The 2nd generation of the award-winning Hydroventure again sets new standards in equipment and function while maintaining the same weight. With the newly added Vibram® Megagrip sole and an optimized sole matrix, Hydroventure 2 offers even better traction on wet and slippery surfaces, in mud and gravel. The upper material eVent® consists of a highly effective layer (membrane) and is both waterproof on the outside and fully breathable to prevent the foot from sweating. State-of-the-art and wafer-thin design elements impressively demonstrate what is already possible today. The laterally sewn tongue completes the package and prevents penetration into the interior even in case of splash water.
At the forefoot the Hydroventure 2 offers an integrated Rock Plate against punctures of pointed stones and for light sole stiffening. The 2-Density EVA midsole, already successfully used in its predecessor, is designed for use in trail running. This means a perfectly tuned cushioning with good and quite direct ground feedback / response for perfect control and lowest possible compensation movements for stabilization in difficult terrain. A further add-on of the new model is the high-quality Ortholite footbed at the important foot/shoe interface.
The low drop (blasting) of only 3mm on the 25/22mm (heel/forefoot) platform, the large toe box and the comfortable last guidance are among the core competencies of every Topo running shoe - which follows the concept of natural running. The extremely low weight of only 289g (Men / size US9) makes the Hydroventure 2 again probably the lightest trail shoe in its class and therefore an ideal partner on technical trails with different conditions. In principle, the Topo Hydroventure 2 is also very well suited as an all-year-round off-road shoe.
Weight supplement: manufacturer information / size 9