Topo Athletic UltraFly
$180; Men’s 286 g (10.1 oz.), Women’s 244 g (8.6 oz.); Drop ratio: 5 mm The newest shoe from the former CEO of Vibram A stiff chunk of EVA material on the medial side for some support. The UltraFly is technically a stability shoe, but it works well for neutral runners as well. Previous Topo shoes have been pretty firm, but the UltraFly’s thick midsole layer offers bounce and cushioning. The upper feels a bit more like a trail shoe than a road trainer, but our testers really liked how resilient it felt. The UltraFly is rugged and made with sturdy materials and should outlast many shoes on the market today. The nicest aspect of the Topo line is the roomy toe box, which allows for wider feet and more toe splay. A tough everyday trainer for those looking for something that’s going to go the extra mile.