August 4, 2015 | Tara Caley, Operations and Service Specialist

Staff Picks

Our own Tara Caley shares why the Fli-Lyte + Magnifly is the two-punch combo for long-distance training

Most experienced runners would call you a fool for pulling out a brand new pair of running shoes for your last 21-mile training run two weeks leading up to the Boston Marathon. Call me a fool, because that’s exactly what I did with the Fli-Lytes – and, believe it or not, ran the marathon in them.There is something to be said for a running shoe that requires zero break-in time: they have to be designed to fit right from the start and that’s what Topo is all about. The anatomical shape allowed... [view more]
March 31, 2015 | Georgia Shaw, Director of Marketing

How the Halsa Stole My Heart

Staff Picks: our director of marketing, Georgia Shaw, gives 4 reasons why the Halsas are her #1

OK, I know I’m not supposed to do this, but I did: I picked a favorite.  Don’t get me wrong, there is something special about each member of our Topo product “family,” but there’s just something about that Halsa that makes me wanna smile every time I lace up those Bad Larrys.  I like them so much, in fact, that I just had to write this blog post.  PDA isn’t really my thing, but I’m putting it all out there for this one.A few disclaimers: 1.  I work for Topo (so, duh,... [view more]
Posted in: Products, Topo Life
November 13, 2014 | Georgia Shaw, Director of Marketing

Calling All #TopoAddicts!

Now Accepting Applications for 2015 Ambassadors

As a Small Brand with Big Plans we are often struck with the enormity of the challenge in front of us: how do we communicate our passion, deliver inspiration, and of course, provide awesome footwear to everyone, all the time, all at once?  Perspective is a great thing, however, and it always becomes clear to us that we simply need to deliver great shoes and a great experience to you, the Topo user, one at a time. When we stick to that plan, Topo fans always emerge.  ... [view more]
July 8, 2014 | Tony Post, Founder and CEO

Running is Hard

(but starting a company is even harder)

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Welcome to the Topo Athletic blog! As the company founder, the team thought that I should draft our inaugural post.  It’s probably important to know the first time I set out to write this, it was about five pages long, and after reading the first paragraph, my wife said, ‘My god this is boring!  Is the whole thing going to be like this?’  Always loved her candor! OK, truth is she was right.  I was being a little too careful, too detailed, and far too self-conscious.  It was boring because I... [view more]
Posted in: Topo Life


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Brad Cox Lic.Ac. is a Movement Specialist, ACU-Running Coach and Licensed Acupuncturist specializing in Orthopedic Acupuncture and Sports Medicine.  He is the co-Founder and CEO of ACU-Mobility and ACU-Running.  ACU-Mobility is an educational and mobility products company, dedicated to the development of unique sport specific corrective exercise programs and innovative product design.  Brad has treated hundreds of athletes including: Olympic and world class Runners, Triathletes, Power Lifters, Elite Crossfitters and Professional Strong Men.  He is a consultant and running mechanics expert for TOPO Athletic.  He teaches workshops and seminars on running mechanics, mobility and movement analysis around the U.S.


Dr. Sonia Pasquale D.C., Lic.Ac. is a Chiropractor, Sports Physician, Licensed Acupuncturist, Movement Specialist, Nutrition Counselor and Co-Founder of ACU-Mobility and ACU-Running systems.  She has specialties in Orthopedics, Functional Movement Analysis, Functional Medicine and Women's Health.  She incorporates advanced Chiropractic and Acupuncture manual techniques to create a unique integrative approach to treatment.  She works with both Elite and Novice athletes to help them achieve their individual physical goals.  She is the Director and co-Owner of Wakefield Wellness Center outside of Boston MA.


Chris Lehman , Lic.Ac., MAOM, Dipl. OM is a Licensed Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, Movement Specialist and ACU-Running Coach.  Chris Specializes in Orthopedic Acupuncture and functional movement analysis working with all kinds of Athletes.  He focuses on balancing the body through Acupuncture and manual therapies to enhance proper biomechanics with an emphasis in sports medicine and injury prevention.


Kaitlin graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  After graduation she worked for a short time in the Med/Neuro ICU at Moore County Regional Hospital in NC.  Kaitlin has been an avid runner for many years, having completed several road races at both the half marathon and marathon distance, before switching to trail running.  Her love for trail running came from the many long distance hiking trails she has completed, such as the Continental Divide Trail and Appalachian Trail.  She is excited to share her love for running by being part of the ACU-Mobility team!

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