Outside the box.
When thinking back about the last few pairs of trail running shoes you've had, most of your assessments start with "I liked them, but...". Whether fit, durability, or feel were off in your last few pairs, it made a difference in your run quality. If you're up for a change, give the Topo Athletic Men's Terraventure Running Shoe a try. Topo Athletic shoes emphasize a fit that conforms to the shape of your foot, not the other way around, using low heel-to-toe drop, roomy toe boxes, and lightweight materials to create shoes that you'll barely feel as you dance up steep climbs and dodge root lattices in the woods.
The Terraventure sits in the middle of Topo Athletic's trail line for men, not as light as the feathery MT-2, but without the waterproofing of the Hydroventure. It comes with a burlier outsole that suits it to more rugged trails than those the MT-2 was developed for, with deep rubber lugs and a rock plate to protect against sharp jabs. Of course, Topo crafts the Terraventure with uppers almost identical to its siblings. Seamless and heavy on airy mesh, the Terraventure's uppers won't trap heat around your toes on a sticky summer day, but they feature just enough support to keep your midfoot locked securely in place for stability.
- Mix up your routine with this lightweight trail shoe
- Minimal 3mm drop caters to a midfoot/forefoot strike
- Neutral support ideal for runners who don't overpronate
- Wide toe box and mesh uppers aim to reduce hot spots
- Lugged rubber outsole digs in on slick singletrack
- Newcomer Topo Athletic creates running shoes that provide a natural fit
- Q & A
These are some of the best trail shoes around. Really wanted to like Altra for the cushion and wide toe box but the durability and heel just werenât up to snuff. These are durable, cushioned, low drop, and snug in the heel and arch! Well done Topo! Iâll be back for more of these for sure. Very true to size!