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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
December 21, 2016 |

Okay Ladies, Now Let’s Get In Formation

Laura Kline, on ultrarunning as The Great Equalizer

Leatherman's Loop, 2016
I hate to admit it, but it is rare to find an athletic event that we women are built to excel in better than men. Ultrarunning is that great equalizer – the longer the distance, the more we begin to “compete” with our male counterparts. Why is that?Some medical research suggests that women possess anatomical traits that lend better to tougher ultra-distance events. Women can suffer long and we can suffer hard. The more challenging the task at hand becomes, the deeper we dig into our well. For... [view more]
Posted in: Ambassador Stories
October 31, 2016 |

Building a Personal Brand:

@Plant_Powered_Anna's guide to staying authentic with an audience

The first thing you want to ask yourself when building a social presence is, "who am I" and "what do I represent?" No, I don’t just mean what’s your name and who are your sponsors! I mean YOU.These were the questions I frequently asked myself two years ago as I started to build my “social media presence” when I finally broke down and bought a smart phone. (Yes, two years ago I had a flip phone. That sucker was 10 bucks a month so go ahead and laugh it up!)Developing my personal brand on social... [view more]
Posted in: Ambassador Stories
October 14, 2016 | Georgia Shaw, Director of Marketing

What's Your Story?

Become a Topo Ambassador!

Several times a week we receive notes and phone calls from our customers, eager to share a positive story or anecdote about his or her experience with Topo Athletic.  Ever since our launch  in 2013, we knew these stories would become the touchstone of the brand, and that these individuals would be the substance of our mission and culture.   What began as enthusiastic customers and inspiring stories, turned into a team of 50 ambassadors that live our mission everyday, and then tell the world... [view more]
Posted in: Ambassador Stories

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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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