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SKU: AL0A85NG-000-9D

Men's Altra Escalante Racer 2

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It’s the simplicity and FootShape fit of the Escalante but even faster. We made it leaner, meaner, lighter, and more responsive. Whether it’s starting lines, speed workouts, or fast training runs, this road shoe is all of the fast you need to bust through some PRs and win some segments. It’s got an updated engineered knit upper for a comfortable and breathable fit. It’s got Altra EGO™ midsole foam for responsiveness and direct connection to the ground, with a touch of firmness. We kept a lot of the great features of the classic Racer, including the low 22mm stack height for quick turnover and a roomy toe box and zero drop for natural movement. The Escalante Racer 2 is one of the most direct, no-BS shoes we’ve ever crafted.

Best For: road running, speedwork, walking
Heel-to-Toe Drop: 0mm
Upper: Engineered knit
Midsole: Altra EGO™
Outsole: Rubber
Weight: 8.8 oz / 249 g
Cushion: Low
Stack Height: 22mm
Support: No
FootShape: Standard


- Updated engineered knit upper for performance-focused breathability

Altra’s Secret Sauce

With a Roomy Toe Box and Zero to Low Drop, our shoes are built to keep you comfortable and keep you running.

Roomy Toe Box

All of our shoes are made with room for your toes, so they’re free to move naturally, with confidence in every foot strike.

Zero to Low Drop

Our zero to low drop shoes are built to place your foot in a natural position, with a stable and confident foundation to run on.

How’s it feel?

Ride Experience: Feel

Connected, Free, Balanced

Step up your speed and power with a close connection to the ground and a focus on performance in every stride. Speedwork, sprints, fast training run? Just send it!



What’s it got?

Responsive + comfortable cushion

Connect with the ground and stay comfortable with unique Altra EGO™ midsole foam.

Roomy toe box for natural movement

With Altra’s FootShape fit, you get plenty of room to help your toes move freely, with a secure midfoot.

A groovy midsole for flexibility

An InnerFlex™ midsole is composed of grid-like grooves designed to provide flexibility and movement.

Flexibility and natural movement underfoot

FootPod™ technology in the outsole supports your foot’s flexibility and helps the shoe move naturally with your body’s movement, so you can interact with your environment.