Water is no barrier, nor are shattered trails or feet needing reasonable protection. This Active Junky pick comes with resolve, respect and the recommendation to buy a pair.
This new offering from Topo Athletic doesn’t like getting stuck, whether bogged down in sticky mud or pigeon-holed as a minor player in the running game. Active Junky, already a student of the brand since its early split-toe design days, grabbed and laced this one with high expectations. Claiming the crown as the “lightest fully waterproof trail running shoe on the market,” testers first scored it high for all-day comfort with a flexible rock plate underfoot. At 9.7oz, Hydro flew fast on flats with a minimal 3mm drop (stack height of 23mm x 20mm) combined with a competent 4.5mm rubber outsole as trails turned skyward. When splashing puddles turned into churning through deeper muck, this eVent-based Topo Athletic model paddled hard, fast – and stayed dry inside. Lacing eyelets and tongue loops locked in fit with little shifting and no foot or ankle abrasion even in wetter scenarios.
Size: 8 - 13
Weight: 9.7 oz
Cash Back Amount$5.84