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Upgrade your run with Cyclone, our lightweight, fast and nimble trainer. The EVA midsole features a ZipFoam™ core for a snappy, responsive ride. The 28 x 23 mm stack height provides an optimal level of cushioning on a neutral platform. Strategically placed rubber on the outsole enhances traction and durability. The ultra-light, seamless engineered mesh upper delivers a breathable and secure fit. These men's road running shoes are great for 5Ks, 10Ks and half marathons.

Specs

  • Best For:Road Running
  • Stack Height:28mm (heel) // 23mm (forefoot)
  • Heel to Toe Drop: 5MM
  • Weight:(7.9 oz (M9)
  • Cushion:
    Responsive
    Balanced
    Cushioned
  • Support:
    Neutral
    Light Stability
  • Pliability:
    Flexible
    Moderate
    Firm

Why We Love It

  • Zip Foam

    More Cushioning and Resilience

    Proprietary midsole compound which is springier than EVA and offers more rebound over the life of the shoe.

  • Lightweight Breathable MaterialsLightweight Breathable Materials

    Lightweight Breathable Materials

    For a '2nd Skin' fit and feel.

  • Ortholite Footbed

    Ortholite Footbed

    Comfortable, anti-compression footbed with anti-microbial properties.

Review Snapshot

4.3

Rated 4.27 out of 5 stars
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80%
of respondents would recommend this to a friend

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

My new favorite Topo

Before the Cyclone, I have been running in Phantoms (which I adore), Magnifly3s, and Terraventure 2s for the trail runs. I always chose the Phantoms for easy miles or tempo runs, and the Magnifly3s for speed and track workouts. Now the Cyclone has kinda messed up my whole system by being so versat...

Versus

Most Liked Negative Review

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Almost, maybe, I dunno.

So much to love about these shoes! However, with love, there's also hate. The goods: The upper is right on, well mostly. I purchased half size down as other reviewers recommended and it was the right call. The fit is great, upper is thin and lightweight and once laced down its hard to beat for the p...

Reviewed by 11 customers

I definitely recomend this shoe

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Submitted

By Mauricio

From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Verified Buyer

Comments about Cyclone

The shoe is really comfortable, nimble, soft, responsive. The only thing I noticed is that I have narrow feet, and maybe because the toe box is really ample, it makes the shoe feel like it is half size too big. But this is not a big problem and does not interfere with the performance of the shoe.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Great fit and comfort. Can't wait for spring and longer runs

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Submitted

By Edward

From Columbus, Ohio

Verified Buyer

Comments about Cyclone

I added these Cyclones because I liked my Ultrafly and Trailventure models so much. I needed something for faster runs on smoother roads -- and these work fabulously!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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A light, fast, and comfy shoe for all my road running

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Submitted

By Charlie

From San Diego, CA

I run 40-60 miles per week, split between road and trail. I have 75 miles on the Cyclone so far, mainly 2-10 mile runs including easy, workout, and longer runs. I'd consider buying these shoes again. Being used to firm stiff trail shoes, I found the Cyclones to be comfy and cushioned enough for longer runs. I got hot spots on my Achilles but folding my socks around my ankles fixed this. Only question I have is upper durability with only 75 miles, but the shoes look fine so far.

A light, fast, and comfy shoe for all my road running
A light, fast, and comfy shoe for all my road running

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Great long run/tempo shoe

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Submitted

By David

From Boston

This is a great long run and tempo shoe! Comfortable for all surfaces and all weather; light without being too flimsy and aggressive without feeling uncomfortable at any pace. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a shoe to do mid pace or up-tempo miles, but really versatile across the board! I've taken to wearing mine about twice a week for long runs and longer tempos/progression runs. It's great because I can warm up in them at easy pace but what they're really great for is when I really get rolling more in the threshold/tempo/marathon pace range they feel like they're in a sweet spot for that kind of effort. If you're looking to get bang for your buck on a secondary trainer, this is a great shoe because even though it's great for mid-pace work, you could also definitely use it as a true flat or as an easy run shoe in a pinch.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Great addition to the Topo Lineup!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Submitted

By Drew

From Boston

I was introduced to this shoe as a shoe that is economical enough to be used daily, but with the responsiveness for more uptempo days and efforts. Compared to the UltraFly3, which I wear often, the Cyclone feels fast and stripped down for those harder efforts. The upper is feather-light and truly hugs the foot and the external heel padding is supportive and non-intrusive in the upper. This shoe easily picked up the pace on roads and dirt and responded well on hills. Bravo!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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My new favorite Topo

