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Hydroventure 2 is an exciting update to the award-winning original. It features our proprietary single-layer eVent® breathable/waterproof upper, a fully gusseted tongue, forefoot rock plate, 2-density injected EVA midsole, and new Vibram® Megagrip outsole. A 3mm drop, 25mm x 22mm platform means the Hydroventure 2 allows for natural movement while still offering the protection you need on wet, technical trails. The 2-density injected EVA midsole is softer near the foot but more responsive on the bottom. A new Vibram® Megagrip outsole features deeper, more generously spaced lugs for ”toothier” traction in wet, muddy conditions. These water-resistant trail running shoes now have a gaiter attachment for the Topo gaiter (sold separately) and 2 lace colors for multiple looks.


  • Best For:Trail Running
  • Stack Height:25mm (heel) // 22mm (forefoot)
  • Heel to Toe Drop:3MM
  • Weight:10.2 oz (M9)
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Why We Love It

  • Roomy Toe BoxRoomy Toe Box

    Roomy Toe Box

    Anatomical toe box allows toes to spread naturally and comfortably.

  • Breathable and Waterproof

    Breathable and Waterproof

    eVent™ DVdryLT one-piece upper provides total waterproof protection while remaining light and breathable.

  • Rock Protection PlateRock Protection Plate

    Rock Protection Plate

    Flexible ESS rock plate protects against stone bruising caused by sharp rocks and roots.

  • Low DropLow Drop

    3MM Drop

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

  • Vibram Outsole

    Vibram Outsole

    Unparalleled grip and traction and durability from the leaders in technical outsoles.

  • Ortholite Footbed

    Ortholite Footbed

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

Ratings & Reviews

Average Customer Ratings


Exceeded my expectations.


I've had these shoes for nearly two years. I don't run in them, they are my everyday shoes. They are the most comfortable and versatile shoes I own. I specifically bought them for the fit and being waterproof, since I wear them in slushy, rainy areas in Alaska. They have great grip. I highly recommend them.

Comfortable, long-lasting, and loads of grip


I love these shoes. Just hit 400 miles and I'm sold on Topo shoes. I accidently bought WP shoes, and they did really well in minor water (light rain, shallow puddles). What really surprised me was how unexpectedly well they drained. I did a long run with waist high water crossings. At first I thought "great, now I'll be running on anchors", but they drained within a 1/10 of a mile. Don't get me wrong, they were obviously still wet, but with some wool running socks I knocked out 3.5 hours of running without any issues at all. I'll be switching to a non-WP shoe, but I'm sold on Topo.

Why, why, why?!!!!


I have owned 3 pairs of the original hydro. Excellent shoe. Recently purchased the new version. I hate them. Stiff, clunky, uncomfortable. Can’t go 5 miles without foot pain. I am carrying my old shoes for back up. Your improved version is terrible.

not waterproof


This shoe is NOT waterproof! As I bought it for this reason - sorry, I am not happy.

*Topo note: Hi Alonzo, thanks for your feedback. It sounds like you might have received a bad pair of Hydroventure 2s. If you'd like to reach out to us at, we'd be happy to see what we can do to make this right for you.*

Great grip/too heavy


Awesome grip on wet rocks. Wore this on a Trail Marathon with lots of climbing on slick rocks. Never once slipped. Others were slipping like crazy. They got hot and were too heavy to race that distance in in my opinion. The grip needs to be put on your lighter shoes in my opinion.

Not Waterproof


Nice shoe, but the upper is not waterproof. I've tested by simply running tap water gently over the upper with my hand inside touching the opposite side of upper material and yes water transfers through on both shoes.

*Topo note: please connect with our Customer Service team at if you're concerned that you may have received a defective pair of Hydroventure 2s. We'd be happy to assist.*

Great ! Sorry - But not really waterproof


This shoe is great in a lot of ways.....but it's not really waterproof. Water leaks in a big way through the untaped stitching in tongue area.

*Topo note: please feel free to reach out to our Customer Service team at if you're concerned that you may have received a defective pair. We'd be happy to assist.*