Altra Escalante Review for Forefoot Running

Altra Escalante Review for Forefoot Running

Based on my preference, the Altra Escalante are definitely not made for extreme trails, rather they are sufficient enough for light, soft, more evenly-leveled trails.

Because I feel too disconnected sensorally from the ground, I would avoid uneven, technical terrain and reserve the Escalantes for running on the roads and flatter, easy trails.

Bretta Riches

Bretta Riches

"I believe the forefoot strike is the engine of endurance running..."

BSc Neurobiology; MSc Biomechanics candidate, ultra minimalist runner & founder of RunForefoot. I was a heel striker, always injured. I was inspired by the great Tirunesh Dibaba to try forefoot running. Now, I'm injury free. This is why I launched Run Forefoot, to advocate the health & performance benefits of forefoot running and to raise awareness on the dangers of heel striking, because the world needs to know.
Bretta Riches