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March 24, 2016 | Kristine David, Public Relations

Calling all Docs, PT's, and coaches!

Improve your running smarts from the world's top educators

We’ve never been just a shoe company. We're a team on a mission to help athletes move better naturally with smart gear and access to the latest resources on form, mechanics, and running health.  The best part about our commitment to education is that it has aligned us with leading experts in the field of running and sports medicine.  Together, we hope to empower and elevate the running community through a deeper understanding of what makes us better runners (hint: it's not just shoes). ... [view more]
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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]
October 27, 2015 |

Call for Topo Athletic Ambassador Applications

Are you ready to be a Topo Athletic Ambassador?

Well, we’ve said it before, but it’s worth saying again: our brand is not really a brand without you.  We’re happy to say that 2015 was a year in which Topo was able to shape and strengthen our identity due to the awesome Topo family that gravitates toward our simple brand message: shoes should not “fix” the way you run. We’ve watched this smart and motivated group of #topoaddicts grow before our eyes via social shout-outs, events, and the fabulous “thank you” phone calls that we receive at... [view more]
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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]
July 17, 2015 |

#FormFriday Presents "The Slouch"

It's our Final #FormFriday, people! Sit up straight and check out our last form video.

Hey Runners! "The Slouch" occurs when you bend at the hips, which causes an overstride to maintain balance. Check out the video below to see if you exhibit this classic form failure.  Don't forget to check out ACU-Running for even more info!  
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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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