May 7, 2015 |

The Athlete's Intuition

Why ditching the GPS and relying on feel can get you healthier, faster.

Topo Blog: Yau Lee
At the beginning of 2014, I got into a bike accident: descended more than 30mph, lost control of my bike, and ended up in the hospital, bruised and in need of stitches. Prior to that accident, I was on the rise: I had just PR'd a half marathon and qualified for the Chicago Marathon. My body was feeling great and I was at the peak of my racing shape. Then, this bike accident happened. I registered for the 2014 Kaiser Half Marathon but did not recover fast enough to run that race. I remember... [view more]
March 31, 2015 | Georgia Shaw, Director of Marketing

How the Halsa Stole My Heart

Staff Picks: our director of marketing, Georgia Shaw, gives 4 reasons why the Halsas are her #1

OK, I know I’m not supposed to do this, but I did: I picked a favorite.  Don’t get me wrong, there is something special about each member of our Topo product “family,” but there’s just something about that Halsa that makes me wanna smile every time I lace up those Bad Larrys.  I like them so much, in fact, that I just had to write this blog post.  PDA isn’t really my thing, but I’m putting it all out there for this one.A few disclaimers: 1.  I work for Topo (so, duh,... [view more]
Posted in: Products, Topo Life
February 12, 2015 | Georgia Shaw, Director of Marketing

Making It Happen

(It's All About "The Why")

Topo friend and ambassador Francis David talks about setting goals and the things to do (and avoid) on your journey to acheivement.  In July 2014, I crossed the finish line of my first Ironman distance triathlon. When people congratulate me for accomplishing such a physical feat and ask how I stayed motivated to train, my response often comes as a surprise to them. They learn that my journey started long before my training commenced five months prior (seven years in fact) and that achieving... [view more]
Posted in: Ambassador Stories
January 15, 2015 | Georgia Shaw, Director of Marketing

How to Remain a Lean-Mean-Muscle Machine During the Off-Season

Lessons from Ambassador Willaine Marquez

Today's guest post is from one of our very first Topo ambassadors, Willaine Marquez.  Besides being an all-around bada** athlete and coach, Willaine also has a black belt in Karate and competes (and coaches) as an IFBB figure pro: an event where lean muscle is the name of the game.  In her figure competitions, Willaine chooses to train naturally, which means a completely drug-free approach to muscle development.  She's here today to tell us about the types of diet and exercise that keeps her... [view more]
Posted in: Ambassador Stories
January 1, 2015 | Tony Post, Founder and CEO

Goals Are important, Just Remember to Live in the Present!

I love the days leading up to the New Year!  That infectious spirit of the holidays is in full swing, sharing special meals with family and friends, lots of toasting and celebration. It’s that time when you can’t help but reflect on the year that’s passed and think about the amazing possibilities that lie in the year ahead. As runners and athletes, many of us have clear quantitative goals we set at this time of year.  I know I do.  Some of you probably want to break that half marathon PR, run... [view more]
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Brad Cox Lic.Ac. is a Movement Specialist, ACU-Running Coach and Licensed Acupuncturist specializing in Orthopedic Acupuncture and Sports Medicine.  He is the co-Founder and CEO of ACU-Mobility and ACU-Running.  ACU-Mobility is an educational and mobility products company, dedicated to the development of unique sport specific corrective exercise programs and innovative product design.  Brad has treated hundreds of athletes including: Olympic and world class Runners, Triathletes, Power Lifters, Elite Crossfitters and Professional Strong Men.  He is a consultant and running mechanics expert for TOPO Athletic.  He teaches workshops and seminars on running mechanics, mobility and movement analysis around the U.S.


Dr. Sonia Pasquale D.C., Lic.Ac. is a Chiropractor, Sports Physician, Licensed Acupuncturist, Movement Specialist, Nutrition Counselor and Co-Founder of ACU-Mobility and ACU-Running systems.  She has specialties in Orthopedics, Functional Movement Analysis, Functional Medicine and Women's Health.  She incorporates advanced Chiropractic and Acupuncture manual techniques to create a unique integrative approach to treatment.  She works with both Elite and Novice athletes to help them achieve their individual physical goals.  She is the Director and co-Owner of Wakefield Wellness Center outside of Boston MA.


Chris Lehman , Lic.Ac., MAOM, Dipl. OM is a Licensed Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, Movement Specialist and ACU-Running Coach.  Chris Specializes in Orthopedic Acupuncture and functional movement analysis working with all kinds of Athletes.  He focuses on balancing the body through Acupuncture and manual therapies to enhance proper biomechanics with an emphasis in sports medicine and injury prevention.


Kaitlin graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  After graduation she worked for a short time in the Med/Neuro ICU at Moore County Regional Hospital in NC.  Kaitlin has been an avid runner for many years, having completed several road races at both the half marathon and marathon distance, before switching to trail running.  Her love for trail running came from the many long distance hiking trails she has completed, such as the Continental Divide Trail and Appalachian Trail.  She is excited to share her love for running by being part of the ACU-Mobility team!

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