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Mens Altra Escalante Running Shoe

Men's Altra Escalante

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Men's ALTRA® ESCALANTE :: Buckle in for a fast ride and maximum comfort in the new Men's Altra Escalante running shoe. Enjoy Zero-Drop® natural strides and the roomy toe box Altra is known for during speed work, racing or training. Your new Altra Ego™ midsole gives you a softer feel and faster response than the A-Bound midsole used on other models. Wrap feet in a sleek, sock-like fit that goes totally unnoticed. Feel made-for-you comfort thanks to the just-for-guys design. Speed away in your Escalante thanks to an outsole design that limits ground contact time!

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The Nuts & Bolts

  • Sock-like fit and engineered knitted upper: Provides comfort and a sleek asthetic look
  • Zero Drop™ Platform: Places your heel and forefoot the same distance from the ground to promote low-impact technique
  • FOOTSHAPE™ Toe Box: Allows the toes to relax and spread out naturally
  • Altra Ego™: Provides more durability and more responsiveness with the latest performance shoe technology
  • Inner Flex™: Grid-like flex grooves in the midsole allows your foot to flex where it needs to for more speed and better performance
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  • Drop: 0 mm
  • WEIGHT: 8.2 ounces

Men’s Altra Escalante: The Facts

Release Date:

February 2017

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Top Reasons to Buy the Men’s Altra Escalante

The men’s Escalante features Altra’s signature FootShape™ toe box, which allows the toes to spread out naturally and relax while keeping the big toe straight for maximum power and stability. If you struggle with positioning and are looking to improve your toe splay, this shoe is built for you.

Those who follow the minimalist running craze will love the barefoot sensation provided by the men’s Escalante. Altra is renowned for leading the zero-drop movement and the Escalante falls right in line. Landing on your heel slows you down, forcing your body to work harder to push forward. Male racers who want to break away from the pack and zoom across the finish line should opt for the Altra Escalante, which keeps you on your forefoot and naturally improves your cadence.

This high performance running shoe is equally stylish as it is functional. If you’re looking for premium footwear that can crossover to casual dress, you’ve met your perfect match.

What People Are Saying About the Men’s Altra Escalante

Advanced runners know the importance of landing on your midfoot, not your heel. The Zero Drop™ Platform in the Altra Escalante is loved by male athletes for its ability to place the heel and forefoot equidistant from the ground at 0 mm. By ditching that clunky heel, you’re better aligned for a proper foot strike with every stride.

Relearning how to run and transitioning to a midfoot heel strike can be difficult for some athletes, leading to some initial discomfort in the calf and Achilles. The men’s Altra Escalante trainers help you improve your form and posture without sacrificing comfort. Although the cushioning is thinner than other running shoes, it’s still ample enough for efficient shock absorption-minimizing the stress and toll on your body.

Many reviews praised the made-for-you feel offered by the Escalante. The soft knit upper feels great on contact with the skin, while the toe box prevents any rubbing or irritation on the front of the foot.

The men’s Altra Escalante is built for male athletes looking to run races or short distances, combining maximum comfort in the fastest possible ride.

Size and Fit of the Men’s Altra Escalante

General Size and Fit

The insole of the Men’s Altra Escalante has a 6 mm Contour Footbed and a standard medium width, but the toe box provides extra space for those with wider feet. You may want to opt for one half size up from your true foot size.


The upper on the men’s Altra Escalante features an engineered knit for a sock-like fit, providing you with breathable comfort and a snug feel. Richly colored with undulating patterns inspired by the Escalante River in Utah-Altra’s home state-you’re sure to turn heads wearing this sleek pair of kicks.


The new Dual-Nature material of the Altra EGO™ midsole is like the Holy Grail of running. This innovative cushioning gives you an energetic rebound and lightweight comfort, while the Inner Flex™ technology in the men’s Escalante allows your foot to bend and flex in all the right places. The end result? More push-off power and better performance, helping you crush the competition race after race.


Altra is known for their groundbreaking FootPod™ technology, and the Escalante shoes for men don’t disappoint. The FootPod™ outsole actually maps the tendons and bones of your foot, helping you achieve its most natural movement.

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