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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.
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.