Shoe Review: Topo Athletic Rekovr (Women)

The Topo Athletic Rekovr is designed to be your go to shoe to maximize your recovery whether you are at work or play. This wool blend slip on shoe is intended for active recovery and is roomy, comfy, and can be dressed up enough to take you to the office.

Specs

  • Weight: 7.5 oz, women’s 7 (tested, women’s 9)
  • Stack Height: 22 mm (heel), 19mm (forefoot)
  • Drop: 3mm
  • Wool blend upper
  • OrthoLite antimicrobial footbed with 3D wave pattern
  • High traction outsole

Uses

The slip on wool blend Topo Athletic Rekovr is designed for active recovery with a massaging OrthoLite footbed. The shoe is intended to be worn without socks, and the 3D wave pattern on the footbed provides neutral stimulation. The Rekovr is perfect for light hiking, walking, and casual use.

Construction

The wool blend upper provides excellent moisture wicking and creates a very comfortable shoe. Before reading any information about the shoe, I slipped my feet into them sans socks and was surprised by the comfort of the footbed. I didn’t actually know that the Topo Athletic Rekovr was designed to be worn sockless until I checked out the website information, and I was delighted when I realized that was the intent. The footbed is antimicrobial so the shoe shouldn’t start to stink over time.

Comfort

Over the last three weeks I have worn the Topo Athletic Rekovr everywhere—dog walking, the office, an easy hike—and I’m absolutely in love with them. The massaging footbed is extremely comfortable, and the upper is soft and breathable. The Rekovr is wide enough that you can really move your toes around, which should also aid in active recovery.

Recommend?

Yes! The Topo Athletic Rekovr is a very unique shoe in that it doesn’t fit into a traditional category. We all have uses for a casual, everyday shoe, and one that builds in active recovery is just a bonus. At $100, this is reasonably priced all around shoe.

Purchasing Information: where to go to purchase the Topo Athletic Rekovr.

If you are interested in purchasing these shoes, check out your local, independently-owned running specialty store.  Independent stores are vital to our community and need all the help they can get. You can also hit up the Topo Athletics website right here. Thanks!

Your Reviewer: Sarah Bradham

I started my love of gear as a climber and as I turned my attention to running I shifted from carabiners, ice tools, and crampons to hydration packs, midsole foam types, compression clothing, and everything in between. After several years of foot injuries, I’m enjoying getting back to my beloved muddy and rocky trails near my home in Portland, Ore. In my work life, I enjoy coordinating an annual Mountain and Ultra Running Camp at the base of Mt. Hood with Yassine Diboun, Amy Sproston, Joelle Vaught, Krissy Moehl and Jeff “Bronco Billy” Browning. 

This product was provided to URP/me for review purposes. Compensation was neither offered nor requested and all words and thoughts are 100% my own.

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