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The latest Topo reviews from the expert gear editors at major consumer, running and industry publications.

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Wear Tested - Fli-Lyte 2
"The new Topo Athletic Fli-Lyte 2 offers a soft, highly-responsive ride, suitable for a variety of distances and speeds."
Wear Tested - Fli-Lyte 2
Wear Tested - Fli-Lyte 2
June 2017
Running Insight Ultrafly
Running Insight Ultrafly
February 2016
"Instead of having a traditional layered construction, the upper itself is made from a new waterproof yet breathable material from eVent."
Women's Running - Hydroventure
Women's Running - Hydroventure
January 2016
Boston.com - Boston Brands
"The number of companies raises the question: why is the Boston region overly represented in the running industry? It comes down to three reasons."
Boston.com - Boston Brands
Boston.com - Boston Brands
December 2013
Competitor - Industry Insight: Topo's Tony Post
Competitor - Industry Insight: Topo's Tony Post
Competitor - Industry Insight: Topo's Tony Post
September 2014
PaleOMG - Halsa Giveaway
"They are so comfortable, easy to run in, easy to jump in, and even better they are easy to CrossFit in."
PaleOMG - Halsa Giveaway
PaleOMG - Halsa Giveaway
April 2015
Health Magazine-Halsa
Health Gear Awards Editor's Pick - Topo Halsa
Health Magazine-Halsa
Health Magazine-Halsa
April 2015
Gearist - Youtube - Podcast Q&A Tony
Gearist - Youtube - Podcast Q&A Tony
Gearist - Youtube - Podcast Q&A Tony
May 2015
Gear Institute - Footwear Legend Tony Post
"Q&A with footwear legend, Tony Post"
Gear Institute - Footwear Legend Tony Post
Gear Institute - Footwear Legend Tony Post
July 2015
Wear Tested - Halsa
"The broad, stable platform keeps you surefooted, while the mid-foot strap keeps your foot locked in place for confidence with every movement."
Wear Tested - Halsa
Wear Tested - Halsa
November 2015
Boston Globe - Company
Boston Globe - Company
Boston Globe - Company
November 2015
2015 Cajun Coyote - MT2
"Got a chance to put my new Topo Athletic MT-2's to a real test.I loved the older version and it looks like the new model will be a huge success too."
2015 Cajun Coyote - MT2
2015 Cajun Coyote - MT2
December 2015
BloomBerg - Company
BloomBerg - Company
BloomBerg - Company
December 2015
Inside Outdoor - Hydroventure
Inside Outdoor - Hydroventure
Inside Outdoor - Hydroventure
December 2015
Ultra Running Magazine - Hydroventure
Exclusive interview with Topo Athletic CEO Tony Post
Ultra Running Magazine - Hydroventure
Ultra Running Magazine - Hydroventure
December 2015
Best Products - MT-2
"Conquer the path of your choice thanks to the rugged features in these trail running shoes."
Best Products - MT-2
Best Products - MT-2
January 2016
Wear Tested - MT-2
"The Topo Athletic MT2 fared great...Not a single hot spot or blister running sockless from 5K to 10K distances for 4 consecutive days."
Wear Tested - MT-2
Wear Tested - MT-2
January 2016
Women's Running - MT-2 - Sole Mate
Women's Running - MT-2 - Sole Mate
Women's Running - MT-2 - Sole Mate
February 2016
Outside - Hydroventure
"The Coolest Running Gear of 2016"
Outside - Hydroventure
Outside - Hydroventure
February 2016
IronMan Magazine - Halsa
IronMan Magazine - Halsa
IronMan Magazine - Halsa
February 2016
Mens Journal - Hydroventure
"The best Running Shoes to Wear This Spring"
Mens Journal - Hydroventure
Mens Journal - Hydroventure
February 2016
Road Trail Run - MT2
"I was very pleased how well the MT-2 handled everything I threw at it. They feel great on road, dry trails, and decent in mud, slush and packed snow"
Road Trail Run - MT2
Road Trail Run - MT2
March 2016
Go Gumption - MT-2
The MT-2 from Topo Athletic stands as a ready run companion that can cover miles on the tarmac as well as light trails.
