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Mens Altra Escalante 1.5 Running Shoe

Men's Altra Escalante 1.5

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Men's ALTRA® ESCALANTE 1.5 :: Run the way you were born to in your updated Men's Altra® Escalante 1.5 running shoes. Take advantage of award-winning Zero-Drop® natural strides and soft, quick-response Altra Ego™ cushion for speed work, racing or training. Give your fit a new comfy knit, plus internal strap and sleeker heel for dialed-in hold. Turn on the air with increased breathability as 360° reflectivity lets 'em know you're out there. Escalate your speed and comfort in the Escalante 1.5.

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The Nuts & Bolts

  • Knit upper: Offers breathable comfort
  • Internal midfoot strap: Delivers a snug fit
  • Sleek heel cup: Provides a secure, stable fit
  • Zero Drop™ Platform: Places your heel and forefoot the same distance from the ground to promote low-impact technique
  • Altra Ego™: Provides more durability and more responsiveness with the latest performance shoe technology
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  • Drop: 0 mm
  • WEIGHT: 8.2 ounces


Men's Altra Escalante 1.5: The Facts

Best For:

Road Running



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Top Reasons to Buy the Men's Altra Escalante 1.5

Weighing in at less than half a pound, you’ll be practically flying down the road or track in a pair of these shoes. With its featherweight status, this is one of the fastest, performance-oriented shoes around.

The Altra Escalante 1.5 doesn’t skimp on cushioning despite its minimalist look. If you want to give your feet a cushy platform, these shoes are a great bet!

The Zero-Drop® platform encourages a more natural running gait for a lower impact running experience. Instead of forcing your foot to adapt to the shoe, the Altra Escalante 1.5 follows where your foot naturally strikes.

What People are Saying About the Men's Altra Escalante 1.5

Many reviewers loved the amount of cushioning in these shoes which created a comfortable feel for long runs, training, or speed drills. These will be your go-to trainers for whatever your workout throws your way.

Guys who tried out the Altra Escalante also noted that the addition of the midfoot strap helped keep the foot secured in place so slippage wasn’t a concern. Take on perilous descents and monster hills with equal confidence.

Runners agreed that the knitted fabric of the men’s Altra Escalante 1.5 was a major plus – it’s designed for optimal air circulation and breathability. No hot spots here!

Men's Altra Escalante 1.5 Updates

The men’s Altra Escalante 1.5 has improved upon the original Escalante model but kept its core design and beloved original features. The new model features an updated knit upper for better ventilation to avoid overheating issues. Additionally, this model has an internal midfoot strap and a sleek heel cup to keep your feet securely fastened during even your most explosive accelerations.

Size and Fit of the Men's Altra Escalante 1.5

General Size and Fit

The men’s Altra Escalante 1.5 has a 0 mm drop so you’re more connected to the ground as you run or walk. It comes in a men’s medium width and for your best fit, we recommend buying a half size up from your true foot size.


With a FootShape™ toebox, you’ll be able to enjoy full toe splay for better overall foot positioning and stability.

If safety is your priority, the engineered mesh boasts 360 degrees of reflectivity for visibility in low light conditions. The mesh fabric also features pores within the weave for better temperature regulation. Your feet will stay cool and dry even in warm conditions.


For a responsive ride, the men’s Altra Escalante 1.5 utilizes an Altra Ego™ midsole which gives a springy feel to each step whether it’s your first bound into a run or the last step you take during a marathon.

Worried about an overly-rigid shoe? InnerFLEX™ is integrated into the midsole with flexible grooves that adapts to your foot’s movements.

The Zero-Drop™ midsole has a versatile combination of soft and light cushioning. Why does zero drop matter? The main reason is because our feet are naturally "zero drop", so there’s a strong push in the running industry toward following our bodies’ natural design in the construction of running shoes. Some believe zero drop running shoes help to prevent injuries because it encourages a more healthy gait cycle.


Run more efficiently with the FootPod™ feature built into the outsole of the shoe – the treads follow the shape of your tendons and bones in your feet. This technology enables your foot to bend and flex in a natural way in conjunction with the shoe. Run like you were always meant to in a pair of Altra Escalantes!

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