The Instinct objective was to produce a boot with exceptional ankle support, a hinge design that keeps a supple, leather boot feel with instant comfort and no break-in time.
Comfort and Support:
Comfortable and supportive insole - The athletic footbed acting as the first stage in Instinct's progressive cushioning system is similar to one that you would find in a running shoe.
Durable and strong shank - Imbedded in the Polyurethane mid-sole, the shank design is perfectly positioned to provide arch support while letting the front of the foot and boot flex for good bike interface and for walking comfort.
Comfortable mid-sole - The Polyurethane mid-sole provides amazing step-in comfort and vibration dampening. The embedded, tempered steel shank is encapsulated in the PU material giving the Instinct footeg arch support and awesome comfort.
Well-placed heel - the strategically located TPU Heel Stabilizer provides heel and arch support.
Durable and vibration-absorbent out-sole - Features Fox's Duratac rubber compound that disperses vibrations from the bike, provides amazing grip and outstanding durability.
All new patented buckle design that utilizes a pivoting clasp system.
By using a spherical locking head, the Instinct buckle works like a ball and socket joint. The clasp pivots 8 degrees in both directions allowing for automatic natural alignment of the straps.
Easy to use; smooth operation time and time again.
Buckles move with boot as it flexes.
RCI- Ride Control Interface; the entire out-sole and medial side of the boot is shaped and textured to provide the rider with unobstructed contact with the bike.
LRC - Low Ride Chassis; gets the rider's foot lower and closer to the footpeg. Lower toe box provides easier shifting and better rear brake feel and control.
Duratac - rubber compound on the out-sole, burn guard and hinge cover was engineered exclusively by Fox's development team. The goal was to achieve optimal grip with bulletproof durability.
FRE (Full Response Engineering) hinge design provides a controlled range of movement allowing effortless linear mobility and incredible lateral stability.
Patented hinge lock-out stops rear motion before hyper-extension.
Top of boot gasket creates a secure seal. Hook-and-loop was eliminated to offer increased mobility.
R&D Wear Testing:
The Instinct has undergone the most extensive product wear testing in the history of Fox.
Six prototypes and hundreds of test boots over three years evolved into the Instinct of today.
Ricky Carmichael started initial testing process in January 2009.
Two Championships and multiple race wins have already been achieved (Barcia in East SX Lites and Roczen in the MX2 World Championship).
The final result is a clear elevation of motocross boot performance.
Limited Sole Warranty:
The Duratac out-sole carries a limited wear warranty.