Ultrafly 2 Running Shoe
As a runner who prefers access to a natural stride but also loves cushioning, you'll fall in love at first step with the Topo Athletic Ultrafly 2 Running Shoe. The 5mm drop provides a more natural feel while still offering some cushion under-heel for extra comfort.
For even more cushioning, the shoe is equipped with a multi-density midsole that balances a softer cushion against the foot with firmer, more responsive cushioning against the ground. This, with the elastic rebounding Ortholite footbed, ensure a lively step while running. The Ortholite footbed also repels nasty odors naturally so you can focus on the run, not your stinking feet. When the miles start to accumulate, you'll be grateful for both the roomy toe box that allows your toes to spread naturally and comfortably, as well as the lightweight, breathable upper that provides an airy second skin fit and feel.
- Cushioned road running shoe that promotes a natural stride
- 5mm drop allows natural stride but with more under-heel cushioning
- Mesh upper is light, breathable, and now more durable
- Multi-density midsole is soft against foot, firm against ground
- Ortholite footbed adds comfort and naturally controls odors
- Roomy toe box allows for natural toe spread for added comfort
- Lace closures enable custom adjustments for foot specific fit
- Item #TPA0010
- Q & A
So Far, So Good
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: 8.5
- Height: 5'7"
- Weight: 150lbs
I'm always a little nervous about buying shoes online, but as soon as my pair of Ultrafly 2 arrived, I knew I made the right choice from the moment I put them on. Running guru Richard Diaz recommended these on his podcast, so I took a chance. Glad I did. The toe box is as roomy & comfortable as advertised. Unlike another reviewer's experience, my shoes came clean as a whistle. Still breaking them in, but hopefully things work out with this 5 mm drop shoe, which for me is a transition to the eventual goal of a 0 mm pair. In Illini country, we love orange & blue, so I'm digging the shoe color as well. Thumbs up from this guy.
Oh, order a half size up from what you normally get. That's what I did and the size is just right for me.
One Star For Logistic Quality Control
Topo's products are among my favorites, and the Ultrafly 2 is definitely top notch. For the shoes I would give five star. I bought my first pair of Ultrafly 2 from Topo directly because Backcountry doesn't carry the grey/black ones. The one star review is because Backcountry sent me a pair that were carelessly tried on, but not carefully cleaned. Many signs of wear right out of the box, even though tags are all attached. Backcountry has become my go-to online store for outdoor and athletic products because of great customer service. These shoes in this color way are not exclusively available at Backcountry, and I could've ordered from Topo directly or from other retailers. Please don't let such frustrating incident happen too often to your loyal customers. Thank you very much! I found out that I could only attach one photo after taking pictures of five most visible dirty spots.