Men's | Trail
Hydroventure is the lightest waterproof trail shoe on the market today. A single-layer eVent® waterproof membrane combines with a breathable upper mesh and lining for a lightweight, supple feel not often found in waterproof shoes. The EVA midsole and full-length flexible rock plate protect against stone bruising, while delivering a smooth, responsive ride. A full-length lug rubber outsole combines multidirectional traction with mud/snow release design features.
Why We Love It
Roomy Toe Box
Anatomical toe box allows toes to spread naturally and comfortably.
Breathable and Waterproof
eVent™ DVdryLT one-piece upper provides total waterproof protection while remaining light and breathable.
Rock Protection Plate
Flexible ESS rock plate protects against stone bruising caused by sharp rocks and roots.
High Traction Outsole
Combines multidirectional traction, heel braking lugs, and mud/snow release design features.
Ratings & Reviews
Average Customer Ratings
Perfect for wet trail runs, rainy hikes, and kayaking.
As an ambassador for Topo I really made it a point to put the Hydroventures to the test. My very first run I made sure to run through a small creek a few times and was so surprised my feet stayed dry. Obviously if a creek or river is high enough to go over the top of the shoe then you'll get water inside but even then they drain well. Now if you're speeding through shallow water or wet grass there is a very slim chance you'll get water inside or wet socks. I even purposely stood in a shallow creek for a few minutes and yet my feet still stayed dry. Now besides keeping your feet dry these shoes are very comfortable with a snug fit and have a very nice ride. I not only wear mine for rainy day trail runs but to also kayak in. Also they have very nice tread for muddy hills. Overall a great shoe for trail runs, kayaking, and hiking.
Your wet/ snow weather friend for your feet
Your snow/wet weather trail shoe! A waterproof shoe that’s not gortex. Comfortable yet sturdy. if you want to put it through its paces and hit the muddy/wet/snowy trails can handle it all! The roomie toe box is perfect for my toes to display and rock plate keeps my feet safe. Only down side is when weather not very cold, feet could get warm. Would also like to see better colors.
I am a Topo Athletic ambassador.
Perfect shoe for rainy days and muddy runs
When these shoes showed up on my door step I couldn't wait to put them to the test. I did a snowshoe 5K in these and stayed dry. Also dumped a gallon of water over them to see if the water would eventually absorb. No luck there. In essence, these shoes are awesome for raining days, muddy runs, and everything in between. Super comfortable and like other Topo shoes the wide toe box makes for a great fit. I am a Topo Ambassador, but my review is 100% honest...these shoes rock!
Best Waterproof Shoe!
I have ran in pouring rain, through river crossings and I even stood in a river to get some pictures. They really are waterproof! I absolutely love this shoe. Such a great shoe to have for the trails during this wet spring. They even do well on the road for shorter distances (3-8 Miles) where most trail shoes don’t feel comfortable on pavement. The fit is great and it doesn’t feel heavy during long trail runs.
My new favorite trail shoe
I've gone through a lot of waterproof trail running and hiking shoes, these are my new favorite. Super roomy toe box, awesome water proofing, very light and natural feel.
Inconsistent Quality & Fit.
by Craig Hillman
I've purchased four pairs of this shoe. The first one - perfection. The other three - suck. The manufacturing is not consistent and the shoe varies. Poor craftsmanship. While they all look the same - the fit is entirely different on all of them.
*Topo note: We're so sorry to hear this, Craig, this is not something we've heard before. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll gladly look into this issue further!*
Perfect Lightweight Backpacking Shoe
You know you love a pair of shoes when you strike up conversations with strangers starting with how much you love your new Topo shoes. I haven't ran a mile in these but I have backpacked 100+ miles in them. No blisters or hot spots. The waterproofness holds up against river hopping, snow, mud, and morning dew in the mountains.
The only small suggestion I have is to make the rubber a little more sticky, like a rock climbing approach shoe. I found myself slipping a little more than usual on rocks.
There’s a lot to like about this shoe. The water proofing is decent, the large toe box and rock plate make for a comfortable fit. But the shoe wore out very fast. I bought these shoes in May for trail runs in the coast mountains of Alaska. By July the tread began to peel and tear off. I was very disappointed to watch my shoes disintegrate with every run because they are one of the most comfortable trail shoes I’ve had. Not sure if a got a defective pair but I wish they held up longer.