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From the pavement to the gym, Fli-Lyte 4 delivers lightweight versatility, making it your go-to shoe for up-tempo daily miles and your favorite workout. The sleek new upper features a recycled engineered mesh with zero overlays for lightweight security and a breathable, comfortable fit. New lace stays on the tongue keep it locked in place over the foot. The midsole gets an upgrade with ZipFoam™, delivering more response and resisting compression set over time. These lightweight road shoes features a widened 23 x 20 mm platform for an even smoother and more stable ride.

Specs

  • Best For:Road Running
  • Stack Height:23mm (heel) // 20mm (forefoot)
  • Heel to Toe Drop:3MM
  • Weight:8.3 oz (M9)
  • Cushion:
    Responsive
    Balanced
    Cushioned
  • Support:
    Neutral
    Light Stability
  • Pliability:
    Flexible
    Moderate
    Firm
The APMA (American Podiatric Medical Association) Seal of Acceptance and Seal of Approval are granted to products found to promote good foot health. To earn the seal, each product is reviewed by a group of APMA podiatrists to ensure it promotes foot health.

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.

  • Low DropLow Drop

    3MM Drop

    Our mid-level drop provides a near neutral platform for a more natural running experience.

  • Ortholite Footbed

    Ortholite Footbed

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

In The Press

Fli-Lyte 4 Press Feature

Lightweight Versatility With an Even Roomier Toe Box

"It is very comfortable and has excellent stability, making it very suitable for cross training. It is also very good looking, making it an ideal choice for those days when you go to the gym with just the shoes you’re wearing out the door."

Review Snapshot

3.7

Rated 3.74 out of 5 stars
19 ReviewsWrite a Review
68%
of respondents would recommend this to a friend

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Questionable Changes

I have been eagerly awaiting the release of the Fli-Lyte 4 after owning two pairs of the Fli-Lyte 3 and running a combined 500+ miles in them. Similar to my other Topos, the Fli-Lyte 4 run a half size small, so I wear 9.5 instead of size 9. I really like the redesigned upper and better lacing stru...

Versus

Most Liked Negative Review

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

This is a stiff support shoe

Out of the box, this version may share the same name as previous versions, but unfortunately it is categorically not a Fli-Lyte based on previous versions. The website may claim identical specs to previous versions like the 3mm drop, neutral, and balanced but make no mistake this is a significantly ...

Reviewed by 19 customers

The Best Running Shoes

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By Tony

From Tipp City, Ohio

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fli-Lyte 4

Use them for running and walking, love the low heel height and overall feel. The wide toe box prevents foot cramps.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Light shoe with great stability

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By Tom

From Pittsburgh

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fli-Lyte 4

Great breathability and comfort, and the shoe is light.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Reviewing Should Always be This Easy

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By Keigan

From Indianapolis

Simple winner by Topo. You could sink your money into style, gimmicks, and luxury. OR Pick up your first pair, commit to improving your own lower leg health, and then once again pay below the industry standard for a lightweight trainer. Trendy logo? Nope Carbon Plate? No Energy Return? It's not a credit card, don't expect 4% watts back One day the heel counter was rubbing wrong, and that just didn't seem like Topo's problem. So I ripped that sucker out (no tools required), and my heel pain went away. That's it. The end. This shoe will not win you any beauty contests. It cannot, as the name would suggest, fly. But it is light, and 1/2 ain't bad. The toe box is pretty wide, and so is your foot. You're sole mates. This shoe is for The People. Do you have: Shin splints, bursitis, tendinopathy, Morton's neuroma, Haglund's, plantar fasciitis, four toes, webbed feet, or a gluten intolerance? Awesome! See a doctor; buy this shoe. The Toyota Corolla of the running industry. The world's most okay shoe. The Topo Fli-Lite 4

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Great toe box and comfortable

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By Mike

From Portland

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fli-Lyte 4

I walk 30-40 miles a week and they are so comfortable

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Good fit

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By Mark

From Broomfield, CO

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fli-Lyte 4

Good fit

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Great new version of Fli-Lyte

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By Bruce

From Boston, MA

Great new version of Fli-Lyte

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Got it Right

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By Pete

From Washington, DC

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fli-Lyte 4

The uppers are snug and feel secure. So many road shoes nowadays feel like one hard stop will send your foot right through the uppers - not these. The 3mm drop is just right for people like me who have Morton's neuroma. The platform has good stiffness and cushion balance. Don't change anything!!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rooney toe box

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By Linda

From Portland, OR

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fli-Lyte 4

I love my flilite and magnifly shoes!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Just right

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By Adam

From Pasadena, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fli-Lyte 4

I wear the Fli-lytes for my quicker road running sessions. I find they offer enough cushion without the weight to help me push the pace.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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The only shoes that don't leave my feet sore

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By Robert

From Virginia

I work a job where I'm on my feet moving all day. For years I would experience soreness in my metatarsals. The wide toe box is a lifesaver. This is my fourth pair of Topo shoes and they're just as lightweight and comfortable as the others. Of course they work great when I run too, but protection from the foot pain during work is the best. Also appreciate that they have neutral color options so I can wear them with nicer clothes.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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