Meet Ambassador Michael Burke Trail runner, camper, brewery enthusiast, and Barley's owner

Michael Burke trail running with Barley

There are times I can’t help but feel like one of my Middle School students. Usually it’s around mid-April when we are in the midst of state testing and I find myself daydreaming about the upcoming summer break. As my wife Sarah and I are both science teachers, and our dog Barley is a dog,… [view more]

Take to the Trail for a Natural Stride Go Off Road to Get Out of Your Rut

Trail Running

You probably already know that getting off the road is good for your running health. Usually this is attributed to the softer surface creating less impact. More important, however, is that the trail is uneven, requiring you to change your stride with every step. That variability will not only spread stress across different structures in… [view more]

Taking on the Western States 100: A Soleful Strategy With Topo elite athlete, Paul Giblin & Topo founder, Tony Post

  We caught up with pro-ultrarunner and Topo elite athlete, Paul Giblin, during his training for the Western States 100 as he attempts (for the third consecutive year) to elevate his finisher status from top-10 to the coveted top-3. Today, Paul dives into how Topo has served him well on the notorious terrain found on… [view more]

Staff Pick: Liz Post on the Runventure 2 Topo's Field Tech Rep and Social Marketer talks about her top pick

If you happened to notice my last name, it probably won’t surprise you that running has always been a central part of my life. I grew up an athlete, though to be honest, not a very good one. I lacked a competitive edge and discovered my love for philosophy early on when I found myself… [view more]

The Ultrafly 2 Has Arrived! Hear from Tony: everything you need to know about our latest update.

Why did you make this shoe? After a great reception to the original Ultrafly, we wanted to keep the cushioning and light guidance that people enjoyed, but make the shoe even better with some key updates: The last was modified to fit snugger in the heel and roomier in the toe box. More toe spring… [view more]

#ProtectOurPublicLand: A Note From Our Founder

  Growing up along foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains in the 60’s and 70’s, I developed a special relationship with the outdoors.  In those years, I spent most of my time outside, playing, skiing, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, tubing creeks and streams, and chasing after wildlife.  The foothills around Golden, Colorado were mostly undeveloped,… [view more]

An Ode to the Runventure + Warm Embrace for Runventure 2

By Runventure fan and Topo Ambassador, JJ Tiscerno (a.k.a. @organicspartan) Earlier this year, when we retired the original Runventure, JJ wrote this ode to his beloved trail model: Dear Runventure, I still remember our first adventure together, I knew you were “the one.” You were perfect, seriously…with your soft genuine comfort, low drop which kept me grounded,… [view more]