Who should buy the Altra Escalante 1.5

  • Excellent option for neutral runners who are looking for a comfortable and well-cushioned running shoe for speed training.
  • A great shoe for anyone who lives an active lifestyle and want a lightweight and well-designed shoe perfect for walking, jogging and gym sessions.

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Updates to the Altra Escalante 1.5

  • Now features an engineered knit upper which offers enhanced comfort and breathability.
  • The knit material is stretchable enough to wrap the foot snugly.

Altra Escalante 1.5 updates

Delivers durability and traction

The FootPod 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.

Altra Escalante 1.5 footpad

The outsole is made from a durable rubber material which is designed to deliver durability and traction. The outsole design is sturdy enough to make the shoe last longer.

Escalante 1.5 provides fully-cushioned midsole

The Altra Escalante 1.5 has a fully-cushioned Zero Drop midsole. With the Zero Drop platform, the heel and forefoot are placed on the same distance from the ground. This design is to promote proper foot movement. It also reduces impact throughout the gait cycle.

Altra Escalante 1.5 cushion

To give runners a soft yet responsive cushioning, Altra makes use of the Altra Ego midsole compound. This material is described as a dual-nature midsole cushioning. It is focused on providing a more responsive and bouncier underfoot feel.

It also aims to deliver consistent and durable cushioning throughout the run.

Flexible for a smoother transition

The InnerFlex design is also integrated into the midsole of the Escalante 1.5. It is composed of grid-like grooves strategically placed in the midsole.

Altra Escalante 1.5 inner flex

It allows the foot to bend naturally while running. Either for long-distance or short runs, the InnerFlex aims to provide flexibility for a smoother transition.

The 6mm contour footbed offers the foot added underfoot cushioning. It also enhances the overall fit of the shoe.

Offers comfortable and breathable environment

In the upper of the Altra Escalante 1.5 is the engineered knit material. It is designed to give the foot a comfortable and breathable environment. The knit material is stretchable enough to wrap the foot snugly.

Altra Escalante 1.5 knit material

360 reflective details are added into the upper knit material. It increases visibility, especially on low-light running conditions.

Enhanced foot positioning and stability

This lightweight running shoe 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.

Altra Escalante 1.5 toe box

As a result, foot positioning and stability are enhanced. The decoupled heel offers minimal construction for a fast and lightweight running experience.

Altra Escalante 1.5 provides comfort and foot lockdown

The collar and tongue of the shoe are moderately padded. They aim to enhance comfort and overall foot lockdown.

Altra Escalante 1.5 padded collar and tongue

The Altra Escalante 1.5 has a lace-up closure. Runners can easily loosen and tighten the laces to get the perfect fit. Lace loops are also attached to the tongue of the shoe. The loops keep the laces from getting in the way while running.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 224g / Women 184g
Drop: 0mm
Arch support: Neutral
Update: Altra Escalante 3
Forefoot height: 24mm
Heel height: 24mm

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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.