Women's Escalante 1.5
Featuring Altro EGO midsole foam, Escalante is a durable, lightweight neutral training shoe. It has a 0 mm drop, 24 mm stack height and weighs in at 8.8 oz. Escalante also comes with a new engineered knit mesh upper which has good breathability, stretch and comfort.
Running Niche Experience
Altra’s in general fit slightly wide but with a narrow heel. It’s oblique shaped forefoot allows plenty of toe room. There is no heel counter in the shoe so it has a very unconstructed feel which makes sense since the concept is all about natural gait and balance. The knit upper is quite nice and breathable and feels good when you step into it. Escalante is a very versatile shoe as it can be worn for shorter distances and marathons. The toe box is a bit shallow but the shape allows for a good fit and they run true to size. The midsole foam provides a good ride and is resilient.
Zero Drop™ Technology
Zero Drop™ means that there is no difference between the heel and forefoot height. So, both are on a level plain. Altra believes this is a more balanced, natural way of running.
The forefoot is oblique shaped which allows the toes to splay comfortably.
High abrasion rubber is placed on strategic wear areas, which follow the shape of the foot.
Altra was born in the backroom of a specialty running store in the Wasatch Mountains. The concept is rooted in science that works with, not against, your body.
Altra shoes are shaped like human feet. Their unobstructed FootShape toe box allows your toes to spread out and also lets your big toe remain in a straight and natural position. The brand also makes specific lasts for their men’s and women’s footwear for obvious reasons, they are different. For women’s they call it Fit4Her with a narrower heel yet a proper forefoot width.
Zero drop is at the heart of Altra footwear. Its based on a barefoot concept, which Altra feels is more naturally balanced, level cushioning. It also encourages a more instinctive footstrike, less on the heel and more on the mid to forefoot.
Stack Height: 24mm/24mm
Drop: 0 mm
Weight: 7.4 oz
Upper: Engineered, Breathable knit mesh
Midsole: EGO foam compound cushioning
Outsole: High abrasion rubber wear pads
Toe Box: Shallow
Women's Escalante 1.5 - Altra Running
Women's Footwear||Women's Running||Neutral