I have wide forefeet and am always on a search for shoes that allow my feet to flex naturally - these are perfect. Fit is right on, extremely comfortable from day 1, perfect amount of flex/cushioning for trail running, hiking, general use. Look good also and I like the relatively low heel to toe drop, promotes a more natural gait. Might want a little more cushioning for extended running on paved surfaces, but they aren't intended for that. Definitely my go-to shoe for off-road and general kicking around.
I like this shoe. It fits me well since i need a full toe box. I fit it a half size larger than my normal shoes. Gave me extra sock room. I wear light wool sock with silk under-sock. I recommend this shoe for all over comfort on relatively flat trail with some hills. Not for steep rock tails. As usual the staff at the shoe section were a big help. I took their recommendation and I really like this shoe. I didn't give it a five because I don't like the laces. had to double knot them to hold.
I have tried numerous Topo shoes in various stores including another terraventure and they all fit well so new my size when ordering this pair. However they felt a full size smaller/ shorter than others I tried. Also, the heel on both shoes was crooked. The wording was clearly cock eyed and the height of the heel areas were all over the place. Left heel rim was high on the outside and low on the inside heel area. Right heel was lower on the outside and higher on the inside.
All around great shoe. Have around 30miles of trail runs in these. The grip provides confidence both uphill and when braking going down. I have used these on all types of terrain around the Asheville, NC mountains (rocks, roots, gravel fire roads, slick rock & single track) and these perform very well. Like others, I like the wide toe box but I especially like the lacing and the responsiveness. These shoes provide multiple lacing options to dial in a custom fit in the mid foot and heel. Most importantly, the laces stay in place very well. The heel cup is narrower than the Altras which means minimal heel slip. The shoes have enough cushion to let you feel the trail and not marshmallows. I would recommend these as a quiver killer for those looking for a hiking, trail running and backpacking shoe.
I have put about 50 miles on these shoes in the first month, and they're holding up pretty well so far. The only complaint that I have is that I did about 10 miles in an absolute downpour (embrace the Suck!) and when it got really wet the soles started to slide forward. The last two miles I had no sole under my heel and the rest was bunched up under my toes - even after stopping once to fix it. I will be figuring out a way to make sure this doesn't happen going forward but if I can't I'll be back to lower my rating. I had seen reviews about these shoes saying they only lasted about 200 miles, but I'm not near that yet so I can't speak to their longevity (will update later, should hit 200 miles in them around July).
I bought a pair of 10.5s. I walked around the block and decided they were a little long, as my heel slid. I thought they were very comfortable, so I exchanged them for a 10. This is a completely different shoe. It is much stiffer and not nearly as wide in the toe box. I love the sole grip and the cushioning, but I recommend going to a store and trying on several pairs of the same size to get that perfect fit.
Nice fit right out of the box. Use as an everyday shoe and for walking the dog on our local trails, 3-5 mile hikes. Not even a month old and noticed toe tip coming unglued. Back to REI for a return and some Keen's which have never let me down.
I wanted a light, low drop trail running shoe with a rockplate. These were last of 5 different shoes i tried on and they fit my feet perfectly. i never even notice that i am wearing them, they stay snug but don't cut off circulation to my feet. The large toe box is great, my toes never touch the front even on fast aggressive downhills. I really didn't need to break them in much at all. I did a few shorter runs but ran a half marathon within 2 weeks of buying the shoes and my feet didn't even hurt at all afterwards. The tread is great.
I was a little worried these might be a little over-constructed, but they are perfect. Best hiking/backpacking shoes I've ever had. And I've had a lot (New Balance, Altras, Merrels, Keens, you name it). These combine the winning characteristics of pretty much all the shoes I've had. And they are better than the MT2's, which didn't hold up quite as well as I wanted and had problems in the toebox, which was not sturdy enough for the extra weight of backpacking, especially on the downhill. But these.... awesome. I'm in So Cal so I've used them mostly in the deserts and mountains, but I've also used them jungle backpacking in the mud, and they held their own for sure. I really can't think of anything they could improve with these, and I hope the design doesn't change in new year models. I suppose they could add some color or something, but other than that, I hope they stay as they are, because I will continue buying them.
I have feet with wide forefoot/midfoot but normal-width heels, and flat arches. These shoes fit my feet well for short hikes, urban walking, and mountain biking (I am not a runner and have no experience evaluating running shoes). They definitely let your toes spread out in a more natural fashion and provide a secure fit and zero-drop platform. I can't speak to the durability since I've only had them for two months. I've worn them through some pretty serious rains and along wet streets and even though they are mesh and not waterproof they stay remarkably dry - be warned the comments about lack of traction in wet conditions are very real. These have almost zero traction on wet cobblestones or rocks/roots along the trail. My only criticism of the shoes is that they offer almost no support - despite the forefoot rock plate, the midsole and sole are very soft/squishy. I'm using them with a set of "everyday" Sole heat-moldable insoles to which I added metatarsal pads. This setup seems to work pretty well, though the insole is more rigid than the midsole or outsole, which predictably kills almost all ground feel and gives the impression of floating on top of those squishier under-layers. All in all a great sport shoe for those whose toes need more room! I hear a size 12 in Keen Austin and I would say these fit similarly true to size.
