Men's | Road
A 30mm x 25mm stack height and 5mm drop makes the new Phantom Topo’s most cushioned road running shoe. Strategically placed rubber adds traction and durability where needed; Zipfoam™, a proprietary new midsole compound that delivers more cushioning and long-term resilience than traditional EVA. A breathable engineered mesh upper with lightly printed overlays and an external TPU heel counter help keep the runner secure over the platform.
Proprietary midsole compound which is springier than EVA and offers more rebound over the life of the shoe.
Anatomical toe box allows toes to spread naturally and comfortably.
For a '2nd Skin' fit and feel.
Our highest available drop allows you to access natural running with more under-heel cushioning.
Hard to believe that this shoe is a Topo. It is very much unlike my Topo trail running shoes (Ultraventures and Terraventures). I can run ultra distances in my Topo trail shoes in max comfort. My third run in the Phantom's was 6 miles and I couldn't wait to get home and get them off my feet. They are short in length and have no where near the volume in the forefoot/toe box of my other Topo's. The tight fit caused hot spots on both of my feet. I wish Topo could make a road shoe with the comfort and volume of their trail shoes. Not sure who tests your products before they go to market, but you should have had some feedback about the different fit of these shoes compared to other models. Maybe it would be wise to have folks not connected to the company give some feedback.
I really couldn't be happier with how the Phantom has been performing for me. Initially acquired as a recovery shoe due to the increased cushion, I have been blown away with the versatility of this shoe. Zipfoam is both soft enough to support recovery paces and responsive enough to handle workouts. The heel-counter and supportive (and comfortable) arch profile lock my foot in while the rubber used provides sufficient traction on any surface that you will face.
The support of the phantom makes it a go-to on days when my legs are feeling a bit extra worn-down from training; yet, they are light and bouncy enough that I have taken them out on 20 mile sustained efforts as well as shorter hill workouts.
Support meets comfort. Cushion meets responsiveness. Well done Topo - these are a beauty.
Been running in the Phantom for a few weeks now. I’ve used it for everything from warmups to long runs. The ZipFoam has enough response to get a quick pace going, but plush enough for slower paced runs.
About a month before running Grandma's Marathon I made a last minute decision to run them in the Phantom. Overall the most comfortable shoe I have ever worn!!! From the start line to the finish, my feet and legs were sooooooo happy to be running in these. I have had a hip issue that has been giving me trouble for a couple of years and it was non-existent in this shoe. Looking forward to training more in this shoe and running both Twin Cities and Chicago Marathon in the Phantoms!!!
A fun new direction for Topo to go and expand their clientele. These shoes are quite beefy, and offer a larger than normal toe box, and a pleasant heel to toe drop without having too big of a transition. 5mm drop is a great transition to more natural running from a more traditional road shoe. This shoe has some speed built in with a large toe spring and new zip foam. I feel fast and protected in this shoe. Looking forward to using this shoe for some road ultras in the future. They feel a little more cushioned than the Ultrafly series.
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The Phantom is yet another solid new shoe from Topo and a fantastic plush option to put in rotation. The roominess of the toe box feels on par with their other recent road and trail updates with the external heel counter adding a nice sense of security. ZipFoam provides a balanced blend of cush and response without being overly, marshmallow-y soft. The ride is equally as enjoyable during quicker paced efforts as it is on slower recovery jogs. With just shy of 100 miles on my pair, the midsole is holding up great with no signs of compression or wrinkling. Nice work, Topo!
Was excited to try out my Phantoms. I've had four pairs of Ultrafly 2s and Hydroventure 2. The extra cushion felt great but within my first mile, I could feel the hot spots on my toes. After seven miles, I was done with them. I never get blisters but did with the Phantoms. I love TOPOs because of the roomy toe box. This shoe does NOT have it. I returned them for another pair of Ultrafly 2s.