Topo Athletic Phantom 2: big and cozy daily trainer

If you want your feet to fall back into a bear-hug each time it hits the ground, Phantom 2 is an option to consider. It is the most cushioned road shoe from Topo Athletic yet and it is now back with version 2. 

What is it for?

  • short, easy runs
  • long-distance cruising
  • pampering your beat-up legs on recovery days

What's to like about the Phantom 2

  • Max cushion: With even more stack added in version 2 (+3 mm).
  • Insanely wide toe box: This thing will fit anyone.
  • Firmer, more stable midsole: The plush Zipfoam is now caged inside a firmer EVA carrier for a more balanced ride.
  • Gusseted tongue: Always a bonus point. 
  • Trimmed from the previous version: Minimized heel clip, fewer pieces of outsole rubber, removed upper overlays.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 10.6oz / Women 8.8oz
Drop: 5mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 28mm
Heel height: 33mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation

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