Review by: TRT Thundersquad Ambassador, Charissa Hipp
Brand and Model: Topo Athletic Fli-Lyte 2
What is the shoe ideal for?: Road running
Shoe Drop/Differential: 3mm
Weight: 8.4 oz
Stack Height: 23mm (heel) // 20mm (forefoot)
Technical Specs: Mid cushion, support, and pliability
Step in fit and feel: I never needed any "break-in" period with these shoes. They felt great the moment I put them on and I immediately switched from my trail shoes to using these for all my runs on asphalt. Runs true to size.
Ideal Terrain Usage: Road surfaces.
Performance: These have performed well over time. I'm happy with the wear on the inside and outside compared to other brands and I love these shoes now as much as I did when I first put them on. Upper mesh offers additional structure and durability without sacrificing weight or breathability.
Overview: Fli-Lyte 2 offers a soft, highly responsive and flexible ride, suitable for a variety of distances and speeds. An updated upper mesh offers additional structure and durability without sacrificing weight or breathability. The new platform is slightly softer and more flexible than our original, delivering a more natural feel.
Recommendations: I highly recommend Topo Athletic shoes to anyone looking for a roomy toe box and minimal running shoe. This is my second pair of Topo Athletic shoes and they fit my feet really well. I love the wide toe box, minimal drop and the soles seem to wear well over time. They also feel light on my feet and are very flexible.