Each year, Women's Running tests hundreds of products to come up with a list of the very best running shoes of the season. Testing design, fit and performance and the winner of the award for 2016 is the Topo MT-2 trail runner.

Topo’s designer To-ny Po-st helped launch the Vibram (otherwise known as the trainer with the toes), he based Topo trainer’s around three core principals: shape, platform and weight.

The Topo MT Trail Running Shoes provide a lighter, low profile platform. Topo increased the flexibility making it easier and more comfortable to run on uneven terrain.

Women’s running said: "Our testers liked kicking it up on the trail in these sleek-looking runners with responsive midsole cushioning and a trail-hugging, multi directional tread. A generous, tootsie-protecting bumper on the anatomically correct toe box (read: wider) and a medium-firm heel-cup provide protection in rocky conditions. The only tester complaint was from a runner who wanted to wear them all day - wait, is that a bad thing?"

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