Terraventure 2 Trail Running Shoe
If your day doesn't feel quite complete without the feel of dirt and rocks under your feet, then you'll love the versatile performance of the Topo Athletic Terraventure 2 Trail Running Shoe. Built to be an everyday trainer that can handle quick pre-work runs and longer weekend excursions alike, this shoe is equipped with a Vibram rubber outsole that grips on any trail surface, and features generously spaced lugs that shed mud and snow with ease on those days when you're out in the slop. A protective yet flexible rockplate sits in the forefoot, guarding against unexpected roots and rocks but still letting your foot move with way it needs to on steep slopes. Speaking of movement, the wider toe box of this shoe accommodates a natural toe splay for an easier ride, while cushioning in the midsole and footbed gives you that extra boost of comfort and support you need when you're going long.
- Versatile shoe for the dedicated everyday trail runner
- Vibram outsole offers grip on variable trail surfaces
- Generously spaced lugs shed mud to keep you traction effective
- Flexible rockplate protects your feet without limiting motion
- Dual density midsole offers comfortable support for long miles
- Cushioned Ortholite footbed won't compact easily
- 3mm drop promotes a natural, close to ground stride
- Item #TPA0016
What do you think about this product?
October 18, 2019
Where to start.... These are great trail shoes! They have nice deep tread which makes them particularly nice for those wet spring and falls days when the trails get a little muddy. They're very breathable, and have awesome traction. I really can't emphasize enough how impressed I am with the traction. I've ran one of my local mountains recently which had me go through mud, snow and scrambling with a little bit of technical stuff near the top.. They handled great! I wasn't sure if they were up for the challenge but once I hit the trail the further I went the further my confidence in them became.
September 3, 2019
Not impressed with sole
Initial review after a handful of trail runs on varied terrain. Love the fit, comfortable, feels really stable on my feet, and I really enjoy the feeling wearing them going up trails with lots of vert. Unfortunately, any sign of wetness on rocks will cause these shoes to slip easily and lose their grip. Even just step on a damp rock and these feel really slippery. I tried these shoes based on hearing great things about their durability, but for me they will probably last a long time just because I they are not usable on the majority of my regular runs - any creek crossing, trails with lots of rocks, or scrambling has caused me to slip easily and lose confidence that the shoe will hold. I usually wear Altras, which I have never had any gripping issues on these same trails. Bummer because the rest of the shoe is bomber.
August 17, 2019
My go to shoes
I’ve run everything from 5miles to 20miles in these, muddy trails, dry trails, mixed terrain even on gravel or rocky down hills they are a pretty smooth ride. I also purchased the ultra venture, but the lack of a rockplate has me preferring these.
February 3, 2019
A More Substantial Running Shoe
Feels substantial, firm, super breathable (maybe too much) I was skeptical of the traction but I ended up feeling like Spider-Man with how well I was gripping some steeper/rougher trails. I had awfully good traction on slush and mud, just had to deal with the water in my shoes because there's no waterproofing :/ Also, if anyone else was wondering like me, you don't need to compensate in sizing for the "roomy toe box" they talk about. I'm typically a 9 and an 8.5 was sliiiightly too small for me. I recommend your usual size! Didn't notice the antimicrobial footbed that's supposed to reduce smell or the forefoot rockbed protection in the description. These are also gaiter compatible which I haven't' tried. Topo makes a "stretch nylon gaiter" sold separately of course so I can't speak to it.