed my running style. My only complaint would be that the bottom wears out too fast. As I said this is my 2nd pair because the 1st were ready to wear through the sole. I got the 1st pair in May and had to replace them by Oct.
I was looking for a flat neutral shoe - just like a racing flat. What I got was a shoe that:: > narrows too much on lateral edge of the mid foot resulting in overhang & pain, > kicks up under the lateral edge of the mid foot, and > incorporates anti pronation hump even with the neutral innersoles in them. The pain along the lateral edges of feet grew every minute I wore them. So it's back to conventional shoes for me.
I'm a high arched neutral, a mid foot striker with no bio-mechanical problems.
Pros: nice wide toe box - made for people with 5 toes !, love the zero drop heel to toe, 2 types of inner soles
Cons: painful bumps under lateral side of feet
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Review 6 for Altra Instinct 1.5 - Men's
Altra Shoe Review
PostedOctober 1, 2013
I love these shoes. The fit great, are super comfortable and wide enough for my feet. I would highly recommend them.