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Submitted

By Steven

From Cayucos, CA

Before the Cyclone, I have been running in Phantoms (which I adore), Magnifly3s, and Terraventure 2s for the trail runs. I always chose the Phantoms for easy miles or tempo runs, and the Magnifly3s for speed and track workouts. Now the Cyclone has kinda messed up my whole system by being so versatile! When I first put them on, I was struck by how comfortable and lightweight they felt. They felt close to the Phantoms, but lighter, close to the Magnifly3s, but more substantial. The upper is very light and breathable. My only initial concern was that the toe box felt more cramped than my Phantoms. After an easy run in the rain, a tempo run the next day on wet pavement with storm detritus, and then a sprint workout on the track yesterday, I am in love with the Cyclone. The toe box has not been a problem and that is usually my first requirement of a good shoe, so no model gets a pass. The Cyclone feels soft but also responsive, and quick. I feel connected to the ground without feeling like I'm landing heavily. I prefer a size 14 wide in other brand shoes, wear a 13 in the Phantoms, and a 13 here in the Cyclone fits great. An all-around great trainer that might cause some resentments in the shoe closet.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Good light weight shoe, really enjoy

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Submitted

By Brett

From Sloatsburg, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Cyclone

I really enjoy this shoe so far. Light weight, comfortable, and looks good. My only issues (2) so far is that the top on the tongue is short. It just about makes it past the laces and I fell that if I yank down on then or do the runners knot it might cause some pain/irritation. Would be nice if they tongue was a little higher and not wavy. The other (and more personal) is that they don't have a 12.5 yet. The 13 was way to big, which is weird because I have other Topos in 13 that are fine. The 12 (which I have now) is good enough for the treadmill. I'm curious to see how it is on roads and running downhill and if I'll run up against the front. Overall, I like the shoe and can't wait for the weather to get better to get some quicker road runs in.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Submitted

By Jason

From Charleston SC

So far this shoe feels amazing! I haven't had the issue of heel burn at all, fits very snug for me. I normally run in Altra but their road running shoes just didn't feet right compared to their trail shoes. I do get some burn on the ball of my feet, farthest distance so far I've put on them is 5 miles but I plan on pushing that. Excited about this brand!!!

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Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Almost, maybe, I dunno.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Submitted

By Geoff

From Palm Harbor, Fl

So much to love about these shoes! However, with love, there's also hate. The goods: The upper is right on, well mostly. I purchased half size down as other reviewers recommended and it was the right call. The fit is great, upper is thin and lightweight and once laced down its hard to beat for the price point. Obviously, the highlight is the toe box and I found it to be perfect for my foot, not too big nor too small and I have a slightly wide foot that usually lives in an Altra, unless Topo does something intriguing like the Ultraventure (which is phenomenal). The midsole had a lot more pop than I anticipated which is a good thing. I find myself cruising in this shoe, faster than I usually go and I don't find it to be overly firm as I had read in researching. Honestly, I absolutely love the the ride of this shoe. Having the thicker rubber on the outsole is another highlight of this shoe which I hope will lead to longer life (if I can get there). I used it on road to trails and had no issues whatsoever transitioning from either and felt very confident in their ability to handle the terrain. The hate: oh man oh man that heel! Ugh, my bleeding achilles are begging for the beat down to end! I've put 15-20 miles on so far and no matter how tight I lace them, I just can't seem to get the slight slippage to go away. Both heels are just absolutely raw. After the initial run, I managed my new wounds and took a day or two off and then tried again, same thing. Then tried thicker socks and bandages, same result... uggghhhhh Overall: Love the shoe, love what it can do, love the feel, the speed, love the look even. But HATE the heel. I'm not giving up on them just yet which really is a testament to how much I love them! I'm just hoping on all hope that some magical fairy comes along and sprinkles some heel healing powers on the backs of both of my feet and finds a way to get that heel right!

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Hmmm....heel problem

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Submitted

By Paul

From Concord,CA

There is so much about this shoe to love, except the heel. I sized down by half a size and the fit was great, like a glove. However, as I tried to break them in, just walking in them led to heel pain immediately. I ran in them a couple times and just can't seem to love them. I do have a history of plantar fascitis but I've never had this happen with several pairs of Brooks and Altras that I've owned. Strange that it was so immediate. I love the wide toe box and low drop, the cushion seemed great but the heel cup is the potential deal breaker. I think I will ry a different Topo shoe to see if it works better for me.

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend

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