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The Running Event 2019 Show Wrap-Up

The Running Event brings together almost every major brand under one roof to show off the upcoming year’s lineup to both retailers and press alike. We had the opportunity to attend and it was awesome to see what some folks have in store for the running community this coming year. We will breakdown each brand in a moment, but it’s important to look at the pervasive trends before diving deeper. TRENDS Male ...

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Topo ST 3 2

Shoe Review: Topo Athletics ST-3

Topo Athletic hits us again with another update, this time on the road side with their new ST-3s. This super light and zero drop shoe gets a bit of a rework, so again we put it in the hands of our capable testers to capture both the good and the bad. Construction: Upper The upper on the ST-3 uses a full engineered mesh just with an updated pattern. The heel cup itself ...

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Topo Athletic MTN Racer 3

Shoe Review: Topo Athletic MTN Racer

Topo Athletic has gone all in this last year in terms of refining and broadening their line to ensure they have representation across multiple aspects of road and trail running. Never is this truer than with the release of the latest in their trail arsenal, the MTN Racer. This is their latest and most dynamic trail runner and while it features a number of elements that their other trail show, ...

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Topo Athletic MT 3 Mens 1

Shoe Review: Topo Athletic MT-3

Topo Athletics updates there MT trail line up with the new MT-3. This is really your everyday trail runner that sits at a comfortable spot in the lineup against their Terraventure and new MTN Racer models. It is not a highly technical shoe by any means, but as a shoe you can just throw on and drop into any trail it is pretty successful. We gave it the his and ...

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Topo Athletic Phantom 3

Shoe Review: Topo Athletic Phantom

Topo Athletics has consistently maintained a solid lineup across the road and trail running ecosystem, but they have always lacked in one model... a high cushion road runner. The Phantom is here to fix that and finally brings something for those customers looking for a higher stack height, a bit more cushion as well as a bit more foot security. We think it is something they have missed all along ...

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Topo Athletic Terraventure 2 2

Shoe Review: Topo Athletic Terraventure 2

Topo Athletics had a great shoe with the original Terraventure and now with the updated Terraventure 2, they have fixed a lot of the issues found in the original especially when it comes to traction. We handed it over to our his and hers testers and have the results. Construction: Upper The upper on the Terraventure 2 sees am overhaul from the original, making it now softer and more flexible. They are ...

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TopoAthletic UltraventureW 2

Shoe Review: Topo Athletic Ultraventure

Topo Athletic is coming on strong with this year‘s lineup to say the least and this is nevermore clear been in the new Ultraventure. This well cushioned trail runner is definitely here to take on the big boys in the trail running game and we put it through its paces to see if it truly stacks up. Our initial thoughts, Altra and Hoka beware… Topo Athletic is coming for you. Construction: ...

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TopoAthletic RunVenture Hero2

Shoe Review: Topo Athletic Runventure 2

The Runventure 2 is a welcome update to the Topo Athletic lineup as they look to solidify their model lineup and assign each shoe more appropriately to a category. In this case, the Runventure 2 clearly takes the reigns as their lightly cushioned and performance based trail shoe. With material and design updates, this model definitely has a lot going for it. Construction: Upper The upper on the Runventure 2 uses the ...

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TopoAthletic Ultrafly 2 10

Shoe Review: Topo Athletic Ultrafly 2

Topo Athletic never struggles to impress with their design process and commitment to their platform, the Ultrafly 2s are a perfect example of this. An update to what was one of our favorite cushioned road shoes, the 2s feature an updated mid and upper. Let’s see how this update stacks up. Construction: Upper The new Ultrafly 2 uses a new mesh upper which is definitely stronger than the prior version. It also ...

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Topo FliLyte 2 2

His and Her’s Shoe Review: Topo Athletics Fli-Lyte 2

Topo Athletic is one of those brands that rides just under the mainstream radar. When you have them on and happen to spot someone else in a pair, it typically results in a subtle nod, as if you both know something everyone else is missing out on. You also don't find them at traditional running stores, but instead walking stores and specialty shops. We have reviewed them in the past ...

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