Topo Athletic Cyclone: Retaining the Topo DNA with a race-ready build

Run naturally 

To make the Topo Athletic Cyclone a natural running shoe, it still maintains the brand's signature elements such as: 

  • roomy forefoot and toe box to accommodate natural toe splay.
  • low-drop design (5mm) to have better ground feel 
  • relative firmness and responsiveness for speed 

Race-paced shoe

The Cyclone, in general, is a lighter version of its successful sibling — the Zephyr. Because of its lightweight build and snappy Zipfoam midsole (which is like a combination of the plush yet bouncy React and the light but semi-rigid Revlite foam), the shoe really shines in uptempo paces and some even think it can handle races well too.  

What is it for?

If you're looking to transition to zero-drop platforms, the Cyclone is a great start. With all its qualities, it's really made for speed runs. And with its protective qualities, it can also handle some easy and long-distance runs. For long-time Topo fans, the Cyclone is also a great complement to the Zephyr. 

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 7.9oz / Women 6.5oz
Drop: 5mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 23mm
Heel height: 28mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation

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