Topo Athletic Traverse

Person outdoors wearing Top athletic Traverse shoes
Topo Athletic

The Traverse is the rare shoe that truly has the chops to deliver optimal performance for thru-hiking or trail running. Let’s be honest, you could treat just about any shoe as a hybrid option for moving slowly but solidly or picking up your feet and truly running, but it doesn’t mean you should. It certainly doesn’t mean that you should expect it to shine at both. The Traverse lets you choose the pace and grants the support, the traction, and the cooling breathability to keep your feet happy. We really like the underfoot foundation offered by the moderate EVA midsole, the fit-and-comfort enhancing insole, and the shock-diminishing rockplate. Add a premium Vibram MegaGrip outsole and this shoe is ready for whatever speed you want to go and whatever terrain you choose to tackle.

Best Use: Hiking and Running/Fitness

Price: $149.95

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