Hi @gardenes, nice to hear from you although I am sorry you're having trouble with your Saucony runners. While I have never had trouble myself with trail runners rubbing uncomfortably on my ankle like that, I will say that I love the fit of most Topo running shoes precisely because of how low they cut. If you're planning to use them for hiking, you might like the Topo Ultraventure, although if you're looking for something with a rock plate, you'll get more protection from the Terraventure 2 .

If you want to dive into the details on the specs of Topo or another brand, this would be a great opportunity for you to make use of our brand new Virtual Outfitting service. It's free, and you get one on one time with a specialist to help answer any question you might have!

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