Split-Toe Athletic Shoe Corrects The Way Runners Train

Split-Toe Athletic Shoe Corrects The Way Runners Train
Design

The Topo line features a two-portioned toe box that allows the big toe to create an anchor point in the foot.

Libby Garrett
  • 21 january 2013

The Boston-based athletic shoe startup, Topo Athletic, has launched a split-toe shoe line aimed to grab a share of the swelling lightweight, minimalist shoe market.

Inspired by the traditional Japanese designs of split-toe tabi socks and jika-tabi boots, the Topo line features a two-portioned toe box that allows the big toe to create an anchor point in the foot while the remaining toes can spread naturally.

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