Women's | Trail
Named a trail shoe “Best Buy” by Runner’s World ®, the MT-2 delivers lightweight comfort, performance, and versatility at an affordable price. A breathable, durable mesh upper features a fully gusseted tongue to keep out dirt and debris. The 23/20mm platform (3mm drop) delivers ample cushioning and response. A full-length lug rubber outsole combines multidirectional traction with mud/snow release design features.
Why We Love It
Roomy Toe Box
Anatomical toe box allows toes to spread naturally and comfortably.
Lightweight Breathable Materials
For a '2nd Skin' fit and feel.
Printed Upper Pattern
Eliminates seams while reducing weight.
High Traction Outsole
Combines multidirectional traction, heel braking lugs, and mud/snow release design features.
Ratings & Reviews
Average Customer Ratings
Very comfortable but not durable
by Jules M
I LOVED these shoes BUT they are not very durable. The sole is but the upper is not at all. Debating getting another pair but not sure if the fabric of the upper has been improved......tried contacting company with no success.
*Topo note: our customer service team reached out to this customer to follow up on her concerns. We updated the MT-2 mesh in early 2017 and this customer's MT-2s were an older mesh style.*
These were my first pair of Topo's. Very comfortable and durable. Great for trail use. Little slick on wet rocks so I'm going to try the Terraventure next. I wear them hiking, trail running, and general day use.
Great Trail Shoe
This is a very lightweight, comfortable and versatile shoe. I am more of a hiker than trail runner but I loved being able to switch out my winter hiking boots for these today! I was a little worried about grip on wet mossy roots and rocks, and that I might feel every rock but these performed as well as the boots and were so much lighter!
Rock plate not needed
I can't speak to the original MT; but have owned several pairs of the MT-2 and have gotten more than 800 miles out of each of my pairs (I still have a pair from 2016 that feels great with no tearing).
I love the gusseted tongue of the MT-2 so that tying my shoes are super quick and fuss-free (especially re-tying during a trail run). It also seems to keep any little excess debris out of the shoe.
The shoe drains fairly well and takes less time to dry than the Terraventures/Hydroventures. The printed sections of the upper are waterproof runs through shallow puddles will most likely leave the foot dry, which is great!
The MT-2 is the only Topo trail shoe without a rock plate, so I love this shoe for it's super flexibility on gravel, or soft packed trails. I'm a Topo ambassador so I own all the trail shoes Topo Athletic has to offer, and this one is, to me, the most versatile. It's my go-to for trail races in Seattle, where they often are mixed terrain.
Great for trail and road running
by Y Lee
The MT-2 is my go-to shoes for my weekly runs from my house to a nearby trail because they are great for road running and provide the right amount of support for trail running. They are super light trail shoes; great to pack for traveling and hiking. I especially love the material of their shoelaces- because they hold tight and do not get loosen up easily.
I am a Topo Athletic Ambassador.
This is my second pair of Topos. Previously tried the Runventure and loved them but found the upper shoe to not be quite durable enough for the technical trails I tend to run so I decided to give these a try. The fit is 1/2 size smaller than the runventure. I love the roomy toe box and grip of the sole. Very disappointed in the tongue of the shoe. It is so short it barely comes to the upper edge of the shoe. It is quite painful to run downhill in because there is a large bump created by the tongue and upper shoe. Unfortunately I have worn these shoes 3 times and don't think I can wear them again due to this.
Versatile trail shoe
by Holly B
This is a great trail shoe for running in the woods, dirt roads and even roads. I even hike/run some small mountains in NH with these shoes. I finished my first 50k trail Ultra wearing my Mt-2s. For new trail runners this is a great shoe to start with because of its versatility. The improvements in the fabric have greatly improved the overall quality of the shoe. I am a Topo Ambassador.
I love these shoes. I have gone through two pairs and am about to purchase my third. I can confirm the upper material of the earlier model was not robust enough, and that the manufacturer has successfully addressed the problem in the later model. I use these for both road and trail as my runs take me across both terrains. I have also used these for light hiking where ankle support wasn’t critical. They are flexible and comfortable as Topo shoes usually are, but I find these to be the perfect mix for road, trail, and everyday comfort.