The MT-4 is the newest iteration of the MT from Topo. The MT-4 is an entry-level trail running shoe which Topo recommends for mild terrain and road to trail runs. The MT-4 has Topo’s signature fit with a narrow heel and wide toe box. It also features neutral support, moderate pliability, and balanced cushioning.
Topo has improved the outsole and the upper for this iteration of the MT. The new upper is now open air mesh, which Topo claims is more breathable and drains and dries quicker than the MT-3 while maintaining the durability of the MT-3’s upper. The MT-4 now has a Vibram outsole with larger lugs for increased traction and durability. The MT-4 also has a dual-density midsole to provide a soft feel while maintaining stability and protection. The shoe also features lateral and medial drainage ports for quick drainage and drying after water crossings. The MT-4 is compatible with the Topo performance gaiter for added protection like all Topo shoes.
Reviews for the MT-4 are limited but positive. Customers love the fit of the shoe with a wide toe box and narrower heel. They found them very comfortable and thought they were the best MT shoe yet.