Who should buy the Altra Escalante Racer 19
You will love the Altra Escalante Racer 19 if:
- You want minimalist running shoes to use for marathons and racing
- You want a lightweight, neutral shoe to use for all-day wear, walking, long-distance running, or marathons
The external pad of the Altra Escalante Racer 19 is made of rubber. This compound is artistically patterned to exhibit the rough outline of the pad of the human foot. Its purpose is to provide traction and protection against wear-and-tear.
FootPod™ is an outsole design that maps the anatomical structure of the foot. The result of such a feature is a set of horizontal and vertical flex grooves that serves as a means of mimicking the shape and motion of the foot. Heel-to-toe transitions become fluid and effortless because of this movement-encouraging configuration.
Strengthen performance with the Altra Escalante Racer 19 midsole
A slightly firm Altra EGO™ midsole offers a soft surface for the underside of the foot. This full-length piece has a close-to-the-ground construction to permit proprioception or the inherent relationship of the foot to the ground, thus potentially bolstering the performance. The mildly firm configuration is for toe-off power.
InnerFlex™ is a set of integrated flex grooves that bolsters the midsole’s capacity to bend in conjunction with the foot as it goes through the gait cycle.
Cool and dry running experience with the Altra Escalante Racer 19 upper
The upper unit of the Altra Escalante Racer 19 is made of engineered knit, a woven silhouette that is form-fitting and breathable. It has an open construction to permit air into, and through, the foot-chamber, thereby delivering a cool and dry ride.
The FootShape™ Toe Box design widens the forefoot section, fundamentally giving the toes more room to spread and relax. The toe-off phase benefits from this design because a balanced and energized lift is engineered by toes that are not restricted or bunched together. Shoe series from Altra, like the Superior, feature the FootShape™ structure.