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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]
October 9, 2014 |

The Road to Mount Tremblant

One Athlete's Journey to the World Stage

As the world-famous Ironman World Championships in Kona approaches, athletes and non-athletes are drawn to the sport of triathlon as an illustration of strength, endurance, and mental fortitude. After a competitive hockey career, Topo Ambassador Mike Espejo became a triathlete and had the unique experience of competing in Ironman World Championships 70.3.  His first-hand account teaches us that it's never too late to become a world-class athlete!  My entire life had been devoted to... [view more]
Posted in: Ambassador Stories
October 2, 2014 | Georgia Shaw, Director of Marketing

Up close and personal with the RUNDURO

Tony answers your questions about Topo's latest distance trainer

1. What kind of workouts are the Runduros intended for?  As the name indicates, the Runduro is a road running shoe designed for longer distance training runs.  The Runduro was created as a complementary running platform to the more minimal ST (Speed Trainer). Despite its use as a distance trainer, the Runduro still feels light and fast.  And, it features a Boa® closure system, making it a great solution for triathletes looking for a fast transition.We have been... [view more]
Posted in: Products
August 27, 2014 | Georgia Shaw, Director of Marketing

À Votre Santé!

(To Your Health!)

Topo Athletic Santé
When we started Topo Athletic, we wanted to address running and fitness in a more holistic spirit.  We were interested in the ways that fitness training and running could work in tandem to make athletes better, stronger, and faster.   You know that old saying, the whole being greater than the sum of it’s parts.Many of us think that in order to get better at our sport, let's say running, we just need to run more. While that’s true to a some extent, it can also lead to burnout and/or... [view more]
Posted in: Products, Training
July 23, 2014 |

Prep for the Zombie Apocalypse (and other reasons to run an ultra relay)

If you were to ask most people to run 200 miles over a 24 hour period while spending long periods of time in a van filled with sweaty teammates, the answer would most likely be, "you're kidding, right?"  But ask Topo ambassador Kimberly Hunt, and she'd say, "Where can I sign up?!"  Kimberly is part of a growing number of runners who thrive off of the teamwork and preparation neccessary to complete an ultra relay: a specialized, ultra-distance race comprised of 12 teammates (6 if you're... [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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