Men's | Trail

Pursuit

$140.00
87%
of respondents would recommend this to a friend
Blue/Navy
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Product Overview

Pursuit delivers our first cushioned, zero drop trail runner, built to inspire confidence on the trails with a comfortable, durable, and grippy ride. The tightly woven mesh upper provides excellent breathability and durability, with strategically placed overlays in high-abrasion areas. The 0-drop, 28 mm platform offers a completely neutral alignment from your heel to your toes, promoting a midfoot strike and natural stride with ample cushioning. The OrthoLite® Performance Insole and ZipFoam™ midsole provide a seriously comfortable ride with long-term resilience. The outsole features Vibram® Megagrip for unparalleled grip and traction on all terrain, while optimally spaced lugs ensure quick mud and snow release.

Specs

  • Best For:Trail Running
  • Stack Height:28mm (0-drop)
  • Heel to Toe Drop:0MM
  • Weight:10.8 oz (M9)
  • Gaiter Compatible: Yes
  • Rock Plate: No
  • Cushion:
    Responsive
    Balanced
    Cushioned
  • Support:
    Neutral
    Light Stability
  • Pliability:
    Flexible
    Moderate
    Firm

Why We Love It

  • 0MM Drop

    Completely neutral drop for the most natural running experience.

  • Recycled Materials

    Keeping sustainability in mind to help keep waste out of landfills.

  • Roomy Toe Box

    Anatomical toe box allows toes to spread naturally and comfortably.

  • Vibram Outsole

    Unparalleled grip and traction and durability from the leaders in technical outsoles.

In The Press

If we had a zero drop category for our end-of-year awards, the Topo Athletic Pursuit would likely find itself at the top.

"One thing that will stick out to runners is the step-in feel. The foot-shaped toe box is dialed in all the way around. Whether you have a wide foot or not, this shoe should please your feet. The rounded toe box feels roomy, yet I had zero issues with movement in the forefoot because of the security in the back two-thirds."

Review Snapshot

4.5

30 ReviewsWrite a Review
87%
of respondents would recommend this to a friend

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

Almost perfect, with a super high arch that makes them not

I've been running in minimalist shoes for over a decade. I used to run in minimalist shoes like Merrell's trail gloves until I started getting foot pain from the lack of cushioning. Turns out lots of running in minimalist shoes can lead to petatarsal stress and impact fractures. Who knew? Several ye...

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Most Liked Negative Review

No the topo fit I'm used to.

I always loved the minimalist feel to the Topo line and I've waited for a trail runner with some more cushion because as I get older I want more protection from the rough trails in New England. This is not it. Sadly. I was optimistic but this just feels like my foot is being smothered and it doe...

Reviewed by 30 customers

these should be WP

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By thane

From tuolumne ca

Should be WP

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Best shoes ever.

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By Saulo

From Newton, MA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Pursuit

When someone said "Oh I bought 2-3 pairs because they were so good" I thought it couldn't be true. Well my friends, this Pursuit model might be it. It fits perfectly, extremely comfortable in the midfoot, and the zero-drop makes it fantastic to run. In addition, the entire purchase journey is well done: packaging, delivery updates, and the online stuff. Their sponsored athletes are happy with the product, their customer experience is top notch, and the shoes fit right in.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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My feet are no longer fatigued at the end of the day!

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By Kenaniah

From Ozark,AL

I have peripheral neuropathy, I've had problems with my feet for years. Decided to give these a try and man am I glad I did! I stand all day on concrete, my feet take a beating. These shoes are like walking on air! At the end of the day my feet are no longer fatigued and no more nightly cramps! I highly recommend them!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Great Shoes

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By Paalo

From San Marcos, TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about Pursuit

Very comfortable. I mostly use them for work, mixed surface walking, and a little trail jogging.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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The best fitting, most comfortable trail running shoes!

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By Ryan

From Fort Worth, Texas

By far my favorite trail running shoe to date; please don't change this design and platform!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Refreshing to put on a truly comfortable trail shoe.

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By Steve

From New Hartford, IA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Pursuit

Other companies have staked their claim in the zero drop, wide toebox world, achieved success and the promptly moved to a conventional narrow toebox. THANKFULLY Topo remains true to the spirit of their prior shoes. This has just the right amount of cushion without feeling like a marshmellow on stilts. Keep up the good work!

Refreshing to put on a truly comfortable trail shoe.
Little mud, quality burr coverage and a chill in the air. Fall trail running in the Pursuit!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Good wide toe room

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By Anthony

From Pocatello, ID

Verified Buyer

Comments about Pursuit

I walk to a gym and back four days a week. Total 12m per week.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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The Mountain Racer is good, but this shoe is great!

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By Breaux

From Durango, Colorado

Finished an R3 of the Grand Canyon and the Pursuit performed above expectations. The durability, the cushion, and the grip all made for a more comfortable 44 miles. Highly recommend. The cushion in the Mountain Racer compacted and degraded way too soon, seems like my decision to stick with the Topo brand and just move to the Pursuit was a good one.

The Mountain Racer is good, but this shoe is great!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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New pursuit shoe

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By Julio

From Tucson, Arizona

Verified Buyer

Comments about Pursuit

Awesome shoe to kick some trails here in the Arizona desert. If you like the MTN racer 2 then you going to love this shoe. So far I have completed the R2R, Humphreys peak and Mount Wrightson. Happy with the performance 🤙🏽

New pursuit shoe
New pursuit shoe

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Wow

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By Miguel

From Olympia

Verified Buyer

Comments about Pursuit

Where have these been all my life? These are the best trail shoes I've ever owned. Perfect amount of cushion, great grip, wide toe box, padded but not intrusive tongue and non slip laces. Oh, and zero drop! I hope this lineup stays forever, this will be the only trail shoe I'll ever get!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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