Stay Light and Fast.

As the newest offering in the lineup of Altra's shoes, the Men's Escalante Running Shoe makes its case as a daily driver with its new, energetic midsole and Altra's dependable silhouette. To ensure your toes and foot have room to move and splay, the Escalante is fashioned with Altra's iconic and famed FootShape toe box, and the Zero Drop Platform, which encourages a more organic, comfortable stride and prevents unnecessary stress on your muscles and joints. Additionally, the Escalante touts an engineered mesh upper that promotes a snug, sock-like fit, allowing you to focus on the miles rather than the hot spots your toes are amassing. More importantly, though, the Escalante is equipped with the ultra-responsive Altra Ego midsole, which offers an energetic, swift, and plush ride for fast turnovers during tempo sessions, endurance training, and races alike.

  • A running shoe built for quick turnovers and fast runs
  • Breathable mesh upper prevents hot spots
  • FootShape promotes the splay and natural movement of toes
  • Decoupled heel bolsters smooth and fast transitions
  • Altra Ego midsole is springy and attenuates shock
  • FootPod outsole maintains dexterity and quick toe-offs
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Loving these!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Size Bought: 11

So light and plush! It's the closest thing to barefoot I have ever worn. These are so much fun to run in.:)

My favorite road running shoe!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 10.5

The Escalante is my favorite road running shoe. The cushioning is perfect! Just enough to protect your foot, but you still can feel the road. I ran over 800 miles in my first pair, including multiple marathons. I can still wear them to kick it around the house. I'm over 500 miles into my second pair and I suspect they'll be fine for over 800.

Light and breezy

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 11

Initial thoughts on first try on, woah this is incredibly light and provides major rebound. I usually wear light trail shoes on roads so this is my first dedicated road shoe, but it seems like it would handle very mellow nontechnical trails just the same as any road shoe. The fit was a little odd at first, the contour of the shoe is much narrower than any other altra shoe I have worn, which i am quite happy with. The mesh up seems to breath well, but above 90 degrees might be a little sweaty(what shoe isn’t). I went with my normal shoe size of 11 but have a relatively narrow foot. Fee free to reach out if you have any questions.

Damn good shoe

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 13

Cushion is amazing for such a light and low profile shoe

Thanks for the review, Blake. It really helps our community.

Finally!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 12

I've been searching for a shoe like this for years! This shoe has enough cushion to feel super comfortable but also is super bouncy/responsive. I havn't run much recently and as soon as got these shoes I went running 2 days in a row and wanted to go for a third! Thanks Altra for reinvigorating my love of running!

Shoe runs slightly small, best to get a half size larger than your street show size. I'm 11.5 and got a 12.