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A lightly cushioned and responsive zero-drop trail running shoe. Featuring the aggressive Vibram® XS Trek EVO outsole for optimal durability and multi-surface traction on technical terrain. A forefoot rock plate provides additional protection where needed. The durable mesh upper is paired with drainage ports to enhance quick water release. Made for the runner who wants a light, nimble and natural feel on the trails.

Specs

  • Best For:Trail Running
  • Stack Height:20mm (0 drop)
  • Heel to Toe Drop:0MM
  • Weight:9.5 oz (M9)
  • Gaiter Compatible: No
  • Cushion:
    Responsive
    Balanced
    Cushioned
  • Support:
    Neutral
    Light Stability
  • Pliability:
    Flexible
    Moderate
    Firm

Why We Love It

  • Rock Protection PlateRock Protection Plate

    Rock Protection Plate

    Flexible ESS rock plate protects against stone bruising caused by sharp rocks and roots.

  • Vibram Outsole

    Vibram Outsole

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

  • Ortholite Footbed

    Ortholite Footbed

    Comfortable, anti-compression footbed with anti-microbial properties.

Review Snapshot

4.7

Rated 4.65 out of 5 stars
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88%
of respondents would recommend this to a friend

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Fast, grippy, secure, and fun

I normally run 50-70 miles per week, split between road and trail, and my main races are trail 100 milers, generally finishing in the middle. I've done trail runs ranging from 5 miles to 20 in the Runventure 3 (RV3), totaling 50 so far. I really like the RV3; it is the fast and fun shoe with a wide ...

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Most Liked Negative Review

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Missed the mark

I really wanted to like these shoes. I wore them for exactly two hours and, sadly, they are going back. First, the shoes are really shiny...like noticeably shiny. The gray ones looked like they are coated in something. I suppose that's to promote moisture wicking, though I can be sure. But that i...

Reviewed by 20 customers

The best

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Submitted

By Ed

From San Clemente

Verified Buyer

Comments about Runventure 3

Being a barefoot guy there wide toe box is the most comfortable. Ten ⭐️

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Very good athletic shoes

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By Pedro

From México

Verified Buyer

Comments about Runventure 3

This shoe is very good for the gym also but you have to wear it some time in order to make the sole really non-slippery

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Topo Beats Altra

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By Blake

From Undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Runventure 3

I'm really impressed with these shoes. Altra has been my go to for zero drop trail shoes, but the quality has really gone down recently. I tried these out and am very impressed. They are great for disc golf and trail running. I also did a 40 mile backpacking loop in the Utah desert right after buying them and there is very minimal wear and tear. It was a lot of redrock and slot canyon travel and the grip was amazing. I will never buy Altra's again. I hope Topo makes some more zero drop models that have an even lower stack height, but for now, these work great!! They are definitely a bit stiffer than a prefer, but again, the durable is my biggest priority and these things are rock solid.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Good trail shoes

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By RT

From PA

I switched from Altra to this because both offer roomy toe box. The Altra I owned had a higher stack and softer cushion. However, the Topo Runventure 3 offers the right amount of cushion without the height, which surprisingly works very well for me. The rock protection plate is not rigid but offers enough protection on my gravel trail run. The Vibram outsole is definitely more durable than my Altra non-Vibram outsole. The upper mesh material is less breathable than my Altra's. Since I don't have sweaty feet problem, this is just fine. The shoes feel light and the traction is excellent. I think I might be a convert from Altra to Topo.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Best fit of any open toe-box shoe.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Submitted

By Gregory

From Undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Runventure 3

I have tried several "open toe-box" shoes, and this one has the best fit and feel. Others are either too loose or angled too sharply and it my smaller toes. Secure midfoot and heel, and an improvement over last years model. Highly recommended!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Roomy Toe is Perfect

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By Jeff

From Undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Runventure 3

My favorite shoes.

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I forget I'm wearing shoes

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Submitted

By Chris R

From Pittsburgh, PA

This is my second Topo Athletic shoe after running in the Terraventure 2 which blew out on me after 50 miles. So far, the Runventures feel light and nimble on the trails. I also love the overall shape of the toe box and midfoot, as it fits my wider than normal foot really well. Out of the box, the upper seemed to be not very breathable and uncomfortable and some pesky creases were starting to form. After the first few runs though, the upper material seems to have relaxed and fits like a glove. I would probably give this shoe closer to a 4.5 rating, as the overall design could be improved. The top of the shoe rides quite close to the top of my feet, which happen to be pretty flat. Additionally, the heel pocket is just a bit loose and could probably fit tighter for more stability. The outsole has slipped a couple times as well on rocks, but the traction on mud and dirt is quite good. Overall, I recommend this shoe for people looks for a 0 drop wide toe box shoe for primarily mud and dirt trails up to 50km distances.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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I feel this is a great shoe for me.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Submitted

By Charles

From Undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Runventure 3

This is my 5th pair of Topos and I love them. Plenty of toe box room and narrow heels so they don't slide out. I use the RV3' s to walk and hike. On mountains and sand dunes regular hiking shoes were klunky. With RV3's you can actually feel the path without the sharp objects hurting your feet. On steep slopes you feel in control. Great shoe.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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They run hot but still my go to trail shoes

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By J.D.

From Fresno, CA

Coming over from a pair of Runventure 2. Had to do a last minute order as the mesh tore away from the sole One my Runventure 2s a week before a long run. Took them out on a quick 4 mile dirt bike trail run to see how they felt then off the next day to Rae Lakes Loop (40 miles & 8,000 elevation gain). Shoes did great and I love them but there are some noticeable differences from my Runventure 2s. These shoes run hot! The mesh is not as breathable as their predecessors which will hopefully make them last more than the 225 miles my Runventure 2s lasted but my feet felt noticeably hotter. The lugs are bigger and spread more apart which was great on dirt sections but I was slipping around more on slick granite surfaces than I did in their predecessors which caught me off guard several times. No more built in gator clips which I really liked. The change in the back of the shoes is an improvement as my Runventute 2s dug into my achilles for several runs while they were breaking in, these ones felt great out of the box. Overall would recommend them and as of now will continue to buy Runventures.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Fantastic Trail Running Shoe

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Submitted

By Jim

From Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Excellent trail shoe for speedy, technical terrain. Lightweight shoe with a nice & wide toe box but dialled in midfoot & heel, I've run in this over really technical, root, rocky terrain with great success as well as climbed mountains with some scrambling & climbing & the grip has been awesome. I've done 220kms in mine so far, longest run being around 32kms & didn't have any foot fatigue by the end despite being the lowest stack shoe in my rotation.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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