Go Gumption - MT-2
Go Gumption - MT-2
March 2016
Runner's World - MT2 - Best Buy
Runner's World - MT2 - Best Buy
Runner's World - MT2 - Best Buy
March 2016
Body Building.com - Halsa Editor Pick
Editor's Pick from BodyBuilding.com - Topo Halsa
Body Building.com - Halsa Editor Pick
Body Building.com - Halsa Editor Pick
March 2016
Small Town Runner - Hydroventure
"The shoes were fantastic! Comfortable and light, very flexible, my feet felt right at home from the beginning."
Small Town Runner - Hydroventure
Small Town Runner - Hydroventure
April 2016
Running Without Injuries - Hydroventure
"Not only is the Hydroventure the lightest waterproof trail shoe on the market, but it cost less than most waterproof trail shoes."
Running Without Injuries - Hydroventure
Running Without Injuries - Hydroventure
April 2016
National Geographic - Hydroventure
The Hydroventure wins "Gear of the Year"!
National Geographic - Hydroventure
National Geographic - Hydroventure
April 2016
Runner's World - MT-2 Video - Women's
“I loved the fit! The MT-2 locked my foot in securely from heel to midfoot, but gave my toes all the room in the world."
Runner's World - MT-2 Video - Women's
Runner's World - MT-2 Video - Women's
April 2016
Ultra Runner Joe - Hydroventure
"...To release such an effective waterproof trail shoe in such a lightweight package is truly an accomplishment."
Ultra Runner Joe - Hydroventure
Ultra Runner Joe - Hydroventure
April 2016
Blog: Slipping Slowly Into Pain - Hydroventure
"I ran through the night in a heavy rain and wet, sloppy mud and my feet were dry at the finish. Definitely an advantage."
Blog: Slipping Slowly Into Pain - Hydroventure
Blog: Slipping Slowly Into Pain - Hydroventure
April 2016
Women's Running - MT-2
MT-2 featured in Women's Running: Best New Running Shoes for Spring 2016
Women's Running - MT-2
Women's Running - MT-2
May 2016
Gearist - Youtube - MT2
Gearist: Brandon Wood's Video Review of the MT-2
Gearist - Youtube - MT2
Gearist - Youtube - MT2
May 2016
Gearist - Hydroventure Review
"Hydroventure has good traction, tons of durability and the fact that it’s waterproof to boot is a fantastic bonus.."
Gearist - Hydroventure Review
Gearist - Hydroventure Review
May 2016
Feed The Habit - Hydroventure
"I knew the combination of eVent Fabrics and Topo know-how (fit) would be masterful."
Feed The Habit - Hydroventure
Feed The Habit - Hydroventure
May 2016
Runner's World - First Look Ultrafly
Check out this first look at the Topo Ultrafly with Runner's World editor Jeff Dengate. The shoe will be featured in our 2016 Fall Shoe Guide.
Runner's World - First Look Ultrafly
Runner's World - First Look Ultrafly
May 2016
Competitor - Hydroventure
"Our wear-testers liked this shoe’s versatility and suggested it was optimal for trail running, hiking, peak bagging and light backpacking."
Competitor - Hydroventure
Competitor - Hydroventure
June 2016
Gear Junkie - MT2
"If I’m headed into rocky, rooted mountain terrain, I now find myself reaching for my Topo Athletic MT2 shoes instead."
Gear Junkie - MT2
Gear Junkie - MT2
June 2016
Trek Tech - Hydroventure
"Burly trail grip, e-vent waterproof tech, and the same great fit we love Topo for."
Trek Tech - Hydroventure
Trek Tech - Hydroventure
June 2016
Competitor Magazine - Hydroventure
Competitor Magazine - Hydroventure
Competitor Magazine - Hydroventure
June 2016
Road Trail Run - Ultrafly
"Did I say this was a road shoe? the superb upper and their full decently lugged rubber coverage they also make fantastic road trail hybrids."
