Altra Women's Escalante 1.5 Running Shoe
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The knit upper was updated with an almost identical weave, an internal midfoot strap, and a sleeker heel cup for a more secure fit as well as added breathability.
Altra Ego is a midsole compound designed for high energy return, providing high levels of durability and responsiveness.
Inner Flex is comprised of a flex grooves system that provides additional flexibility and cuts weight for increased performance.
Natural Foot Design follows the natural shape of the foot for ultimate comfort.
FootPod Outsole follows the natural construction of the human foot for maximum flexibility and a responsive ride.
Engineered Knit Mesh conforms to the foot for a sock-like wrap that is sleek and breathable.
Decoupled Heel uses minimal construction on the upper for a fast feel.
PFS Performance Last is designed for a snug, high-performance fit.
Contour Footbed uses 6mm-thick insoles for additional underfoot cushioning.
Following the success of its predecessor, the Altra Escalante 1.5 only received minor updates to the upper with the goal of improving performance and comfort. This shoe continues to be a great option for runners who prefer a sleeker shoe or runners that like to occasionally pick up the pace. To maintain its soft, yet springy ride, the Escalante 1.5 continues to use the same Altra Ego midsole found on the previous model. With a zero drop platform, the Altra Escalante 1.5 encourages more of a midfoot or forefoot strike, making it a great option for anyone attempting to transition from heel striking. Finally, this model's foot-shaped toe box allows the toes to splay creating more stability at toe-off so you can get the most out of each stride.