Escalante Racer

Summary: Zero-drop road running shoe with medium cushioning, wide, foot-shaped toebox, and moderately flexible sole.

Escalante Racer

1. Overview

The Escalante Racer by Altra is an affordable heavy duty barefoot shoe for men and women designed in the United States with good overall versatility.



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Basic Details

  • Thick: [22mm] sole for ground protection..
  • Flex: [good] bend for natural movement.
  • Width: [wide] foot-shaped toebox for splay.
  • Zero-Drop: [0mm] same height in front/back.
  • Barefoot: [feels] somewhat like barefoot.

2. Features

The Altra Escalante Racer has a wide foot-shaped toebox, thick 22mm outsole, good flexibility, and minimal tread, and is made with synthetic materials.




  • Gender: [men/women] in multiple styles.
  • Materials: [synthetic] .
  • Toebox: [foot-shaped] for natural toe splay.
  • Insole: [thin] .

3. Performance

The Altra Escalante Racer provides good breathability, is not water-resistant, has a minimal tread that can last for 300 miles, and is ideal for road running and walking in cold, warm, and hot climates.


300 miles


  • Airflow: [good] breathable/wicking.
  • Water: [not] for wet terrain.
  • Activities: [2] road running, walking.
  • Climate: [3] cold, warm, hot.

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