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Altra Escalante Men's or Women's Running Shoes

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JackRabbit has Altra Escalante Men's or Women's Running Shoes on sale for $59.98. Shipping is free. Thanks TattyBear

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    • Surface: Road, Gyms, Flats
    • Category: Neutral Cushioned - Intended for runners who have a higher, more stable arch that does not pronate excessively(roll inwards) or may even supinate(roll outwards). Neutral Cushioned shoes offer very little or no structure or pronation support and are generally more flexible than stability shoes. Runners who require a neutral shoe tend to notice more excessive wear on the lateral(outside) side of the soles of their running shoes. Neutral shoes can vary from lightweight and minimal cushioning to maximum levels of cushioning depending on the needs and preferences of the runner. Runners with high/stable arches tend to notice pain on the outside(lateral side) of their shins and knees and may also battle plantar fasciitis if not wearing a neutral cushioned shoe.
  • Benefits Include:
    • New compound foam midsole
    • Metatarsal mapping
    • Performance last for fast training and racing
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For the runners out there. Can running in these shoes with a low arch lead to twisting of the knee and possible meniscus problems? I usually run in minimus. Took my first run in these and I've been out for 5 weeks now. Knee doesn't feel stable.

I haven't ran in traditional shoes in over 6 years. Really perplexed as to what could have caused my injury other than a change in shoes
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Sadly, no size 14...
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For the runners out there. Can running in these shoes with a low arch lead to twisting of the knee and possible meniscus problems? I usually run in minimus. Took my first run in these and I've been out for 5 weeks now. Knee doesn't feel stable.

I haven't ran in traditional shoes in over 6 years. Really perplexed as to what could have caused my injury other than a change in shoes
It's possible. These are minimal neutral shoes with not so much arch support.
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Bought these in the last Massdrop deal and really like them. This is my third pair of Altras but my first Escalante - my previous 2 have been Torins. Overall they feel lighter on the upper but plenty cushioned down below. My only complaint with the Torins was the upper would develop holes in fairly short order. Hope these are improved.

For the poster above, it's anecdotal but I switched from the Minimus to Altras because I was getting knee pain and thought a bit more cushion would help but wanted to stay zero drop. Since switching I've has no issues.
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Bought these because I heard their midsole cushioning was like Boost (better energy return than EVA foam) but the wide toe-box looked too "earth shoe" for my liking so I sent back. If your toes splay widely these could be great, if not they look like hippie-dude [magnettheater.com] shoes.
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I work on a treadmill desk and bought my first pair of these last June, have over 2,000 miles on them and they are still holding up reasonably well (which I suppose isn't too surprising, walking on a treadmill puts way less wear on a shoe compared to more intense activities like outdoor running). They are my favorite shoes at the moment, lightweight, neutral, decent padding (which is part of the reason I got them, they eliminated foot fatigue that I used to get doing 15-20 mile days), the fabric uppers feel great, breath well, overall highly recommended if you are looking for a zero drop shoe.
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Got my first pair of Altra shoes from ultra marathon runner Zach Bitter and wow, these things are incredible. I don't understand running shoes or what passes as one, nor why these are so expensive, but what I do know is these make running easier for me.
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bought a pair based on all the feedback I have read. Hopefully I'll like them as well. Thanks OP
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Escalante - Not a fan. Get a Torin
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A word of caution for those who usually run in traditional running shoes, these are zero drop. That means that you'll want to ease into running with them to reduce risk of injury.

That being said, this is the best all round running shoe for most people, according to https://fellrnr.com/wiki/Shoes . Doesn't mean it'll work for everyone, but it's got a lot going for it. Fellrnr does some pretty thorough analysis on what makes for a good running shoe, so I'm getting a pair based on their recommendation.
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Escalante - Not a fan. Get a Torin
Might help others if you explained why, what type of shoe you prefer to run in, running surface, distance, injuries or pain that may influence your opinion, etc.

I've run in the escalate since they came out and have never had a shoe I liked better. I already had years of running in minimal, zero drops, but these took comfort to a new level without sacrificing weight or performance. They say wear really well, unlike some other lightweight Altra road shoes that barely get a couple hundred miles. I retired my oldest escalates with about 450 miles and the soles still look great.

Unfortunately, between the time I loaded the link and when I added size 10 to my cart, they were gone. Fantastic deal if you got in on it.
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FWIW, running is the worst.
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Sadly, no size 14...
Why is that always the case Frown
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