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.