Altra Escalante Racer (M)
Lighter, faster, and more responsive than the original Escalante, the Escalante Racer is supercharged for peak performance on race day.
In order to create an even springier ride, the shoe now features a firmer EGO midsole that is stripped down to offer a low to the ground design. Paired with an Inner Flex system and zero drop platform, the shoe delivers a natural running experience with enhanced flexibility. To further reduce weight, the shoe receives a thinner, race-oriented upper. The snugger design helps create optimal midfoot lockdown at faster paces while a wider mesh improves overall breathability. Finished off with a stickier blown rubber outsole, the Escalante has all the essentials when you decide to go fast.
|Weight (g)||193 grams|
|Drop (mm)||0 mm|
|Stack Height (mm)||22 mm heel and toe|
|Upper Material||Engineered Static Mesh|
|Midsole||Race-tuned Altra EGO™ with InnerFlex™|
|Lug Depth||0 mm|
|Size Recommendation||Fits 1/2 size small|
|The Bottom Line||
Speed, all of it
A tool to work on mechanics, efficiency and foot strength
" This shoe is for those used to zero drop looking for a racing shoe for long distances. Some may be able to use this as a slightly cushioned lightweight trainer, but most should use this as a racing shoe that can handle a variety of distances from 5k to marathon. I hope Altra revamps their current racing shoe line and includes a ultra lightweight shoe with EGO instead of the Vanish (which I returned to them being bone crushing firm and having sub par durability). For the moment, this is a great racer that will fill the racing needs of those looking for a long distance zero drop racer." Doctors of Running