These shoes are fabulous. I have terrible feet with bunions on both big toes and the aches / pains / deformities one would expect from a 40+ year distance runner. This Topo style fits my feet, though I do have to wear different sock combinations due to inconsistent foot sizes and toes. I put around 150 miles on my first pair and will wear them for another 50 miles or so … (i replace running shoes at 200 miles too)
What I liked
- dries quickly after crossing streams
What I did NOT like
- no ‘catch’ on the back for gaiters
- fabric allows very fine dust to penetrate – cascade volcanic dust fills up
- fabric started to tear slightly at high use / friction points around toe bunions
Would I recommend buying Topo Terraventure 2 trail running shoes? Yes! With promotions, it’s easy to catch these under $100 and I now have an extra pair sitting on the shelf waiting for next season.