I’ve known the guys who started Altra Running for a long time. In fact, I had some conversations with one of the founders before they even launched their first shoe. One of the things they told me way back then was that they wanted to bring a wide, flat shoe for kids to the market. Well, it looks like the wait will soon be over – in July Altra will be releasing the Instinct Junior in youth sizes 1-6 (perfect for my two older kids!).
I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to see more shoes like this coming out for children – my hope is that they sell well so we can get them in smaller sizes too. My 3yo has been wearing a pair of Merrell Flux Gloves for almost a year, and it’s a fantastic shoe, but it looks like it is no longer available. Here’s hoping Altra will come to the rescue!