***Giveaway entry form at bottom of post*** Topo Athletic offers all of the wonderfulness of a lightweight, minimalist running shoe but with the burliness and traction needed to handle roots, rocks, mud, snow and other mountain-induced obstacles. Tony Post launched Topo Athletic in 2012. Prior, he was the CEO of Vibram USA, best known for the FiveFingers shoes. No coincidence then that he’d be the one to figure out both what’s great about minimalist shoes, and also how they can be improved. Topo Athletic offers road, gym and trail running shoes. The options in the trail running category are the MT, Oterro and the new Runventure. Here at Garage Grown Gear we've tested both the MT and Runventure, and can't say enough about how much we love these shoes. We wear our MT on buffed out trails and dirt roads, and save the Runventure for truly rocky, uneven terrain. (One of the things that makes the Runventure different from the MT is a midsole plate for rock protection.) Click here to read our full review to Topo Athletic MT and Runventure.