Only 3 runs, but the last one was 29 miles. Feet feel great in wider toe box and snug fitting in heel. I think I found the shoe to replace the pearls.
I'm doing the JMT later this summer and have been on an ongoing mission to find a lightweight hiking shoe to replace my beloved Salomon boots. I ordered several different trail running shoes and ended up between this and the Altra Lone Peaks. The wide toe box really does do the trick for me. Both size 10 shoes weigh exactly the same (11oz). This seem a bit more minimalist, sleek, seamless, and breathable compared to the Altras (which I eventually sent back and never fully tested), and I couldn't quite adjust to the 0mm drop -- puts too much pressure on my Achilles on uphills.
The Top Athletic Terraventure shoe is a great light hiking or trail running shoe. Toe box is wide and comfortable but a bit short. Various lacing options can fix this. The sole is very grippy. I had no problem scrambling up rocks and scree. They are cool and comfortable even after a day's hiking. The gusseting is effective at keeping gravel out of the shoe, but the lightweight mesh on top lets in a fair amount of dust so socks are dirty afterwards. Overall a very good shoe and highly recommended.
If you like a shoe with a wide toe box you owe it to yourself to try these. There is another review questioning the durability that you should ignore. I've used mine for trail and road runs, hiking,and a every day work shoe and they hold up just fine. In fact, I think these are more durable than most trail shoes. The shape of the shoe fits my foot more perfect than any shoe I've tried and I tried them all either as a owner or trying in store. I wear size 11 in Keen and 11 1/2 in Topo.
With Brooks steadily narrowing their toe box, and my 2015 Puregrits deteriorating, I was in the market for a replacement trail runner/hiker. I'm loving the fit and the grippy sole on these. The construction seems solid, they're super light, and I think I might need to buy 2 more pair before something changes to screw them up.
Love the shoe, hiked a lot in the shoe & not problem. Perfect toe box
Topo makes the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn and the Terraventure is no exception. These have a foot-shaped, wide toe box, grip the heel well, and generally feel amazing for everything from walking to hiking to running. I was concerned the rock plate would make the shoe stiff, but I don't even notice it.
i am trying these shoes for the first time and i think they are great! I bought them to wear at my job as I can only guess I must average 4 to 8 miles per day. so far they are holding up to the "torture" really well. and I didn't even need to add insoles as they are quite comfortable. glad I made the choice to buy these. they are awesome and I would recommend them to anyone.
Great wide toe box trail shoe! Great support, cushion and with rock plate to protect your feet. You are ready to take on whatever the trails bring your way !
i haven't heard of top athletic but the wide toe box grabbed my attention immediately. i tried them on at red and was instantly impressed. i've wore them only a few times, one time for the entire day/evening in slippery conditions, and was 100% satisfied. they are grippy, roomy and very comfortable. i hope this brand sticks around - definitely give this shoe a try!
Wide toe box eliminated between-toe blisters and is just WAY more comfortable.
If you have wide feet, these are great.
So far I've done a few miles of hiking and a few miles of running and they have worked fantastic for both. The hike was on soft ground and they held nicely. The run was on a mix of gravel, leaves, rocks and loamy dirt. The Terraventure performed very well. If they hold up I will be super happy with these.
Love the wide toe box, the excellent heal lock, and the great traction. I have over two hundred miles on these shoes and they still feel great and are not falling apart at all. I can't wait for the terraventure 2 which will incorporate gaiter attachments. Overall the perfect shoe for me.
The things I really like about this shoe I really like and the things that keep this shoe from being perfect I notice on every run.
Pros: very comfortable and light
These shoes are excellent and the customer service is excellent as well. Great combination of not too much cushion/support the not too little cushion/support. I usually wear a size 13 a size 13 fit very well with good room in the toe box.
Very comfy. Nice wide toebox. Much more durable on the trails here in AZ than any of the Altas I've tried. The Altras just fell apart in the desert. These are holding up nicely so far!
The large toe box is just what I wanted. Extremely light, but stood up to a hawthorne puncture that would have gone well into my foot if not for the plate built into the sole!
Hiking the long trail with these was great, great support, nice lower level of plastic so doesn't get wet so easy, dry quick. Worth the $
Great for longer trail runs and hikes! They have a little extra cushion, wide toe box, and rock plate which is nice for technical trails.
Probably the most comfortable trail and light hiker shoe that I've ever owned. I have a wide forefoot and this is an excellent fit.
I have hiked miles in these shoes. Nary a blister or even just a hot spot. They are super light, rugged, and dry very quickly.
Light weight show that was a great fit for my wider feet. Literally one of the most comfy shoes I have owned in a long time.
Comfortable shoes especially if you have wide feet. I like the look of the shoe and the fit.