Altra Escalante Racer Women's Black/Orange Meet the Altra Escalante Racer: the Escalante's quick and speedy cousin. This lightly cushioned neutral running shoe raids the road with race-day responsiveness from the Altra Ego™ midsole. Step into the static mesh upper to stay cool and comfortable as you push the pace. With availability no longer limited, you can enjoy the Altra Escalante Racer at any time! What's New? Altra Ego™ midsole is slightly firmer than the Escalante 2.5, increasing energy return. Static mesh upper increases breathability and comfort. Who's it for? Neutral runners who a light and fast road shoe for daily training, tempo runs, and race day. Altra fans who've run in the Escalante and want to try it's quicker cousin. Shoe Technology Upper: Secure and breathable upper uses a lighter heel counter for optimal turning and comfort. Midsole: Altra Ego™ midsole is slightly firmer for extra energy return and race-day responsiveness. InnerFlex™ provides grid-like grooves to allow your foot to flex while being lighter, increasing speed and improving performance. Zero Drop™ platform encourages low impact landings and proper form. FootShape™ toe box lets the toes relax and spread out naturally, while the big toe remains straight for more stability and a powerful toe-off. Outsole: Footpod™ technology maps the bones and tendons of your foot to help it bend and move naturally.