In just about any environment, the Altra Escalante is a flexible road shoe that works well. The Escalante can do it all pretty much from track workouts to road marathons! Altra, Utah’s leading running shoe brand, launched the Escalante as a nod to the natural beauty of home state. The area is not unfortunately very scenic and welcomes cyclists, hikers and backpackers alike. The Escalante is Altra’s game-changer. It offers minimal drop and big, spacious toe box signature of the brand, but is less simplistic than versions such as the original Instinct, making it more appealing to runners. To runners who want a little more cushioning with a nice flat-knit top and bouncy midsole, it’s a very light trainer.