Topo Athletic ST-2

Pros

  • It is highly flexible for every part, starting from the upper portion to the outsole.
  • It has an overall comfort.
  • The toe box has enough room for natural movements.
  • It has a pretty good breathable mesh upper.
  • It is an all-rounder, adaptable and compact, can be used for both cross-training and running.
  • The cushioning was reported to be remarkable.
  • It’s light-weight for likes by almost all its users.
  • The fitting is appreciable.
  • The toe-box is perfect which gives a natural toe movement.
  • The ground feel was liked by many users.
  • The shoe felt great on roads and rough terrains.

Cons

  • A user reported that the sole is neither cushioned properly nor is responsive.
  • The size of the shoe is not found perfect by many.
  • Users found visible signs of wear and tear after wearing for few runs.

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Topo Athletic ST-2 is a specially designed running and training shoe. It is engineered to deliver a light-weight and secure sock-like fitting.

 

ST-2 is ideal for speed workouts, road running, racing and fitness training sessions. They prove to be a perfect travel shoe because it is soft against the foot and packs down flat easily.

 

It anatomical toe box makes your toes spread naturally and comfortably during workouts. It has a complete neutral drop for delivering a natural running experience.

 

The shoe is accumulated with the high-rebound cushioning material, created with the company BASF and placed under the heel of the shoe. The shoe has a right amount of cushioning and support along with the high amount of flexibility and lightweight.

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The shoe has a snug fit around my midfoot, with plenty of room in the toe box. The men’s version of the shoes weighs 6.8 oz. and the women’s version weighs 5.6 oz. The forefoot cushioning is soft and calm along with high flexibility and stability providing more energy return.

 

The shoe has shock absorbing midsole delivering comfort for the long wear. A mesh upper material is breathable, while the seamless construction of the shoe keeps at bay any kind of irritation within the shoe.

 

The sturdy outsole of the shoe makes it last longer. The shoe is best for long-distance running, which also includes marathons, full or half ones, or any kind of relay races.

 

The synthetic, mesh, seamless SmoothFuse upper is also very lightweight, breathable and irritation free causing no forms of blisters around the foot.

 

The Tri-zone within the shoe creates a midfoot overlap of shock absorption in the heel and responsive pushing forward in the forefoot, offering last transitions and a smooth ride.

 

The Topo Athletic ST-2 is a combination of quality with natural riding. It has a rubber outsole made up of EVA (Ethyl Vinyl Acetate) mid-sole are of natural nature and the model has been designed potentially provide better performance and higher proficiency.

 

The shoe has a Stretch Lycra construction, which creates a natural shape and motion of the foot.

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It also a woven mesh structure that provides and maintains a compact fit for the user throughout the running sessions.

 

The complete rubber outsole gives a boost to the durability of the shoe and a better traction on wet surfaces. It is very durable and gives its best performance throughout its cycle. Flex grooves allow the foot to move freely doing to-off motions perfectly.

 

The shoe features a lightweight synthetic mesh upper that is both flexible and provides good ventilation and breathability consisting of a dynamic midsole comprising of TPU midsole foam made for absorbing shock to give to long-lasting cushioning on long distances running or hours of rigorous training.

 

The outsole is structured in such a way to accommodate the natural motion and shape of the foot as it steps toward the ground.

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The TPU engineered foam with the KooshRide technology provides a highly responsive midsole that enhances the runners with their training and runner sessions.

 

The Tri-Zone technology provides cushioning and shock absorption in the heel area and providing certain active strength in the forefoot for a smooth ride. The semi-curved shape of the ST-2 catches the natural shape and curve of the foot.

Design Feature

Design

The Topo Athletic ST-2 is a combination of quality with natural riding. It has a rubber outsole made up of EVA (Ethyl Vinyl Acetate) mid-sole are of natural nature and the model has been designed potentially provide better performance and higher proficiency.

 

The shoe has a Stretch Lycra construction, which creates a natural shape and motion of the foot.

