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A Lighter and More Breathable Upper That Is Well-Suited for Road Running

"The most noteworthy feature of the Phantom is the debut of Topo’s new Zipfoam midsole compound, which is a TPU/EVA based foam that provides full length, lightweight cushioning and added resilience to the cushion in the shoe."

Product Overview

A 30mm x 25mm stack height and 5mm drop makes the new Phantom Topo’s most cushioned road running shoe. These extra cushion running shoes feature strategically placed rubber adds traction and durability where needed; Zipfoam™, a proprietary new midsole compound that delivers more cushioning and long-term resilience than traditional EVA. Our Phantom running shoes feature a breathable engineered mesh upper with lightly printed overlays and an external TPU heel counter to help keep the runner secure over the platform. These street running shoes are excellent for distance training.

Specs

  • Best For:Road Running
  • Stack Height:30mm (heel) // 25mm (forefoot)
  • Heel to Toe Drop: 5MM
  • Weight:8.1 oz (W7)
  • Cushion:
    Responsive
    Balanced
    Cushioned
  • Support:
    Neutral
    Light Stability
  • Pliability:
    Flexible
    Moderate
    Firm

Why We Love It

  • Zip Foam

    More Cushioning and Resilience

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

  • Roomy Toe BoxRoomy Toe Box

    Roomy Toe Box

    Anatomical toe box allows toes to spread naturally and comfortably.

  • Lightweight Breathable MaterialsLightweight Breathable Materials

    Lightweight Breathable Materials

    For a '2nd Skin' fit and feel.

  • 5MM Drop5MM Drop

    5MM Drop

    Our highest available drop allows you to access natural running with more under-heel cushioning.

Review Snapshot

4.3

Rated 4.27 out of 5 stars
48 ReviewsWrite a Review
94%
of respondents would recommend this to a friend

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Super Comfortable

I'd been running in the Ultrafly 2s and liked them as well but was excited that Topo was coming out with a more cushioned shoe and purchased my Phantoms as soon as they were available. I love them. They are so comfortable (a friend who is trying Topos for the first time and got the Phantoms says t...

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Most Liked Negative Review

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Great cushion, shoe is just not long enough

I wear a women's size 11 in every other running shoe, 5'10" tall and 165 lbs, running approx. 20 - 25 miles per week. This is my review after a 4-mile run. PRO: Cushioning felt springy through the run - no heel or arch soreness afterward. I liked being able to feel the road as my foot rocked f...

Reviewed by 48 customers

Nice color and comfort too!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By Anne

From MA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Phantom

I need space for my wider footbed and was referred to Topo Athletic by my foot doctor. My feet are comfortable in them and now squished toes! I love that! Comfort!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Absolutely!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By Ginger

From Caldwell, Idaho

Verified Buyer

Comments about Phantom

Perfect right out of the box! Size 7.5, 8.2 ounces. Felt like I had no weight on my feet! Wide toe box is fantastic. No rubbing, didn't bother my Achilles as other shoes have with coming up too high in the back. These have been PERFECT! I'm so glad I discovered TOPO'S!

Absolutely!
Running Happy!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Excellent

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By Jen

From Boston MA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Phantom

Don't usually write reviews for shoes but these were fantastic. so comfortable for 12 miles right out of the box. Will definitely buy again!

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I have bought the phantom over and over again.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By Allison

From Gulf Breeze, FL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Phantom

I run in my Topo Phantoms several times a week. I love the roominess of the toe box.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Love

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By Tracy

From Portland, OR

Verified Buyer

Comments about Phantom

I use these shoes primarily for walking and weightlifting as I feel they're a little too heavy of a shoe for me to run in. But the toe box is super wide and the shoe is fantastically comfortable

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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I would buy them again and again

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By Pam Triathlete

From Amesbury, MA

This year, I completed a Run MA Challenge. That is 645 miles in 5 and half months. And ran 3 Half marathons too. The Phantoms were perfect. I like the toe box is wide and heel narrow which allows my feet to swell without any discomfort. Before I ran with Topo, I wore Brooks Ghost and had to wear an insert which created issues many times. Never had problems with Topo running shoes. These running shoes are light and cushioned.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Excellent Running Shoe!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By JABQ

From New Mexico

Verified Buyer

Comments about Phantom

Love the roomy toe box! These shoes are well cushioned, comfortable, light and surprisingly fast. I absolutely love this running shoe. I've already bought two backup pairs for when I wear these out (just in case Topo stops making these which I hope never happens).

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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No more got pain

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By C

From Huntsville

Verified Buyer

Comments about Phantom

Work on concrete all day. Walk every day also. The low drop feels natural and foot pain is gone!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Game changing for beginning runner

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By Lauren123

From Oklahoma

I have been halfheartedly trying to run for the past couple years but always had pretty bad ankle/shin pain limiting me from ever pushing past about 1 mile. I got these shoes recently and have been able to run further and easier than ever with virtually 0 ankle pain. I had my feet scanned at a running store and this was their recommendation and running is actually achievable now.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Great shoes!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By Lorraine

From Undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Phantom

The overall comfort , arch support and wide toe box are perfect for my feet! Great cushion and stability. Will buy again!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Q&A

Showing 1 out of 1 Questions

Q

do you offer any of the shoes in Wide?

Asked by Karen
Verified Reply - MelanieHi Karen, we currently only offer one width in all of our shoes, which are more like a D-width in the forefoot (B width in the midfoot and heel) for women, and E-width (D-width in the midfoot and heel) for men. We hope to offer "wide" shoes in the future sometime!
Reviewed by 48 customers