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Shoe Review: Altra Escalante 1.5!

Altra Escalante 1.5

Introducing the Altra Escalante 1.5: weighing in at 6.9 ounces, this $130 shoe is ideal for road runners with a healthy arch. Because the upper is knitted, this shoe isn't recommend for an individual with a collapsing arch or over-pronators. 

The Ego technology in the sole provides great feedback and spring that keeps feet feeling fresh over long distances, and an added bonus - the foam continues to provide spring and not lose its integrity. The upper knit also provides added comfort for optimal toe splay. Because the shoe is lightweight and wide, it's an optimal shoe for road racing/ training. Form isn't compromised by your foot having to "fit" the shoe, but rather the shoe caters to the foot.
The rubber outsole is very grippy even in slickest conditions. This shoe was run in rain, snow and sleet on road with no issues. It's an ideal shoe for road running. 
The Ego Technology in the sole holds it's shape even after 100s of miles. The rubber seems to wear away before the foam loses it's spring. So even when the shoe has "run it's course" as a running shoe, it's still so comfy and springy. It's so comfortable your feet will welcome the Escalante after being beat up for hours, post-race. :)

This review of the Altra Escalante 1.5 was done by Katie Thompson, a sales associate at Two Rivers Treads. Katie has logged nearly 500 miles on her pair and have used them as her go-to road running shoe.

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