Despite the underfoot padding thickness, the ride quality in the Altra Escalante is almost identical to running barefoot on grass, which is an essential sensory utility that may effectively help get your forefoot strike mechanics in order.
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.