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Review: Topo Athletic

Fifty Sense Seal of Approval

Topo Athletic footwear was founded in 2013 by Tony Post, former CEO of Vibram. He took the footwear business by storm with the introduction of the “five finger” concept which was wildly successful. His new venture is also based on innovative designs which work with the body’s natural movements and shapes. Last year they introduced the split-toe model and this year the new Runduro. Their mission is to connect with their partners – everyone who wants to improve their performance and level of fitness.

Men’s & Women’s Runduro Road Shoe

As with many of the companies’ shoes, the Runduro offers the proper shape, platform and weight to enhance the body’s natural movement. The shape includes a generous toebox allowing the feet to spread for healthy walking and running. The neutral platform has only light cushioning for a more natural feel and motion. And the weight is minimal with nearly seamless construction to reduce fatigue and blisters. The Runduro is designed for medium and long distance running – or walking, as the case may be! It is extremely comfortable for the long haul. Both the Men’s and Women’s models were very comfortable right out of the box with no hot spots or blisters.

One of the most outstanding features is the BOA lacing system. Topo partnered with BOA to fully integrate this terrific system into the Runduro. One of our fiftysense design criteria is ease of use and it is my opinion that BOA is by far the easiest lacing system on the market. No more fumbling around trying to tie the laces since the wires adjust with just the twist of the dial for a perfect fit. This partnership is a great example of Topo’s concept of “humble innovation” at work – humble because the designs simply mimic our natural features combined with the innovative use of new technology to enhance those qualities. And it truly works in the Runduro.


...Fiftysense Product Review Panel

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