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It also a woven mesh structure that provides and maintains a compact fit for the user throughout the running sessions.

 

The color scheme usable for Topo ST-2 edition is grey or black combination and navy or a black combination. There is a big exception for color, with some website also selling yellow/orange options of the shoe.

Stability Feature

Heel to Toe Transition

The heel-to-toe transition drop of 13 mm, it is slightly higher than the normal drop.

 

The heart of the shoe is its midsole, with its unique technology that gives it an outstanding cushioning and shock absorption feature in its heel portion while its forefoot is shaped for responsive momentum and strength for a smooth heel to top transition.

The shoe is has been constructed in such a manner that it fits actual with the foot size.

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The overall comfortability of the shoe consisting of a soft material naturally feels mesh to the wider toe-box to be scratch-proof carbon rubber outsole, which reserves and maintains its virtue.

Fittings Feature

Stability

The synthetic, mesh, seamless SmoothFuse upper is also very lightweight, breathable and irritation free causing no forms of blisters around the foot.

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The Tri-zone within the shoe creates a midfoot overlap of shock absorption in the heel and responsive pushing forward in the forefoot, offering last transitions and a smooth ride.

Package Feature

FITTING & COMFORTABILITY

It also a woven mesh structure that provides and maintains a compact fit for the user throughout the running sessions.

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The full-length rubber outsole provides an enhanced durability and a better traction on wet surfaces. The shoe has a snug fit around my midfoot, with plenty of room in the toe box.

Cushioning Feature

MATERIAL PACKAGE

The Topo Athletic ST-2 is a combination of quality with natural riding. It has a rubber outsole made up of EVA (Ethyl Vinyl Acetate) mid-sole are of natural nature and the model has been designed potentially provide better performance and higher proficiency. The shoe has a Stretch Lycra construction, which creates a natural shape and motion of the foot.

 

It also a woven mesh structure that provides and maintains a compact fit for the user throughout the running sessions.

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The full-length rubber outsole provides an enhanced durability and a better traction on wet surfaces. It is very durable and gives its best performance throughout its cycle. Flex grooves allow the foot to move freely doing to-off motions perfectly.

Grip Features

CUSHIONING

The shoe features a lightweight synthetic mesh upper that is both flexible and provides good ventilation and breathability consisting of a dynamic midsole comprising of TPU midsole foam made for absorbing shock to give to long-lasting cushioning on long distances running or hours of rigorous training.

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The outsole is structured in such a way to accommodate the natural motion and shape of the foot as it steps toward the ground.

Grip Features

TRACTION/GRIP

The shoe features a lightweight synthetic mesh upper that is both flexible and provides good ventilation and breathability consisting of a dynamic midsole comprising of TPU midsole foam made for absorbing shock to give to long-lasting cushioning on long distances running or hours of rigorous training.

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The shoe is also high in drop which makes it a solid shoe for those for those who tend to evaporate in the running movement being performed.

Weight Features

WEIGHT

The shoe has a right amount of cushioning and support along with a high amount of flexibility and lightweight. The men’s version of the shoes weighs 6.8 oz. and the women’s version weighs 5.6 oz.

 

The forefoot cushioning is soft and calm along with high flexibility and stability providing more energy return.

 

The synthetic, mesh, seamless SmoothFuse upper is also very lightweight, breathable and irritation free causing no forms of blisters around the foot.

 

The Tri-zone within the shoe creates a midfoot overlap of shock absorption in the heel and responsive pushing forward in the forefoot, offering last transitions and a smooth ride.

Stability Features

VERDICT

The Topo Athletic ST-2 which is the 2nd generation of the Athletic shoe series has a minimalistic design, a much wider toe box this time. It has a 0 mm heel drop that offers a very natural and closer-to-ground feel to its users.

The shoe proves to be great on rock terrains and on pavements. It has a minimal cushioning which makes it not so suitable for walking or running on rocky terrains or bumps.

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The shoe has a bulky build, enough space inside and barefoot design mainly attracted to natural bearing while running.