Shoe Review! The Topo Athletic Ultraventure

Looking for a trail shoe with cushion, fabulous tread and grip, and a wide toe box with a 5mm drop?  Look no further!  The Topo Ultraventure is here. As the newest shoe in the Topo trail lineup, the Ultraventure balances cushioning, trail feel and a slipper like fit with the rugged demands of the trail. Is this the trail shoe for you? Watch below to find out!

 

Specs –

  • The EVA midsoles deliver light guidance through your gait cycle
  • Weight: 9.5 oz (women’s size 9.5)
  • 5mm drop
  • 19mm of EVA heel cushioning and 14mm in forefeet offers softness and absorbs impact; total stack height of 30mm in the heels and 25mm in forefeet equals a plush ride
  • Aggressive Vibram® XS Trek 6mm rubber outsoles provide rugged traction, durability and protection on technical trails
  • Gusseted tongue to keep trail debris away
  • Drainage gills release water and help shoes dry quickly after water crossings
  • Breathable mesh upper
  • Natural shaped toe box for maximum foot splay

Pros –

  • Awesome natural shaped wide toe box
  • Just the right amount of cushion and trail feel
  • Responsive
  • Great fit
  • Aggressive tread
  • Breathable mesh upper

Cons –

  • No rockplate
  • Price point (It is the most expensive in the Topo trail line. I think the price is more than worth it for the shoe, but for some it may be steep)
  • Would like to see brighter colorways in the future

To order a pair of your own, go to http://www.topoathletic.com  (and if you found this review helpful, feel free to use code TOPODRTYRUNNER10) 

 

Happy trails, friends!

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