Pursuit delivers our first cushioned, zero drop trail runner, built to inspire confidence on the trails with a comfortable, durable, and grippy ride. The tightly woven mesh upper provides excellent breathability and durability, with strategically placed overlays in high-abrasion areas. The 0-drop, 28 mm platform offers a completely neutral alignment from your heel to your toes, promoting a midfoot strike and natural stride with ample cushioning. The OrthoLite® Performance Insole and ZipFoam™ midsole provide a seriously comfortable ride with long-term resilience. The outsole features Vibram® Megagrip for unparalleled grip and traction on all terrain, while optimally spaced lugs ensure quick mud and snow release.
Why We Love It
Completely neutral drop for the most natural running experience.
Keeping sustainability in mind to help keep waste out of landfills.
Roomy Toe Box
Anatomical toe box allows toes to spread naturally and comfortably.
Unparalleled grip and traction and durability from the leaders in technical outsoles.
"One thing that will stick out to runners is the step-in feel. The foot-shaped toe box is dialed in all the way around. Whether you have a wide foot or not, this shoe should please your feet. The rounded toe box feels roomy, yet I had zero issues with movement in the forefoot because of the security in the back two-thirds."
It's very difficult to find a shoe that has a wide toe box, AND narrow heel, AND high arch reference. These are IT!! Thank you!
Comments about Pursuit
I run/hike on technical trails about 3 miles a day. The Pursuits have enough room in the toe box, which was the most important feature for me. Also important is the stability and snug fit in the mid-foot, which provide support when the trails are angled across cliffs and hillsides. I love my Altra Lone Peaks, but they do not provide lateral support when the trails require it.
I bought these for hiking and walking. The shoes were comfortable, the toe box perfect, right out of the box. The next day we went for a 2 mile hike on the trails in our local state park. The grip is amazing and my feet were happy, no chafing at all. Looking forward to more and longer hikes in the Grand Tetons next month. Very pleased with this purchase👍
I love this new Topo shoe! The toe box is roomy and these are zero drop shoes. The cushioning is awesome for rocky trails! The only thing I don't like is the tongue. I constantly shift it while lacing, but still sometimes the attachment mesh gets caught and hurts the top of my foot. If the tongue wasn't attached to the shoe, I would give it five stars. I can't thank Topo enough for making a zero-drop, cushioned shoe!
I gave this a 4/5 stars because the top of the shoe and tongue bites into my midfoot. I tried lacing it several ways (see Topo's lacing suggestions on their website), which helped, but I still had the issue and the shoe bothered me constantly. And, lacing the shoe too loosely negates the lateral support and my foot moved around inside the shoe. I should mention that I have had trouble with other models/brands biting into my foot, so this is probably a "me" problem and not a shoe problem. This shoe is slightly heavier than some other models but it is a workhorse. I tried this shoe hiking, and on a very hard trail that had everything - wet clay, mud, rock scrambling, loose rocky terrain, steep hills, etc. It performed like a champ. It was sticky on the rocks, even with wet clay on the bottom. The mud/clay on the bottom would shed off quickly. I ran in temps 50-70 degrees and didn't have a problem with the warmth of the shoe. I usually am not a fan of Topo color schemes, but the Sage color was nice. I ordered my usual shoe size for Topo shoes and it fit perfectly. Side note: I own Dirty Girl Gaiters which do not use the Topo gaiter system, so for my Topo shoes I attach with velcro to the back of the shoe and it works perfectly.
Just like every shoe currently on the market - these shoes have the toe upward and put your skeletal weight on your heels! What's up with shoe designers ?
Comfortable and good looking, but did not hold up well along the collar. The material along the inside of the collar fell apart within a month, and contact with customer service claimed it was from my gait (as if my feet brush along each other when I walk, which they do not) and suggested I add tape to the shoes. This has never been an issue with any other brand of shoe I own, only Topo. I wish Topo would improve the durability of their shoes in this area.