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January 16, 2017 |

New Year, New MT-2

Introducing new features, colors and sizes for one of our award-winning trail favorites

 A Bit of History:The original MT (Mountain trainer) was designed as a hybrid platform: flexible enough for the road and grippy enough for well-groomed trails. About 1 year later, we introduced the MT-2 which added a bit more cushioning and additional structural overlays to the original model. However, we learned that runners simply don't like to put limits on their shoes. Fans of the MT-2 (like elite ultrarunners Paul Giblin and Laura Kline) challenged it on the most... [view more]
Posted in: Products, MT-2, Announcements
December 30, 2016 |

An Inside Look at the Terraventure with Topo CEO and Founder, Tony Post

Inspired by the extreme demands of the Leadville Trail 100 ultra, learn what makes the new Terraventure perform like a beauty on the beastiest of trails.

The Terraventure features our classic Topo fit, roomy in the toes but snug in the waist and heel. Like the MT-2 and Runventure, it also features a fully gusseted tongue and a 3mm heel-to-toe drop. However, the Terraventure was designed as a more rugged evolution of the Runventure: it offers more protection and cushioning, we isolated the rock plate to the forefoot, and it features a more aggressive outsole with deeper lugs and a wider base platform to insure stability and durability... [view more]
Posted in: Products, Staff Picks
March 18, 2016 |

The Test:

The Hydroventure Hits the Trails of Colorado

Hi! I’m Trent Beachy: trail ultrarunner, outdoors man, overall shoe geek, founder of Elevation Tat and Topo Athletic ambassador.                Today I’m going to break down the latest addition to the Topo Athletic shoe lineup: the Hydroventure. As an ambassador, I received an early release of this shoe and have been testing them for a few weeks now. The verdict: if you train where it rains occasionally to moderately, have snow accumulation and mud, and deal with undesirable trail conditions... [view more]
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]
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BRAD COX

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

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

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 ALLEN

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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