Road Trail Run - Ultrafly
Road Trail Run - Ultrafly
June 2016
Runners World - MT2 - The Best Running Shoes 2016
"The Best Running Shoes of 2016 - So Far"
Runners World - MT2 - The Best Running Shoes 2016
Runners World - MT2 - The Best Running Shoes 2016
June 2016
Ginger Runner - Ultrafly - Youtube
Ginger Runner's Review of the Ultrafly
Ginger Runner - Ultrafly - Youtube
Ginger Runner - Ultrafly - Youtube
June 2016
Smart Travel - ST-2
"Unlike many low-profile workout shoes, these don't skimp on cushioning, so you can safely hit the pavement in the ST-2s."
Smart Travel - ST-2
Smart Travel - ST-2
July 2016
Run Blogger - Hydroventure
"The Hydroventure is one of the more reasonably priced waterproof models, also the lightest and probably best fitting waterproof model out there."
Run Blogger - Hydroventure
Run Blogger - Hydroventure
July 2016
Active Junky - Halsa Review
"Topo’s asymmetric last, mid-foot strap and secure lacing were among the features that separated Halsa from general-purpose athletic shoe."
Active Junky - Halsa Review
Active Junky - Halsa Review
July 2015
SGB Today - MT-2
"People want a platform that will support these combinations, like the MT-2: rugged enough for the trail but flexible enough for the road.”
SGB Today - MT-2
SGB Today - MT-2
July 2015
Run Blogger - MT2
"I’d wholeheartedly recommend the MT-2 for anyone that runs trails and likes a light and lively shoe with some protection."
Run Blogger - MT2
Run Blogger - MT2
July 2016
The Daily Burn ST-2
"Made of a smooth, stretchy mesh material, the Topo Athletic ST-2 feels great against your foot and is super easy to pack flat for on-the-go workouts"
The Daily Burn ST-2
The Daily Burn ST-2
August 2016
Runner's World Fall '16 Shoe Guide Ultrafly
Runner's World Fall '16 Shoe Guide Ultrafly
Runner's World Fall '16 Shoe Guide Ultrafly
August 2016
Active Junky - Hydroventure
"Uppers conjured from single-layer laminate are pure genius – without making the shoe look like a one-off lab experiment."
Active Junky - Hydroventure
Active Junky - Hydroventure
September 2016
Bonk Proof- ST-2
"The zero-drop midsole and just wide enough forefoot make a more natural landing so easy"
Bonk Proof- ST-2
Bonk Proof- ST-2
September 2016
Lava Magazine - ST-2
"(Topo) not only want your toes to wake up and spread out they want you to fix your injuries before they start"
Lava Magazine - ST-2
Lava Magazine - ST-2
September 2016
Gumption Gear - Ultrafly
"For those seeking a more naturally designed shoe, the Ultrafly rewards you with a wider toe-box while remaining surprisingly snug on the back-end of the shoe"
Gumption Gear - Ultrafly
Gumption Gear - Ultrafly
September 2016
Gear Institute - Ultrafly
"The Topo Athletic Ultrafly is best for runners looking for a low foot drop shoe with anatomic foot shape and significant cushioning for high mileage training."
Gear Institute - Ultrafly
Gear Institute - Ultrafly
September 2016
Gear Institute - Best LW Running Shoes, Ultrafly
"The Topo Athletic Ultrafly is a cushioned road trainer designed for mild pronation control, and an aggressive outsole to handle off-road excursions."
Gear Institute - Best LW Running Shoes, Ultrafly
Gear Institute - Best LW Running Shoes, Ultrafly
October 2016
BodyBuilding.com - 4 Tools for Strong Runners - ST-2
"The best hill-sprint shoe I've tried is the ST-2 from Topo Athletic. These weigh next to nothing and are zero-dropped, making it easy to transfer during sprints."
BodyBuilding.com - 4 Tools for Strong Runners - ST-2
BodyBuilding.com - 4 Tools for Strong Runners - ST-2
October 2016
Competitor - Shoe of the Week - ST-2
"The most salient quality of the ST-2 is the versatility that makes it an ideal travel shoe."
Competitor - Shoe of the Week - ST-2
Competitor - Shoe of the Week - ST-2
November 2016
Runner's World - Video Review - ST-2
"Our wear testers really loved this fit and said it almost felt like a sock."
Runner's World - Video Review - ST-2
Runner's World - Video Review - ST-2
November 2016
Runner's World - ST-2
"A stretchy mesh is soft against your skin—whether you wear socks or not. Plus there’s no rigid heel counter, so you can pack the shoe flat in a bag if you’re traveling."
