Men's | Road

Specter

$160.00
93%
of respondents would recommend this to a friend
Teal/Navy
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Product Overview

Meet the Topo Specter - our first-ever high-cushion performance trainer, featuring Topo’s distinctive fit and feel. The single-layer engineered mesh upper features recycled materials for a lightweight, secure, and sustainable fit. The 35 x 30 mm platform features a Pebax Powered® core wrapped in an EVA frame to deliver soft cushioning and high energy return with a stable and responsive ride. The aggressive heel and forefoot rocker design aids in a fast transition, propelling you forward with each stride, while the lightweight die cut rubber outsole provides traction and durability.

Specs

  • Best For:Road Running
  • Stack Height:35mm (heel) // 30mm (forefoot)
  • Heel to Toe Drop: 5MM
  • Weight:8.1 OZ (M9)
  • Cushion:
    Responsive
    Balanced
    Cushioned
  • Support:
    Neutral
    Light Stability
  • Pliability:
    Flexible
    Moderate
    Firm

Why We Love It

  • Lightweight Breathable Materials

    For a '2nd Skin' fit and feel.

  • Performance Insoles

    Comfortable insoles with long-term resilience and anti-microbial properties.

  • World Leading High Tech Polymers

    Delivering lightweight high performance and superior energy return.

  • Roomy Toe Box

    Anatomical toe box allows toes to spread naturally and comfortably.

In The Press

Topo delivers a totally modern, lightweight, fun to run trainer long racer that is true to their heritage of lower drops and anatomical uppers.

"As of now, this is my highest scored running shoe. Light, fast, and smooth, the Specter is the do-it-all natural running companion you’ve been waiting for! I do not make such a statement lightly."

Review Snapshot

4.8

30 ReviewsWrite a Review
93%
of respondents would recommend this to a friend

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

Perfection, at least in my eyes

I have mostly used my Spectors on the road, up until today. I took them to the trails, and they did far better than I would have figured. Of course the ground was dryer than an old man's scalp. I can only guess my opinion would be different if the trail was damp. I have high arches and a narrow fo...

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Most Liked Negative Review

Not Your Typical Topo

Let me start by saying I own 4 pairs of Topo's (MT's, Trailventure, Phantom, and Magnifly), so I love the brand. However, these were quite a departure, in my opinion, from what I expected. I used them for a few days before returning them. I had blisters on the heels and then ran narrow on my wide fe...

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Perfect fit for my foot

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By Heidi

From Massachusetts

Verified Buyer

Comments about Specter

I love the wide toe box and cushion in the sole. I wore these to train for my fall marathon, on road and on the treadmill. They never disappointed me.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Second Pair

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By Adam

From Pasadena

Verified Buyer

Comments about Specter

Have worn the Phantom for years but have now switched to the Specter. They are lighter and faster. You have to reach a little deeper into your wallet but I don't think I'm going back. If I ran a marathon tomorrow, this would be the shoe. Watch out Kipchoge!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Roomy toe box is exactly what I need.

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By Willie

From Sparks, NV

Verified Buyer

Comments about Specter

Primarily I am using my shoes on the road. Great cushion feeling, and the wider toe box is exactly what I need. The additional lacing holes on the upper tongue are perfect. Shoes never come untied, and the tongue holds better to my foot.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Longtime Ultrafly fan impressed by the new Specter

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By Adrian

From New York, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Specter

As someone who has been buying Topo Ultraflys over and over again, I've been looking for a more supportive light weight runner that has the same wide toe box (because I have hobbit feet) and heel - toe drop. I was about to buy the new Ultrafly when I saw this new model. I have to say after about 30 miles, I'm loving these shoes as they're great for speed training and long runs, alongside feeling instantly familiar.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Great fit and huge toe box. Most comfortable shoes ever

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By W

From Washington DC

Verified Buyer

Comments about Specter

I use these for road running. Great

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Love the foot shape and cushioning

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By Camella

From Bastrop, Texas

Verified Buyer

Comments about Specter

Love the roomy toe box, the arch support is great and so is the cushioning.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Great Toe Box and amazing cushioning

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By Oscar

From Chicago

This is my vote for best road shoe. Better than all others at this price range. Nice fit right out of the box and smooth on the roads. Semi durable, definitely better than others. Looks great and has good air flow. Only complaint is the collar opens up while stepping and allows little rocks in.

Great Toe Box and amazing cushioning
Looking fast just standing still.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Love the wide toe box and secure mid-foot

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By Aaron

From Rocklin, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Specter

This is my 2nd pair of Topo's. First pair were Mtn Racer 2. In both cases I love the wide toe box with the more secure mid foot. Feels very secure on the foot while give my toes room to do what they want to do. The specter felt squishy and unstable for the first few miles (this is my first high cushion shoe) but once I got used to it, I really like them.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Amazing comfort

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By Michael

From Gypsum Colorado

Verified Buyer

Comments about Specter

Only shoe for me

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Soft for a bad hip

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By Chuck

From Chicago

Loved my other Topo's but needed something softer to recovery from hip injury. These are working great and feel super soft. Almost too soft if you need some support, but for me this is perfect. I will order a couple more pairs for day to day loafing around. I also like the softer upper for slipping in feet without retying shoestrings.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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