Men's | Trail
The all-new MT-3 features a lightweight rip-stop mesh upper with printed overlays and midfoot drainage ports for water release and quick drying. The platform gets an upgrade, using the same midsole and outsole platform offered on the original Terraventure along with a 5mm anti-microbial Ortholite® footbed. With no rockplate, the MT-3 remains light and versatile, with improved durability and great trail/road hybrid performance.
Anatomical toe box allows toes to spread naturally and comfortably.
Combines multidirectional traction, heel braking lugs, and mud/snow release design features.
Our mid-level drop provides a near neutral platform for a more natural running experience.
Comfortable, anti-compression footbed with anti-microbial properties.
by Lee-Stuart Evans
They have a tread pattern that’s as good for pounding pavement to and from trail as it is when you get on rock, mud or the wet. They have a wide toe box and foot shape that will help people who get blisters on their toes from narrow shoes. There is a superb amount of cushioning from 25mm of padding and a very slight drop of 3mm from heel to toe which means people who get achilles niggles from zero drop shoes will love them.
Their biggest feature is how they ‘handle’. They are tight and secure round the heel and mid foot giving you great control over uneven terrain, but loose and comfy like a slipper at the front where your toes want the space. They are a Racing Car at the back and Soccer Mom SUV at the front.
I really wanted to love these shoes but had two big disappointments. First the color was not as expected from the online image. The online image for the orange model shoes a burnt-orange color, but the actual color is bright pumpkin-orange. Second and more importantly, the shoes did not secure the heel of my foot. Every time I stepped, I felt like I would step out of the shoe. I tried lacing them much tighter and the heel was still not snug. The sides of the shoe did not come as high around my ankle as other shoes and there was a ton of cushioning around the ankle which combined to make them feel lose and insecure around the ankle. Unfortunately, I am sending them back.
by Light and durable
As topo ambassador I’m lucky to be able to try the latest and greatest from topo. The MT-3 even though a bit apprehensive with the new ripstop mesh upper (as far as water drainage).
I was surprised when submerged fully in muddy water during obstacle course race. The water drained quickly and dried fast! I like the versatile comfort and use of the MT-3 can wear it on road and then hit the trails. The ortholite footbed insert give that cushion. Materials are Light, comfortable, with a good heel locks in .
Only slight negative is the outer heel material, wish it was like on the Terraventure 2 or ultraventure, that’s more of a personal preference over a performance aspect.
by Martin Criminale
Topo keeps taking a good thing and making it better! If you want a light, fast trail shoe, this is the ticket. Unlike most road shoes, the bottom of the MT-3 is entirely covered in tread/sole material. This means you are less likely to gauge the midsole, they last longer and they get better traction. And in spite of this, these are the lightest trail shoes that I have ever worn! The new Ortholite footbed is a dream, I have put 100s of miles on various Topo shoes and this footbed never compacts. Topo has also improved the lacing system and added drainage ports so the shoe does not hold water. This shoe is plenty fast for the road, it's my favorite for mixed surface runs where I go through parks and green spaces. I think this is the best "all round" shoe in the Topo line and the lightest I would ever use on real trails.
In the interest of transparancy I am a Topo Athletic brand Ambassador but I have used four pairs of these shoes and love them!
Had a great experience with the MT2, was expecting an improvement on an already awesome shoe. The update to upper is too low volume & snug around toes. I purchased them right when they came out & noticed it now says to size up a half size on the website. Additionally, the upper is very, very warm. An unfortunate step back design wise.