SKU: W047
Women's | Trail

MTN Racer 2

$145.00
81%
of respondents would recommend this to a friend
Pink/Blue
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Product Overview

MTN Racer 2 takes on technical trails, in a lightweight, nimble, and rugged package. The second edition of these women's trail shoes and racers features a new mesh upper with increased breathability. We added an external TPU heel counter to keep the foot locked in over the platform for a stable ride. The updated 3-piece midsole offers light guidance and now features ZipFoam™ for additional response underfoot. The durable Vibram® Megagrip outsole delivers the ultimate grip on any surface, wet or dry.

Specs

  • Best For:Trail Running
  • Stack Height:30mm (heel) // 25mm (forefoot)
  • Heel to Toe Drop: 5MM
  • Weight:8 oz (W7)
  • Gaiter Compatible: Yes
  • Rock Plate: No
  • Cushion:
    Responsive
    Balanced
    Cushioned
  • Support:
    Neutral
    Light Stability
  • Pliability:
    Flexible
    Moderate
    Firm

Why We Love It

  • Gaiter Compatible

    Offers additional protection from dirt, rocks, and twigs on the trails
    (sold separately).

  • 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.

  • More Cushioning and Resilience

    Proprietary midsole compound which is springier than EVA and offers more rebound over the life of the shoe.

In The Press

This Will Be Up There As One of the Best Trail Shoes of 2021

"The midsole in the MTN Racer 2 is a new, lighter compound with varying densities. Overall, the ride is more of a moderately soft sensation, and it really rolls through the stride even when the going gets rough."

Review Snapshot

4.1

37 ReviewsWrite a Review
81%
of respondents would recommend this to a friend

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

great traction and fit for mountain ultra running

I am a mountain ultra runner and absolutely love these shoes. The material and fit is even better than the first mountain racer. I get great traction on steep rocky mountain trails. I recently wore them for the first half of a 100 miler and they were perfect. I used to be an altra fan but the altras...

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Most Liked Negative Review

Fantastic feel, underwhelmed with the durability

I switched from Altra to Topo about six months ago. I love the Mountain Racer for trail running and the Zephyr for road. Ive been anxiously awaiting the release of the mountain racer 2, and was recently able to purchase them on a trip to the US. The feel was fantastic and a bit more flexible than th...

Reviewed by 37 customers

Light and Comfortable Shoe

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By Jill

From Salt Lake City

This shoe can be adjusted to fit snuggly in heel and mid foot while maintaining a roomy toe box which makes my ankle and arch more stable. There is not pinching or rubbing. The shoe feels one with my foot.. Its lightweight and moderately cushioned. It has some traction. It's a very comfortable and great for trail running and trail walking. Keep making this shoe but also make a waterproof version for wet and winter conditions.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Love the roomy toe box, lightweight, and support.

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By Kate

From Phoenix

Verified Buyer

Comments about MTN Racer 2

As soon as l saw a runner friend wearing and raving about his running shoes Topos l bought a pair for hiking w my dogs daily. This is probably my 7th pair. I typically buy two pairs of a trail running shoe a year to hike. First time l didn't buy the gortex version bc it's still summer here. Love them.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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My favorite shoe!

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By Wendy

From Portland, OR

Verified Buyer

Comments about MTN Racer 2

Got these to replace an older pair and I was not disappointed!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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offset is sooo much nicer!

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By Lisa

From San Rafael, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about MTN Racer 2

Surprised at how comfy these were straight from the box. Super soft on pavement and hardpacked dirt.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Good purchase

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By Leslie

From New York City

Verified Buyer

Comments about MTN Racer 2

I began daily walking in May and then progressed to Nordic Walking in July. Found Topo online after I wrecked my feet using ill fitting shoes (not wide enough) that I got at a pro shop (!). The width is fine and my friction blisters have subsided. I feel very secure in these shoes. Would highly recommend.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Great to wear in all situations.

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By Brett

From Evansville,IN

Verified Buyer

Comments about MTN Racer 2

Very comfortable working out in the gym, as well as, a good lifestyle sho.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Have them a workout up Bright Angel trail in Grand Canyon NP

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By Kelley

From Memphis

Verified Buyer

Comments about MTN Racer 2

Great shoe. Second third pair of Topos. Love this brand.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Awesome shoe, colorway = Acadia Mountains!

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By Valerie

From Ohio

Mostly a weekend warrior with 10 - 25 mile day hikes or 2 - 7 night backpacking trips. These shoes are fantastic (long time Lone Peak Altra user for comparison). Took them for a technical hike in Acadia and they were amazing. Perfect grip on slick granite boulders, really secure around the ankle with no slipping, ideal toe box. My only complaint is the colors, but they matched the lichen covered boulders perfectly! (But seriously, I'd much prefer black/gray/brown).

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The colors of Acadia!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Wide toe box and excellent stability.

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By Nancy

From Pocatello, Idaho

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Comments about MTN Racer 2

I like the grippy sole, wide toe box, and perfect shock absorption that is cushy but you can still feel the terrain.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Excellent Trail Shoe

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By Erika

From Sacramento, Ca

Verified Buyer

Comments about MTN Racer 2

These are the most comfortable trail shoes I've had in a long time. They work well in any terrain. I've worn them in the mud and on technically and rocky trails. I have a bad knee and I don't feel a thing running in these shoes!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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