Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes
Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes
Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes
For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes
For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes
Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes
Good to know
Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.
WeightMen: 6.3ozWomen: 6.3oz
Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.
Heel to toe dropMen: 0mmWomen: 0mm
Heel heightMen: 16mmWomen: 16mm
Forefoot heightMen: 16mmWomen: 16mm
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
Updates to Topo Athletic Halsa
- The Halsa is one of the cross-training shoe offerings from Topo Athletic. It is designed as a minimalist training shoe specifically for dynamic gym workouts. Its lightweight construction makes it suitable for activities such as lifting, jumping, and even short runs. The two-layer mesh upper with printed synthetic overlays provides a structured and supportive wrap for the foot.
- The sole unit is made of a shock-absorbing midsole that doubles as the outsole. The high-wear areas are lined with rubber to keep the platform protected from abrasion.
Topo Athletic Halsa size and fit
The Topo Athletic Halsa comes in US sizes 8 to 13 for men and 6 to 10 for women. For the width profile, it is only available in a medium one, D for male athletes and B for female. All Topo shoes follow an ergonomic design wherein the fit is snug at the heel, but the toe box has ample space for toe splaying. This model features a single strap at the midfoot which helps to enhance the snugness of the upper. The brand also acknowledges the different foot shapes and types such as high or low arches, broad forefoot, thin heel, and even foot conditions like swelling and pain, so it offers a tutorial on the different lacing patterns to accommodate individual needs of the wearer.
The midsole of the Topo Athletic Halsa doubles as its outsole. The compound is designed to be durable to endure rough indoor and outdoor surfaces. The hard-wearing areas are reinforced with rubber. The material amplifies the sturdiness of the bottom. The tread pattern promotes multi-directional grip and flexibility to keep the foot grounded during workouts.
The full-length midsole of the Topo Athletic Halsa cushions and protects the foot. It also absorbs impact thereby lessening the force that travels to the joints and averting injuries. The midsole extends up at the medial and lateral sides of the midfoot to add lateral support to the upper.
The midsole has a heel and forefoot stack height of 16 mm which results in a 0-mm heel-to-toe drop. This flat construction allows the foot to spread naturally and feel planted especially during weight training sessions.
The upper of the Topo Athletic Halsa is made from a two-layer mesh fabric. This textile is abrasion resistant and provides a wrapped structure for the foot. On top of it is a printed upper pattern. The overlays strengthen the mesh without adding too much weight to the shoe.
The midfoot is equipped with a traditional lace-up closure that can be tied in various ways for a customized fit. It also features a single hook-and-loop strap that amplifies the snug fit at the forefoot when it is tightened.
Maintaining the comfort is the plush tongue and collar. The padded tongue prevents the pressure created by the laces from irritating the instep. As for the collar, it not only averts chafing but also keeps the foot locked down.