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A Lighter and More Breathable Upper That Is Well-Suited for Road Running

"The most noteworthy feature of the Phantom is the debut of Topo’s new Zipfoam midsole compound, which is a TPU/EVA based foam that provides full length, lightweight cushioning and added resilience to the cushion in the shoe."

Product Overview

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 of these men's road running trainers.


Be sure to also check out the Magnifly 3, the king of zero-drop daily trainers.

Specs

  • Best For:Road Running
  • Stack Height:30mm (heel) // 25mm (forefoot)
  • Heel to Toe Drop: 5MM
  • Weight:9.8 oz (M9)
  • Gaiter Compatible: No
  • Cushion:
    Responsive
    Balanced
    Cushioned
  • Support:
    Neutral
    Light Stability
  • Pliability:
    Flexible
    Moderate
    Firm

Why We Love It

  • Zip Foam

    More Cushioning and Resilience

    Proprietary midsole compound which is springier than EVA and offers more rebound over the life of the shoe.

  • 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.

  • 5MM Drop5MM Drop

    5MM Drop

    Our highest available drop allows you to access natural running with more under-heel cushioning.

Review Snapshot

4.2

Rated 4.16 out of 5 stars
51 ReviewsWrite a Review
87%
of respondents would recommend this to a friend

Ratings Distribution

Sizing

Reviewed by 51 customers

Great Shoe for hard to fit feet.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Submitted

By Brett

From Undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Phantom

My feet are wide especially in the toe area. These fit me well while also providing nice structure - giving me a good foot plant feel and confident stride. My first try with this brand and happy I did!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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3rd Pair of Topo's!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Submitted

By Chodo

From Tucson, AZ

Verified Buyer

Comments about Phantom

The question was "rate your fit and comfort". For my feet I have to say that these are the best athletic shoes I have ever had. I'm a 2-5 mile daily trail and/or street runner. The toe box is roomy and the heel box is snug. Super comfortable. No aches or pains in my feet after these runs I'm on my second pair of of the Mountain Racer (Trail shoe) and first pair of the Phantom road shoe. I'm hard on my shoes and the sole wear is important. The Trail shoe with the Vibram sole wore out a bit sooner than expected so I'll be interested to see how the Phantom soles hold up.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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3rd Pair of Topo's!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Submitted

By Rick

From Undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Phantom

The question was "rate your fit and comfort". For my feet I have to say that these are the best athletic shoes I have ever had. I'm a 2-5 mile daily trail and/or street runner. The toe box is roomy and the heel box is snug. Super comfortable. No aches or pains in my feet after these runs I'm on my second pair of of the Mountain Racer (Trail shoe) and first pair of the Phantom road shoe. I'm hard on my shoes and the sole wear is important. The Trail shoe with the Vibram sole wore out a bit sooner than expected so I'll be interested to see how the Phantom soles hold up.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Work Horse

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By Adam

From Undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Phantom

This is my work horse, day after day, street running shoe. You'll likely want something more streamlined if you're looking to break your 5k or 10k PR but to take care of your feet as those miles are adding up this shoe can't be beat.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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A great all-rounder

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Submitted

By Owen

From United Kingdom

Felt a little firm for me to begin with (weighing under 155 lbs) but with regular wear this sensation dissipated, and became an everyday shoe for all types of runs - great comfort over many hours and miles, but responsive enough for faster running, able to run a couple of sub-16 min Parkruns. Insole and upper combine for a superior fit and feel which was good for 500+ miles

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Perfect Walker

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By Thom

From Rome, GA

The are what you would get if the Hoka Bondi 6 and Altra Paradigm had a baby. It is the perfect blend of both shoes giving me nice and roomy toe box coupled with the good cushioning and a shoe that lets my foot roll through my stride. The Phantom offers a good lockdown of my feet without making them feel cramped or giving so much stability that tends to cause me other problems. Right out of the box these felt like the best shoes I have ever had for my daily long walks.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Post 550 miles

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Submitted

By Loondog

From Almost Canada

After a happy 550 miles, I definitely recommend the phantom. I'm a 200lbs guy that pushes a double stroller half the runs. These shoes went the distance. On solo runs I was able to get speed out of the shoe, nice and responsive. The first 50 miles were very stiff. I had to put a different insole in to help. After that it broke in perfectly. Around 200 miles the interior heal ripped but was not affecting the feel. They are a bit hot on 90+days. The sole could keep going. I have never had a shoe stay responsive so long. Oh yeah and no black toenails!

Post 550 miles
Post 550 miles
Post 550 miles

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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im the biggest topo fan

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Submitted

By ultra sherri

From dudley,ma

Verified Buyer

Comments about Phantom

extremly comfortable. feels a tad smaller than other models but not enough to call it a half size. overall i love this shoe

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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I would buy this product again...

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Submitted

By Eric

From Arizona

Verified Buyer

Comments about Phantom

...but I would also check for different insole options. The arch I'd just a little too far back for me. A comfortable, lightweight shoe all the same.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Most comfortable running shoes I've owned

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By Erin

From Albuquerque NM

Verified Buyer

Comments about Phantom

These feel great- I love the roomy toe box. I have a chronic sesamoid fracture with avascular necrosis and these shoes are the only brand I've found that enables me to run with very minimal pain!

Most comfortable running shoes I've owned

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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