Runner's World - ST-2
Runner's World - ST-2
November 2016
Runner's World - Fli-Lyte 2
"Sneak Peek at Cool New Running Gear"
Runner's World - Fli-Lyte 2
Runner's World - Fli-Lyte 2
December 2016
Men's Health MT-2
The Best Running Shoes of 2016
Men's Health MT-2
Men's Health MT-2
December 2016
Wear Tested - ST-2
Racing and Traveling with the Topo Athletic ST-2
Wear Tested - ST-2
Wear Tested - ST-2
December 2016
RunFarGirl.com - Terraventure
"The Terraventure is definitely going to be my go to for the trails from now on. It’s durability and ruggedness make it a great choice for terrain in this area."
RunFarGirl.com - Terraventure
RunFarGirl.com - Terraventure
December 2016
Muscles and Miles - Terraventure
"This shoe works – it’s light, it has a narrow body and wide toe box, aggressive grip and the colors are spot on."
Muscles and Miles - Terraventure
Muscles and Miles - Terraventure
December 2016
Gear Junkie - Ultrafly
"The Fli-Lyte 2 is a soft, responsive, and flexible ride. The shape allows the toes to spread and splay, and an updated upper mesh offers additional structure and durability without affecting weight or breathability."
Gear Junkie - Ultrafly
Gear Junkie - Ultrafly
January 2017
Active Junky - Editor's Pick - Terraventure
Editor's Pick
Active Junky - Editor's Pick - Terraventure
Active Junky - Editor's Pick - Terraventure
January 2017
Runner Click - Terraventure
"Go off course a bit and hit the back country trail with the Terraventure. Here you have their award winning, staple design incorporated with features specific for tackling trail terrain."
Runner Click - Terraventure
Runner Click - Terraventure
January 2017
Women's Running - Terraventure
“The Topo (Terraventure) is one shoe that I put my foot in and automatically knew it was quality.”
Women's Running - Terraventure
Women's Running - Terraventure
February 2017
Triathlete - ST-2
"What makes this shoe special is how easily it flexes, and its mildly reinforces stretch mesh upper that conforms to almost any foot shape"
Triathlete - ST-2
Triathlete - ST-2
March 2017
Runner's World - Terraventure
"The most cushioned Topo trail shoe, the Terraventure has the versatility to get you from the door to the trail"
Runner's World - Terraventure
Runner's World - Terraventure
March 2017
Competitor - Terraventure
"It's one of the best shoes we've reviewed for being able to tackle all types of terrain, from smooth dirt paths to rugged , rocky routes and everything in between."
Competitor - Terraventure
Competitor - Terraventure
March 2017
MusclesandMiles.com - Ultrafly
"This shoe will give your foot a big hug, but it won’t smush your toes together. That means, the Ultrafly is narrow through the mid foot and still has a wide toe box for the coveted toe splay"
MusclesandMiles.com - Ultrafly
MusclesandMiles.com - Ultrafly
March 2017
Feed The Habit - Terraventure
"I’d go so far as calling (3mm) the Goldilocks of shoe drop and absolutely love these shoes right out of the box."
Feed The Habit - Terraventure
Feed The Habit - Terraventure
May 2017
Muscles and Miles - Fli-Lyte 2
"The Fli-Lyte’s are…light. But, they have a bit more stucture than some of the other light shoes on the market so they are suitable for a variety of distances."
Muscles and Miles - Fli-Lyte 2
Muscles and Miles - Fli-Lyte 2
May 2017
Runblogger - Terraventure
"Topo had a great year last year with the MT-2 and Hydroventure and has built upon that with a more heavily lugged and slightly higher cushioned Terraventure."
Runblogger - Terraventure
Runblogger - Terraventure
May 2017
Gearist - ST-2
"With a collapsible heel, breathable mesh, and light weight, the ST-2 is a competitive runner’s dream."
Gearist - ST-2
Gearist - ST-2
April 2017
Footwear News - Topo Athletic
"Why Runners Today are Buying Sneakers From Lesser-Known Brands"
Footwear News - Topo Athletic
Footwear News - Topo Athletic
June 2017