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Hydroventure is the lightest waterproof trail shoe on the market today. A single-layer eVent® waterproof membrane combines with a breathable upper mesh and lining for a lightweight, supple feel not often found in waterproof shoes. The EVA midsole and full-length flexible rock plate protect against stone bruising, while delivering a smooth, responsive ride. A full-length lug rubber outsole combines multidirectional traction with mud/snow release design features.

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Specs

  • Best For:Trail Running
  • Stack Height:23mm (heel) // 20mm (forefoot)
  • Heel to Toe Drop:3MM
  • Weight:8.1 oz (Size 7)
  • Cushion:
    Less
    More
  • Support:
    Neutral
    Stability
  • Pliability:
    Flexible
    Stiff

Why We Love It

  • Roomy Toe BoxRoomy Toe Box

    Roomy Toe Box

    Anatomical toe box allows toes to spread naturally and comfortably.

  • Printed Upper PatternPrinted Upper Pattern

    Printed Upper Pattern

    Eliminates seams while reducing weight.

  • Breathable and WaterproofBreathable and Waterproof

    Breathable and Waterproof

    eVent™ DVdryLT one-piece upper provides total waterproof protection while remaining light and breathable.

  • Rock Protection PlateRock Protection Plate

    Rock Protection Plate

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

Ratings & Reviews

Ratings Snapshot

Average Customer Ratings

Overall
4.7

Good fit, keep out the water, but clunky for a minimalist runner

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I typically run in minimal shoes (Vivobarefoot, Merrell) but needed something that would be warmer and not allow slush/puddles to soak through in cold/wet conditions, and there were no minimal shoe options that fit that bill so these were the best thing I found. They certainly do the job of keeping the water out and I appreciate the roomy toe box, but they would be better if they were zero-drop (3 mm is not much, but I feel the difference) and if the soles were about half as thick and more flexible. Hydroventure Lite, maybe?

The Best!

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I am a Topo Ambassador and love the hydroventure. It is by far the lightest and most stable of any trail shoe I have worn. I am an Ultra Runner and have experienced many trail runs! What I also love about this shoe is the rock protection plate and the high traction outsole. I have used these shoes in trails and on beaches! They feel extremely comfortable and handle the demands my feet put on them. The roomy toe box is so incredible. With my feet swelling after 100 miles I do not ever get blisters! The best!!!!

Love 'em!

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Got my first pair last year and they are excellent. Be it puddle stomping, mud, volcano rock trails, dry dusty paths, my feet have stayed clean and dry and the stablility and fit are great. I just wish they had more color options :)

I promise these shoes keep your feet dry!

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I'm a Topo Ambassador and I can't say enough good things about these shoes! These shoes have kept my feet dry and warm through many snowy runs and muddy hikes and trail runs. I even completely submerged one of my feed in a mud puddle that turned out to be much deeper than I anticipated and my foot STAYED COMPLETELY DRY! My only regret is that I didn't order these shoes sooner! They do run slightly small, although I was able to order my regular size and am very comfortable in them. No blisters and no wet feet!

Best Shoes Evah!

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I have over 70 years of experience wearing shoes and these are the most comfortable pair I've ever had. So many things about these shoes are spot on. They are built to fit feet. The tongue is just the right length and doesn't have the unnecessary padding that some other brands have, which means the tongue on these never slips to one side or the other but always stays centered. You don't have to pull the whole shoe open to get your foot in and then cinch the laces tight to get the shoe to fit your foot. The laces stay tied. The best part is the toe box, wide enough for real feet.

Best Shoes Evah! Part 2

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I did size up 1/2 size to accommodate a longer second toe and they are perfect. I love the way that rocks are no problem on pavement, gravel or trails-I hardly notice them. I wear these for walking, mountain biking, and CrossFit and they feel great all day. No more heel pain, or toe pain with these. I have two pairs so far and alternate them but I can see more in my future, although after 4 months they don't show any wear at all.

Best Work Shoe, Ever!

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Bought these at Sonoma Outfitters in Santa Rosa, CA, USA. Needed great shoes for work in the office at our construction supply business, for working at my stand-up desk, with good upper shoe protection, arch supports, waterproof, etc., for our industrial environment (in the office, we don't need workboots, but do need enclosed shoes). These are my new FAVORITE shoes! The heel is small & front of the shoe is roomy! I'm an arch support fanatic, and these feel fantastic - - - after trying on around 10 other pairs of shoes when buying. I don't run, but these are a perfect fit for my standing, walk around job, grandson chasing, yard working life. I'm on the website looking at all their options, now. On a side note ... Hey Topo, consider expanding your marketing info to the sedentary set, too! These shoes are great for waaaay more than running! Anyone who loves arch & footbed support, stands/walks for work or home, & a great snug heel / roomy toebox shoe will LOVE your shoes! Thanks!

Winter/Spring Go To

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As an ambassador that believes in all things Topo, it pains me to give this only a 4 star rating; but I have to for one reason:
My newest pair didn't last NEARLY as long as my original pair did before the eVent broke down and it was no longer waterproof.
It still lasted about 200 miles of wintery snowshoeing, but that first pair is still nearly completely waterproof after a good THOUSAND miles and counting.

The tech for this waterproof shoe is such a massive step up from the Gortex we see in most waterproof models. My feet can actually breathe in the Hydroventure without becoming a sweat pile.
Since the shoe has a rock plate, it's stiffer than (the very similar in fit) MT2, but that works well for me since I wear these mostly snowshoeing and snowshoe running. It's also great in the dreary PNW in fall and spring when everything is wet. The 3mm drop is a great overall pleaser for most, including me!

If you're looking for a winter running or snowshoeing shoe, this is the one for you.

Awesome trail runners

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I have done a few runs in a variety of conditions in these shoes, and so far I love them. I have run with these on dirt trails, rocky desert trails, packed snow, fresh snow, and with micro spikes on snow/ice- and they have performed great and kept my feet dry. I had never had low drop shoes, or shoes with the wide toe box. I did order a half size up, and they fit pretty good (just a little long and loose in the heel, but my toes hit in the regular size). Luckily, I saw that someone mentioned the lacing options page, and maybe everyone already knows this, but I had never seen this, and it helped a lot with my heel slipping (https://www.topoathletic.com/lacing-options). They are also lighter than my previous waterproof trail shoes. I do agree with everyone else that the colors aren't great. I decided to try a lower drop/wider toe box shoe after many months of dealing with runner's knee and some foot/toe issues. So far, my knee is much better and so are my toes!