Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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WeightMen: 7.9ozWomen: 6.5oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 0mmWomen: 0mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.
Heel heightMen: 24mmWomen: 24mm
Forefoot heightMen: 24mmWomen: 24mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
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92 / 100 based on 8 expert reviews
The type of person we put in the Escalante, somebody who might be looking for a faster road shoe. Somebody is looking for a good training shoe for the track.
Overall the Escalante is one of the better multipurpose road shoes out there. While it isn’t the best racing/speedwork shoe or one that has the tons of structure for longer days or heavy training it has enough to do most runs pretty well. I think it is one of the best shoes Altra has made so far.
I think it works well for me, and a little better even than the Duo, which was perhaps a little too wide in the toe box.
Altra didn’t reinvent the wheel with the Escalante 1.5, which is a great thing. They focused on the upper and are trying to make it as perfect as possible, while the mid and outsole were what made it so successful and were left alone. This shoe is better than the original and we truly look forward to see where they take it.
Updates to Altra Escalante 1.5
- The Altra Escalante 1.5 is a road running shoe that is meant for those who have neutral foot mechanism. It is strategically made to be sleek for running. The shoe features an updated engineered-knit upper with reflectivity 360º. The goal of which is to provide added flexibility and a sock-like fit.
- The zero drop platform is maintained that put the forefoot and heel at equal distance with the ground.
- The Fit4her technology is integrated into the Altra Escalante 1.5. This is essential in customizing every women's shoe to the anatomy of their foot.
Altra Escalante 1.5 size and fit
When it comes to size, the shoe follows the standard measurements. The Altra Escalante 1.5's FootShape toe box is sure to offer a comfortable and secure fit. It will allow the toes to spread out naturally. It makes toes relax inside the shoes. The available widths for the men's version are D - Medium and B - Medium for the women's version.
The FootPodTM technology is integrated into the outsole of the Altra Escalante 1.5. The main purpose of this technology is to map the bones tendons on the foot. The goal of which is to aid and improve in the bending and moving of the foot in a natural way. The outsole is also meant to be durable. This makes the platform to last a longer period of time.
The Escalante 1.5 utilizes the Altra Ego. This material is described as a dual-nature midsole cushioning. It is focused on providing a more responsive and bouncier underfoot feel.
With the utilization of the InnerFLEX, better flexibility is encouraged. As a result, more efficient movement during short and long distance runs. The technology is essential in enabling the platform to adapt itself to the shape of the foot for better flexibility and
The Altra Escalante 1.5 uses the fully-cushioned Zero Drop midsole. It is described to have the perfect combination of lightweight and soft cushioning. The purpose of which is to ensure the balance of weight from the forefoot to the heel area. As a result, the runner is allowed to perform more efficiently and effectively on the roads.
The Escalante features the FootShape toe-box. The primary focus of this material is to enable the foot to relax throughout the running session. The toes can also spread out comfortably and naturally. As a result, foot positioning and stability are enhanced.
The upper area of the Altra Escalante 1.5 utilizes the Engineered Mesh with 360º reflectivity. The construction of this material is described to be similar to the way a woven cloth is made. Because of its softness and flexibility, an agreeable and sock-like fit is experienced by the runner. With the utilization of this mesh, breathability is also offered.