The Altra Instinct/Intuition is a lightweight, super responsive shoe with just the right amount of cushioning. The FootShape toe box allows your toes to be happy while you’re enjoying a scenic road run. The shoe incorporates the FootShape toe box, FootPod Outsole and A-Bound energy return compound.
This all makes it a good choice for daily training runs on the roads. In fact, it’s light enough that you could easily race in these bad boys. The midsole with the A-Bound compound is very responsive and helps when you pick up the pace. The FootShaped toe box doesn’t change the overall fit of this shoe, as it is snug in all the right places. And the FootPod outsole is perfect for roads and rail trails, but not suggested for rugged trails.
The 4.0 colors are really great, each of our testers liked the new color schemes. Also, the shoe had more of a road shoe feel where I could do faster runs on, even close to something I would do workouts in. It has just the right amount of support for an everyday trainer.
All of our testers had some great runs with these shoes. They felt comfortable whether it was a training run/long run or a short speed workout. Doing striders in these felt great.
Our testers put lots of miles on these shoes and did not notice and durability issues, loved the colors, appearance and feel of the shoes. Overall, the Instinct/Intuition is a lightweight, moderate cushioned shoe for almost any road circumstance. If you are looking for a heavy and more supportive shoe with lots of outsole features, we would recommend another shoe. Expect this shoe to help you reach some great PRs!
Product name: Altra Instinct 4 (Mens) Altra Intuition 4 (Womens)
Weight: 8.1oz (Mens), 6.5 oz (Womens)
Heel to Toe Drop – 0mm
Suggest Use – ROAD – Marathon, Training, 50 miler
From our testers:
I instantly liked the Altra Instinct from the minute I opened the box.
These shoes help keep the easy runs easy and are supportive enough to go longer distances.
I was very satisfied with this shoe. These shoes have been great on the road and on the track.