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Altra Escalante Running Shoe - Men's


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    • Boston

    4 Reviews


    Naturally fast.

    Altra designed the Men's Escalante Running Shoe with energetic rebound and minimal ground contact to promote a faster ride. Its Zero Drop platform places the heel and forefoot at the same distance from the ground for a natural alignment, and Altra Ego's fully cushioned midsole assures a low-impact landing with soft energy return. Altra Ego also includes an Inner Flex unit that works with the Foot Pod sole to encourage natural flexibility. The sock-like upper has better snugness around the metatarsal area and a wider toe box to splay toes more comfortably.
    • Running shoe promotes fast rides with minimal ground contact
    • Fully cushioned Zero Drop platform allows a low-impact landing
    • Altra Ego midsole returns energy with a soft feel
    • Foot Pod maps foot bones to help it bend and move naturally
    • Sock-like upper with metatarsal mapping and a wider toe box
    • Item #ATR004E

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    knit textile
    Contour (6mm)
    Altra Ego with Inner Flex
    Support Type
    Zero Drop
    Claimed Weight
    Recommended Use
    road running
    Manufacturer Warranty
    30 days

    Tech Specs

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    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 13
    • Height: 6'3"
    • Weight: 186lbs

    The biggest point I can make is that the Boston edition of the Escalante is just minorly thinner thought the sole. The upper of the shoe is also a lot more breathable than the main Escalante. Overall, it is the performance edition of the normal Escalante. It is designed to be a fast shoe and that's what you get with this shoe. It generates a natural gate. I love the knitting of the upper, but it is built for a certain application, so take that into consideration. My recommendation, if you are buying this shoe as a daily, go with the normal Escalante or even the HIIT if you love the Altra lineup and need a race sprinter, this is your shoe.

    Best Running Shoe So Far

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 9
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 175lbs

    Of all the running shoes I've owned, these are by far the most natural feeling. With previous pairs, I'd notice the shoes on my feet at certain times during my runs, but with these I completely forgot that I was even wearing shoes. In the best way it really felt like I was running barefoot. I have really wide feet naturally, and instead of feeling like I was squeezing into the shoe, with these I felt like my feet had the freedom to strike the ground like they naturally would, but I didn't feel like I needed any more cushion or support. I'm also a huge fan of how light and breathable they are. Most running shoes are relatively light, but these just feel like they're on a different level. They're basically everything I wanted in a running shoe and I didn't even know it. I look forward to running more now than maybe ever before because of how good they feel. And even though these arent meant for trail running, I've run a few trails in them and they still performed well.

    Great running shoe

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 250lbs

    My teenage son runs cross country, and this is his third pair of running shoes and his first Altras. He has loved them. He had a heel injury from old shoes and it wasn't healing, we got these Altras and it healed faster. They were comfortable from the first run, and he is a fan of the zero drop. Comfortable and lightweight fabric. Would buy again! We bought the same size as his regular every day shoes. When buying running shoes we heard to size up a half size, but with the wider toe box we didn't do it and he says "they are perfect."

    Great Shoe

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I bought these for my boyfriend, who already uses several different Altra shoes. This is his first pair of Escalantes and he loves them. They still have a little larger toe box like most Altras, but they are snug around the rest of the shoe and are super light. They have become his everyday road and trail running shoe as long as he is not on super technical terrain. The woven upper is also super comfortable and breathes really well for the hot summer.