Guess the make and model…[Altra Instinct]
This is a simple credit where credit is due. This shoe took away impingement problems I’d suffered wearing everything from Brooks to Vasque.
Only the Merrell Barefoot did the same except that for road running longer distances it simply didn’t provide the cushion my feet need. I use the Barefoots on rocky trails and there is nothing that glues to the rock like they do in my experience. Others may have a different perspective.
The socks are some of my favorites too, wooly and warm for winter from our local running store.
No paid endorsements here, just a desire to share what has worked for me in shoes: wider toe boxes, best feel, no impingement, freer and longer running.
All the best!