Altra Escalante Review for Forefoot Running

Altra Escalante Review for Forefoot Running

The Escalante’s virtually have no strength-robbing supportive structures, such as arch support, medial posts or heel counters. Therefore, intrinsic muscle and soft tissue engagement activation in the feet aren’t offline in the Escalante’s like they so typically are in most traditional stability running shoes.

Conceived as a road running shoe that encourages forefoot strike running, the Altra Escalantes are also ideal for less extreme trails and offers full protection from sharp rocks, roots and other debris.

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