Check out the Topo Athletic Fli-Lyte 2, the exciting update to the original Fli-Lyte from the award-winning Massachusetts-based footwear company. Official launch date 5/17/17.
- Weight – 8.2 oz (Men’s 9), 6.9 oz (Women’s 7)
- Rubber Outsole – 4mm
- Midsole – 14mm/11mm
- Footbed – 3mm
- Total Stack Height – 23mm/20mm (3mm drop)
The Topo Athletic Fli-Lyte 2 offers a soft, highly-responsive ride, suitable for a variety of distances and speeds.
- Updated upper mesh offers additional structure and durability without affecting weight or breathability
- New platform is slightly softer and more flexible than our original, delivering a more natural feel.
- A roomy toe box allows for the toes to spread and splay, while keeping the heel and midfoot secure allows the shoe to move with your body.
- Cushioned midsole is engineered with a 3 mm heel-to-toe drop, encouraging natural loading and foot motion during the gait cycle.
- Ultralight materials and seam-reducing construction techniques keep weight down and blisters at bay.
- Available in Men’s Blue/Black, Grey/Black, Orange/Black and Women’s Black/Yellow, Blue/Pink, Coral/Aqua, Green/Coral.
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Topo Athletic Fli-Lyte 2 First Impressions
- Right out of the box, the Fli-Lyte 2 is definitely more flexible than the original Fli-Lyte.
- Similar fit to the original, but the new last seems to run a little longer – might be worth sizing down a half size.
- Updated mesh is breathable, yet nicely structured.
- Less rubber on the outsole provides a much softer ground feel, which personally is a good thing. The exposed EVA shows early signs of “scuffing” but too early to tell if this will affect life of the shoe.
- Tongue felt a little bulky (excess material?) on the first outing in the Fli-Lyte 2, but this seems to have calmed down on subsequent runs.
All-in-all an exciting update which enhances the ride and provides a softer ground feel. Weight, look and fit are all pretty similar to the original, but the out-of-the-box experience and snazzy new colors should make this another winning shoe for Topo Athletic.
Topo Athletic Fli-Lyte 2 in the Press
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