Who should buy the Topo Athletic MT-2

  • A solid choice for those who have just started trail running and want a lightweight and comfortable shoe that can handle rugged trail running sessions.
  • A great option for neutral off-road runners who are looking for a reliable training  partner for short and long distance trail runs.

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Delivers traction and protection on the trails

Topo Athletic MT-2’s outsole is composed of multi-directional lugs that deliver traction and protection against the aggressive nature of the trails.

Topo Athletic MT-2 outsole

They make sure to hold onto the surfaces, giving confidence and sure steps when tackling the great outdoors. The Rubber Outsole adds to the shoe’s durability and tenacious traction. It helps runners to accelerate on low-friction and slippery conditions.

It has Flex Grooves around the metatarsal area to provide flexibility. They are designed to promote forefoot flexion, which is important when it comes to the toe-off phase of the gait cycle.

MT-2 provides enough cushioning

The Full-Length EVA Midsole of the Topo Athletic MT-2 provides enough underfoot protection and cushioning.

Topo Athletic MT-2 midsole

This helps the runner’s foot from feeling hard items that can be found on different trails. Even without the Rock Plate, the midsole is still protective and resilient.

Topo Athletic MT-2 is a lightweight, breathable shoe

The Topo Athletic MT-2 is made up of an Ultra Light Mesh that is lightweight in structure. This material enhances breathability and comfort. It keeps the foot cool and dry during the runner’s activities.

Topo Athletic MT-2 breathable shoe

It has Polyurethane Overlays that provide structural support. They hug the entire midfoot, giving a steady and secure coverage. It has an Anatomical Toe Box, which allows the toes to splay out naturally throughout the running session.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: Men 9oz / Women 7.3oz
Drop: 3mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 20mm
Heel height: 23mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation

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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.