Discover our lightest and fastest shoe ever. The new upper features an airy mesh for excellent breathability, with a fit so light and secure it disappears around the foot as you move. The new full Pebax Powered® performance midsole delivers a highly responsive, seriously lightweight, and energetic ride. The rocker design aids in a fast transition, while the lightweight die cut rubber outsole offers weight relief with optimal traction and durability.
- Best For:Road Running
- Stack Height:28mm (heel) // 23mm (forefoot)
- Heel to Toe Drop: 5MM
- Weight:6.9 OZ (M9)
Why We Love It
Comfortable insoles with long-term resilience and anti-microbial properties.
World Leading High Tech Polymers
Delivering lightweight high performance and superior energy return.
Keeping sustainability in mind to help keep waste out of landfills.
Roomy Toe Box
Anatomical toe box allows toes to spread naturally and comfortably.
In The Press
It’s One Of the Lightest Shoes Out There.
"Underfoot, the shoe shines with the Pebax-powered midsole. It’s the perfect balance of comfort mixed with a responsive road feel. I love a good road feel shoe, and this one delivers perfectly."
Reviewed by 4 customers
Light and Cushioned
Comments about Cyclone 2
This version was what I was hoping for in the first version of the Cyclone (I think there's been two?). It's definitely a fast shoe that also has a decent amount of cushioning and road feel. For speed workouts and runs that don't go longer than 90 minutes or so, these are great shoes.
Phenomenal and different
Wintry conditions have relegated my first runs in the Cyclone 2 to the treadmill, but they have made that boring slog a real treat for me. This shoe is exciting. First up: the Cyclone 2 is so incredibly different than the first version. The original Cyclone was good (I liked it enough to buy it twice), but it felt like Topo's attempt to create a trendy plated shoe with old tech it had lying around in the parts bin. It was snappy and fun to run in, but the upper was challenging to get a good heel lockdown in, and the midsole left me feeling beat up after longer runs. The Cyclone 2 is something else entirely. Ultralight, extremely flexible, and wonderfully springy underfoot, this product is everything I want from a running shoe in 2023: a product that employs cutting edge technology that doesn't come at the expense of feeling connected to the act of running. I haven't enjoyed a shoe this much since I first put on a pair of Escalante 1.5s. My only gripes are that it's about a half size too long, and that the scant rubber limits the versatility of the shoe somewhat. But I'll be logging many, many road miles in these shoes once the temperatures rise.
Kudos and Accolades, TOPO
Thanks, TOPO! This is the shoe I've been waiting for - for around ~20 yrs. Been running for quite a while; did work running retail back in the day, so I saw and sold lots of emerging tech over the decades. The Cyclone 2 is my first TOPO road shoe; after my great experience w/ the Mtn. Racer 2, I thought I'd give your road shoes a shot. Bottom line: The fit is perfect for my foot - slightly wide forefoot, tapered mid foot and heel. But the midsole was a pleasant surprise - Pebax, yes; but, not sloppy soft/squishy - but, not too firm, either. I'm not the heaviest guy at +/- 130, but this midsole should be perfect for a wide range of weights; sculpted w/ an excellent heel bevel, I'm thrilled. I said to my wife after the first five miler, "…finally a shoe I don't have to return or exchange." Oh, and by the way, my size 9 comes in at 6.6 oz - according to our digital food scale. Nicely done, TOPO!
Light, Long and Narrow
I have been running in Topos for 4 years, maybe 5 now. Magnifly and Ultrafly are my go-to shoes, have 4 of each. And a pair of Mtn Racers, two Ultraventures, ST2, and Revive. Love the fit, the feel, the comfort all around. Unfortunately this fit and feel does not come through in the new Cyclone. The shoe is too narrow and too long. Its for sure light and the cushion feels great. But the squished midfoot and long, narrow toe box doesn't work for me. I'll stick with Ultrafly for quick runs. If you don't have to worry about truly wide feet, give it a shot.