The Altra Escalante is a recent addition to the successful line of running shoes produced by Altra. I have been an avid Altra fan for several years. The features that are the core of all Altra running shoes are the zero drop technology and foot shape technology with the wide toe box. These features are designed to promote toe splay and a more natural running style. I have previously reviewed the Altra Instinct here. Continue reading
I really hate changing running shoes. Once I find something I like, I usually stick with it. But when I saw advertisements for Altra running shoes, I knew I had to try them out. (Yes, advertising works!) A big part of how I was able to resurrect my running activities a few years ago was my move to a more natural running style. I did not go all the way to “barefoot” but I did adjust my form to a shorter stride and a mid- to fore- foot strike (I was a long strider with a heal strike previously). My nagging injuries went away and I have been running injury-free for over three years. The right shoe has been a big part of my recovery.