Ultraventure Pro delivers the comfort of our best-selling Ultraventure and takes it to the next level to make it the ultimate performance hybrid, from thru-hiking to trail running. The 3-piece ZipFoam™ midsole is paired with an external TPU heel counter for light guidance through the gait cycle. The Vibram® Megagrip outsole provides the ultimate in traction and grip, especially on wet and slippery conditions. A forefoot ESS rock plate offers additional protection on technical terrain.
We are really excited about this shoe. We picked up Topo Athletic a couple of years back and have really enjoyed trying to wear out the various models. Store co-owner wore the predecessor to this shoe, the Mountain Racer, on the Tahoe 200 last year, and not only didn't change shoes for the entire race, but didn't have a single blister or foot problem.
The topo foot is middle of the road, except their shoes are famously roomy in the toe box. Overall the shoes are neither super cushy, or too firm - a nice change from the overly cushioned trail runners from some of the other leading brands.