WHAT ADIDAS SAYS
THE LIGHTEST ADIDAS TERREX TRAIL RUNNING SHOES EVER.
Ready to conquer the mountain, these men’s trail running shoes keep you fast and stable over alpine terrain. Developed with athlete insights, these shoes are extremely lightweight and provide extraordinary grip for competitive racing. The mesh and ripstop upper has a breathable, sock-like construction for an optimal fit and comfort, while an EVA midsole cushions against impacts. The rubber outsole is inspired by the Continental mountain bike tyre “Race King,” and has cutouts making the shoes even more lightweight and flexible.
Mesh and ripstop upper for a great combination of toughness and breathability
Sock-like construction for an optimal fit
Perforated EVA collar and tongue with a mesh cover for breathability and comfort
Lightweight EVA midsole for long-term cushioning
Rubber outsole with cutouts to reduce weight
Continental™ Rubber for extraordinary grip even in wet conditions
Weight: 255 g (per shoe in size UK 8.5)
A LIGHT SHOE THAT I REALLY WANTED TO LIKE BUT KIND OF DOESN’T WORK.
I get what adidas were looking to do with this shoe. And when I saw it I was kind of excited. And let’s make no bones about it, it is light and it is stable. BUT. Whilst focussing on grip and keeping the shoe close to 250g (probably to try and rival the Nike Terra Kiger 3 or the inov-8 TRAILTALON
) they have forgone all other aspects that people look for in a trail running shoe. Namely something with a bit of room in the forefoot and something to protect over long runs on rocky ground. Having run multiple times in this shoe, my diagnosis is that in trying to strip back the previous Agravic
which came in at 310g (and was already too rigid) they’ve lost even more comfort. And I mean just generally, you need some suppleness in a trail shoe upper and some give underfoot to deal with varied terrain. I wouldn’t wear these shoes in the Alps, the Alps would destroy my feet in these! I might wear them in a shorter 10k race in wet conditions, but nothing longer or technically demanding.
Mesh and ripstop upper tough but not pliable enough to offer comfort (and not that breathable)
Sock-like construction optimal if your foot shape is narrow and won’t swell
Perforated EVA collar and tongue with a mesh cover for breathability and comfort – not totes sure what this is
The midsole offers very little cushioning as a result of it’s lightweightedness
Rubber outsole with cutouts to reduce weight – sure, it is a light shoe
Continental™ Rubber does offer grip but not ideal for hard packed conditions
Weight: 255 g (per shoe in size UK 8.5) – aces.