What We Believe

Every athlete understands that better does not just happen. You have to make it happen. And you make it happen through a series of choices that make you better today than you were yesterday. And then doing it again tomorrow.

Everyday, Topo Athletic chooses to rise above the industry's gimmicks and trends, encouraging a better running and fitness experience through instinctive and natural movement. It is this philosophy that serves as the foundation of Topo Athletic. A brand created for and by athletes, with a mission to develop footwear that honors the shape and biomechanics of the human foot.

Our product is crafted with over 30 years of shoemaking and competitive running experience. It’s thoroughly tested by runners and athletes to ensure quality, comfort, performance, and the execution of our 3 key design ingredients: A roomy toe box, a neutral low-drop platform, and a seamless light weight construction.

Topo approaches running and fitness in a fresh and thoughtful way. We’re not minimal, we’re not maximal, we’re not motion control, we’re Topo Athletic, a recognized leader in natural running and fitness. Our choice to encourage natural movement exists not only in our footwear, but in our commitment to promote movement education for runners, athletes, and medical professionals around the world.

Please visit Our Fit Page to learn more about Topo’s key features and benefits. And visit the ACU-Running portion of our website for more information on natural movement education.

Topo Athletic: Move Better. Naturally

Thanks for checking out ACU-Running, brought to you by Topo Athletic.

Before you start this program, please note the following things: 

Thanks for taking the time to read this and we hope you enjoy the ACU-Running Program!

Team ACU-Running

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!

Join Us!

Subscribe now to be the first to know about Topo product launches, promotions, and events. Your information stays private and we don't SPAM. Ever.