Great Fit but Heel Wear Issue
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: 12
This is my fourth pair of Altra Timp shoes, and the Timp 2 is the best fitting. The Timp 1.5 and Timp 2.0 developed holes inside of the shoe in the heel area. I thought it might of been the Smartwool socks and switched to synthetic running socks, but the same thing is happening with a new pair of Timp 2 shoes using Thorlo synthetic running socks; however, it's not happening as fast as with the wool-blend socks. This hasn't happened before with other brands and models of running shoes. The Timp 2 fits my foot well and there is no heel slippage, and if they didn't fit so well, I'd have blisters. There is also a spot in the sole in the rear of the shoe that has no tread but only EVA and is a sweet spot for rocks and can be painful. This must be their "rock channel" design. Good thing I only used these shoes for walking and not running. I called the manufacturer and only got lip service. They think this is an isolated case and didn't seem to care about improving their product. If I could find a brand that fit as well or better, I'd dump Altra. I would recommend these shoes for fit but not for durability. By the way, I wore a 11.5 in the Timp and a 12 in the Timp 2.0, so they run a little small.