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Named a trail shoe “Best Buy” by Runner’s World ®, the MT-2 delivers lightweight comfort, performance, and versatility at an affordable price. A breathable, durable mesh upper features a fully gusseted tongue to keep out dirt and debris. The 23/20mm platform (3mm drop) delivers ample cushioning and response. A full-length lug rubber outsole combines multidirectional traction with mud/snow release design features.


  • Best For:Road Running, Trail Running
  • Stack Height:23mm (heel) // 20mm (forefoot)
  • Heel to Toe Drop:3MM
  • Weight:9 oz (Size 9)
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  • Men's MT-2
  • Men's MT-2
  • Men's MT-2

Why We Love It

  • Roomy Toe BoxRoomy Toe Box

    Roomy Toe Box

    Anatomical toe box allows toes to spread naturally and comfortably.

  • Lightweight Breathable MaterialsLightweight Breathable Materials

    Lightweight Breathable Materials

    For a '2nd Skin' fit and feel.

  • Printed Upper PatternPrinted Upper Pattern

    Printed Upper Pattern

    Eliminates seams while reducing weight.

  • High Traction OutsoleHigh Traction Outsole

    High Traction Outsole

    Combines multidirectional traction, heel braking lugs, and mud/snow release design features.

Ratings & Reviews

Ratings Snapshot

Average Customer Ratings


Road and Trail favorite


I am a huge fan of these shoes. I use them for road and trail, and put over 500 miles on my first pair (they have some holes in the mesh and the cushion in the midsole is dead but they still work). They are low enough drop that it took some adjustment, but noticeably easier on my achilles than 0 drop. I find they relieve my Morton's Neuroma pain.

I have tried all other Topo models and am baffled that none of them come close to working for MY foot. Really odd. In the end I have just had to purchase a couple of pairs of these, and they are great. Used them for two 50km trail races. Not good for extreme sharp rock trails though, obliviously (no rock plate, your feet get chewed up I have tried).

Light, Durable, Versatile


I love the versatility the MT-2 offers. I have put in quite a few pavement miles, to and from trail, as well as a couple ultra distance events on trail.

The toe box is great for my bunions and the light weight is great for putting in the distance on smooth or moderately rocky terrain.

This is my primary training shoe for the versatility and trail feel.

400+ miles on my current pair with no issues and tread still strong after pavement.

Honored to represent this brand as part of the Topo Ambassador team!

Please make in 0mm drop!!


Can you make these in 0 mm drop? I purchased the magnifly 2, they are great and are 0 mm drop. I am looking for a 0 mm drop trail shoe with moderate stack and wide toe box to swap with altra king mt. Thanks!

*Topo note: If you're looking for a zero-drop trail shoe similar to the Altra King MT, we would suggest checking out the Runventure 2. It offers a 19mm platform and features a cool gaiter attachment.*

Great All-Road shoe, So-So All-Trail shoe


These are my first Topos and I love the fit and just-right amount of cushion. I bought these to primarily to be a trail shoe, but I have found that they are not quite what I was looking for, as the outsole seems to have a bit of premature wear and the lugs are too closely spaced to release debris easily. It does not thrive in hilly, varied terrain, but I am beginning to think I was asking the shoe to be something it is not. I originally wanted an All-Trails shoe (Saucony Peregrine, Altra Lone Peak) but what I have is an excellent All-Road shoe, able to tackle groomed trails, pavement, and gravel easily, even if wet rock and mud are not really in its wheelhouse.

I will definitely explore other models in the future for both road and trail, but I hope the lug patterns on at least one trail shoe will become more aggressive/specialized and more durable, as this is the best fitting shoe I have worn in ages.