Women's | Trail
Combining the lightness of a running shoe with the rugged durability of a trail shoe, the Terraventure 2 features a 2-density injected EVA midsole on a rugged Vibram® XS Trek outsole. Deeper, more generously spaced lugs improve underfoot traction in mud and slush and a flexible forefoot rock plate adds protection against rocks and roots. With a fully gusseted tongue, the durable mesh and PU printed upper now features drainage ports for water release and quicker drying. A 5mm anti-microbial Ortholite® footbed resists compression set and odor and our uniquely fitted gaiter attachment makes it compatible with our stretch nylon Topo gaiter (optional and sold separately). Like all Topo Athletic shoes, these durable trail running shoes feature a roomy toe box and a snug fit along the waist and heel.
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.
Rock Protection Plate
Flexible ESS rock plate protects against stone bruising caused by sharp rocks and roots.
Unparalleled grip and traction and durability from the leaders in technical outsoles.
Comfortable, anti-compression footbed with anti-microbial properties.
Ratings & Reviews
Average Customer Ratings
Wide toe box and dry feet
I bought these shoes- looking for a low to zero drop. I love the wide toe box. I am not a runner, but I work on my feet all day and my tailors bunions require wide toe boxes. I tried to wear them without an orthotic, but ended up having to use them. My orthotic raises my heel in my shoe making my heel have a little movement,
Luckily my heel does not fully slip out of the shoe.
I used these for a 5K walk in the wet grass and I was the only one there with dry feet!
Amazing! But they don't last long
These are one of my favourite shoes from a comfort and fit perspective, but I can't give them a higher score because of the durability. The soles started to come apart after 30 miles, and at just over 200 miles my foot has burst through the uppers (I usually get 350-500 miles out of an off road shoe).
BUT they are the perfect fit for my wide feet. They have a roomy toe box without being sloppy and hold my heel and mid foot in place for really technical trails. The grip is perfect for dry and moderately wet trails and they handle both dirt and rock admirably with little slip. The soles are an excellent balance of flexibility and protection. I wear them for cross country, mountain running, fell racing, and short bits of tarmac to get between trails. Putting them on is like wearing a hug.
So, I love these shoes, I just don't think they represent good value for the durability.
This is my second pair of Terraventures, as I also ordered and loved the first model. Just like my first pair, these have great traction, and have done a nice job on a variety of trails, from dirt to rocky. The upper in these also seems a little more durable than my first pair of terraventures- although they held up pretty well. I probably would have given my first pair five stars, because the fit seemed a little more locked in. Both versions have a great toe-box, but the newest model seems to run a tad bit big for me in the heel area. And while it doesn't affect performance, I also preferred the colors of the original terraventures. I didn't like any of the color choices of the new model, but still ordered because I really like these shoes! In most athletic shoes, I wear an 8 1/2, but in these, the hydroventure, and the runventure, I size up to a 9.
Love these but agree with another reviewer they seem too small/tight though for me only in forefoot. I love them so much I’m going to keep them and just not wear socks.
Good cushioning, excellent traction on steep rocky trails and my foot doesn’t slip around at all, just pinching my toes together too tightly.
Warning: will encourage running downhill at ridiculous speeds!
These shoes make me feel like a mountain goat! The upper hugs the foot just right so that there's no slip and the soles stick like gecko-feet! My area features very rocky and steep trails but in these shoes I feel confident that my foot will stay where I put it even when tearing down a steep rocky descents.
In constructive criticism: I was a little disappointed by how quickly I started to tear a hole in the side of the uppers (less than 300 miles) but they did get some hard use. I could also use maybe an extra couple of mm off the end of my toes. Maybe I should have gone up .5 size but I didn't want to increase the width. Finally, in my dream world these would be zero drop. Still my favorite shoe though.
i like so much about these shoes! light and responsive, but with enough cushion to protect from the roots and rocks. i thought they'd be great for an upcoming ultra. unfortunately, they cause numbness in my big toe/inner foot after a couple miles. maybe from something in pressing on a nerve? i've never experienced that in any other shoes. it's too bad, since these seem otherwise great. hopefully these work well for other folks!
Has potential, but fit needs improvements.
This shoe was exactly what I was looking for in terms of weight, responsiveness, and what it can be used for technically, but improvements need to be made for a better fit.Positives: I like the vibram outsole, the cushioning, responsiveness, and almost bouncy feel. I also like that they are not too heavy, and that there is a little bit of a drop from heel to toe. The fit, however, feels sloppy from the heel through the middle of the foot (exactly where it should feel snug). My heel slides around and there is not a nice 'hug' through the middle.The toebox, on the other had, feels small. The lacing extends too far forward toward the toes, and the stiff material surrounding the tongue presses on my toes when I walk/run, causing uncomfortable pressure and numbness. I wish these had worked for me. I like this brand and I think the products are of good quality. Hopefully improvements are made with the next version of this shoe so that I can try buying again in the future.
Light, Comfortable and Versatile
This is my new favorite go to shoe! I have worn it in a half marathon and 20k trail race recently - both with several creek crossings and A LOT of mud. These shoes seemed to shed the water well and held up in the slick mud and slippery roots. I felt sure footed and confident on all types of terrain. I highly recommend this shoe.
Order 1/2 Size Up
This is my 5th pair of Topo shoes. I love them and I am a loyal customer. These are hard to review though, because they are too small. I ordered the same size as all my other shoes. I will either be returning them or exchanging them for 0.5 size larger. A little frustrating. Why don't you at least tell people these run small and save everyone the hassle.
My New Favorite Pair of Shoes
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE!! TOPOS ARE INCREDIBLE! I HAVE TRULY FALLEN IN LOVE WITH THIS BRAND!
THE TERRAVENTURES ARE SOO COMFORTABLE TO WALK IN! I AM SO HAPPY I GAVE THEM A TRY!