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Escalante 2.5 Running Shoe - Women's

4.305466237942122 out of 5 stars
311 Reviews

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Whenever you're ready to run, the Escalante 2.5 Running Shoe from Altra is right there with you. And when you're ready to kick back for the day, the Escalante 2.5 is down for down time also. From active adventures to casual days around the house, this favorite runner tags along with versatile performance and all-day comfort.

The sock-like upper provides a design that fits like a dream without any pressure points, and the added perforations increase breathability for cool comfort when temps rise or you pick up the pace. As in its previous models, the Escalante has the Altra Ego midsole that delivers a responsive and soft ride to keep you going, and is fashioned with the FootShape toe box and Zero Drop Platform to assure ample room for your toes to splay and move.


  • Updated Altra favorite for comfort during your everyday road runs
  • 0mm drop encourages a proper, low-impact form throughout your runs
  • FootShape toe box allows toes to splay for a natural foot position
  • Breathable, sleek knit mesh upper wraps your foot in sock-like fit
  • Altra Ego midsole provides you with energy return and a soft ride
  • FootPod Outsoles follows your foot to maximize shoe's flexibility
  • Altra focuses on eliminating common injuries with smart designs
  • Item #ATRQ018
Upper Material
sock-like, mesh
Altra Ego, Innerflex
Support Type
Heel / Forefoot Height
24 / 24mm
Claimed Weight
Manufacturer Warranty
300-500 miles

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 311 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 24 reviews
2 Stars - 14 reviews
3 Stars - 24 reviews
4 Stars - 30 reviews
5 Stars - 219 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

December 20, 2022


These are amazing. My podiatrist told me to get a pair of foot shaped shoes and these are incredibly comfortable. I'm going to purchase a pair of trail runners.


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5 out of 5 stars

December 8, 2022

I thought I loved altra torin

And then I tried the Escalante 2.5 and now I'm completely obsessed! Gotta get another pair! Amazing from heel to toe!


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2 out of 5 stars

November 28, 2022

Disappointing Durability

I am in love with the Superior 5, so I was excited for these. However, they are not durable (feel very flat after 100 miles). They have a narrow toe box, but it stretches out and makes shoe feel loose


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5 out of 5 stars

November 11, 2022

Great Shoe for arthritic feet

I love the Escalante 2.5, and can't wear the newer version. Please keep making this model.


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5 out of 5 stars

November 7, 2022

Holy moly clouds on your feet

My first pair of altra's and I loooove them! They're so comfortable, like clouds on your feet and the shape!! So awesome, my wide feet feel so comfy and my lame bunion isn't squished

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1 out of 5 stars

October 28, 2022

Beware: stretchy with almost no arch support!

I loved these shoes at first. They were so comfortable, a bit springy, and I loved the stretchiness of the upper material. However, after wearing them for a few weeks I began to realize that my feet were noticeably rolling inward even when standing still. I think this was the combination of the stretchy material and the total lack of arch support. I began developing posterior shin splint symptoms. I prefer running in low-drop or zero-drop shoes. and I've never had problems with this before! I tried an insole, but it just didn't cut it... ended up having to return them. I think these are perfectly comfortable for walking and maybe even short running mileage, but they didn't work for me for any kind of distance training.


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5 out of 5 stars

October 11, 2022

Please keep this older model

The Escalante 2.5 is my favorite version of the show. It is getting harder to find, since you released the newer model. The new model is totally different & awful. I love this one and want to keep buying them :)


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5 out of 5 stars

October 7, 2022

I would buy this shoe over and over

I have been wearing this shoe for about 10 years! I love it and hope they never change. They are comfortable from the beginning. I have a wide foot and they fit better than any shoe I've ever bought.


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3 out of 5 stars

September 8, 2022

Least Favorite Escalante Version

I have been a loyal Escalante fan since they came out. I'm sure I've went through more than 10 pairs over the years. This has not been a great model. For some reason, these feel more stiff than previous models, and for some reason the tongue on the left shoe started cutting the skin in front of my left ankle. I had to either fold the tongue over or wear taller socks. On a positive note, these have lasted longer than any version. Normally, I have retire shoes from running at 400 miles. These have almost 500 and don't feel any different, but like I said, they never gave me the spring in my step like previous models. There are no rips, tears, and soles still appear great...just like all of my previous models.

Lisa in Texas

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5 out of 5 stars

August 23, 2022

I bought 2 pairs the same day

I have been hesitant to buy new running shoes. I have loved the ones I had previously but they were no longer made (different brand). I have heard all good things about altra running shoes. Tried them on bought them and I'll never go back, in fact I bought 2 of the exact same pair so I'll be good for some time. I love having shoes to support my new running habit.

Em the new altra fan

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