Designed for both high speed and high fashion, the original Escalante boasted a featherweight package with plenty of cushion. The same is true for the Escalante 1.5, but Altra made some smart changes for the new edition. The men's Escalante 1.5 has a redesigned knit upper with 360-degree reflectivity and increased breathability, and designers gave it a sleek new heel cup to keep you locked in. But the shoe inherited the same zero-drop midsole, cushy Ego foam and FootShape toe box that primed the original for performance. Even better, while Altra beefed up the Escalante’s features, it shaved a few ounces from the overall weight so you can perform your best.