Altra Escalante Dark Shadow
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A Comfortable & Responsive Athletic Shoe
The Altra Escalante is a foot-healthy and responsive athletic shoe that's great for running, walking, and other active pursuits. This lightweight and durable shoe features an engineered knit upper that gives your foot more room and adds flexibility to the shoe itself. The Escalante offers a sock-like fit and incorporates a wide toe box and zero drop platform that enables natural arch support. The wide toe box of this shoe also promotes natural toe splay, which is important for active individuals and anyone interested in achieving optimal foot form and function.
A Great Transitional Shoe for Runners & Walkers
You can use the Altra Escalante for a wide variety of athletic activities, including road running, racing, walking, hiking, CrossFit, and regular gym workouts. The Escalante also makes for an excellent “transitional” shoe for those making the jump from conventional athletic shoes to more foot-healthy models. The Escalante’s 19 mm outsole provides sufficient protection for your foot but still allows your foot to function like a healthy bare foot inside the shoe. One of Altra’s most comfortable athletic shoes ever, the Escalante also looks great and can be worn in casual settings.
Works Great with Correct Toes & Other Natural Footgear
This anatomically-appropriate, foot-shaped shoe is Correct Toes compatible and Natural Footgear Certified, which means that it lives up to our high standards for what constitutes a foot-healthy shoe. The Altra Escalante also works great in combination with other helpful natural footgear, including Injinji toe socks, and Strutz foot pads or Pedag metatarsal pads. Each Altra Escalante shoe weighs about 8 oz.
To get the most out of your Altra Escalante shoes, please consider the following general sizing suggestion:
The Altra Escalante runs about a half-size small. Consider ordering a half-size larger than you normally would. For example, if you normally wear a men's US size 10 running shoe, you might want to order a men's US size 10.5 in the Altra Escalante.
Note: To create additional roominess within the shoe, you might try removing the included (optional) shoe liner/footbed.
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