Review of the Adidas Terrex trail running shoe.

The Adidas Terrex : A Complete Review

Meet the challenge of the terrain head on. The Adidas Terrex trail running shoes deliver a lightweight feel for the agility to move through technical terrain. Lightstrike midsole cushioning complements full-length impact coverage to handle rocks and roots underfoot. Continental Rubber grips it all, wet or dry.


Most customers have said that the sizing is mostly accurate to their foot size. Though, if you have a broader foot, we would recommend going 1/2 a size or even a full size up, if you don’t like them to snug on your feet.

Adidas Terrex shoe has regular sock-like fit. The sock-like construction hugs the foot. It grips slick roots and rocks in all conditions. Enjoy ultimate comfort and protection on the trail, with a wide toe box, snug heel fit, and robust mudguard to help keep water and mud out. It has durable, lightweight EVA midsole, EVA stabilization frame, boost midsole, external heel support clip and molded toe cap. Featuring a 7mm drop Boost midsole, the highly responsive cushioning technology offers ultimate comfort and maximum energy return in every step.

The Look

The Adidas Terrex is made with Primegreen, a series of high-performance recycled materials and Primeblue which is made in part with Parley Ocean Plastic. 50% of the upper is textile, 75% of the textile is Primeblue yarn. It has no virgin polyester. The pair of kicks are made with recycled content as part of the ambition to end plastic waste. Using yarn sourced from recycled plastic, the Adidas “Primeknit” upper hugs the foot with a seamless, supportive build. The Primeknit upper of Parley features Parley Ocean Plastic up-cycled plastic waste, intercepted on remote islands, beaches, coastal communities, and shorelines, preventing it from polluting our oceans. The lugged outsole delivers confident grip across dirt descents and scree. The lugged outsole is designed for on- and off-road grip. It has lace closure and micro-adjustable dial lace system.

There is BOA® Fit System for micro-adjustment, effortless on-and-off, and secure, consistent hold. It has smooth stride with the rocker shape that allows you to roll through your stride smoothly. Rocker shape supports a smooth ride and roll-off feeling across terrain, so you can stay in the zone on the trail.

The Adidas terrex is composed of recycled materials as part of the ambition to end plastic waste.

Finally, a design that doesn’t have a massive white border around the shoe that gets dirty so easily. The thinner white border with a black sole is a much better. We hope more running shoes of this design come out soon. Moreover, it comes in cool and vibrant colors with a range that allows you to pick shoes of your choice. It has textile upper with abrasion-resistant weldings, textile lining and molded sockliner. The reflective details are worth considering.

The Feel

Adidas Terrex’s “Lightstrike” is redefining the next generation of speed with a super-light midsole designed for dynamic, lightweight movement. Terrex is loaded with precision-made, seamless zones which combine strength and performance with smooth comfort to ensure distraction-free movement. The incredible energy return of adidas Boost is created by fusing together energy capsules, giving you the power to keep your feet moving so you can’t stop; you won’t stop!

Abrasion resistant overlays enhance durability for wear in rough terrain. A waterproof lining seals out moisture to keep feet dry through damp, muddy trail conditions. It doesn’t get more waterproof than this. If you seek out challenging terrain and a fast pace, the Adidas Terrex shoes deliver the lightweight feel and agility to match your effort. The mesh upper maintains quick-drying, comfort. Lightstrike midsole cushioning and full-length impact coverage support agile movement over rough ground. Any trail. Any time. Take on rough alpine terrain in these adidas Terrex trail running shoes.

The EVA midsole offers flexibility and comfort. The shoe has a Continental™ Rubber outsole which provides all-terrain grip for confident footing on rough and slippery ground. It is for the purpose of extraordinary traction in wet and dry conditions. Reliable traction gives you the confidence to match your ambition.


Right out your door, from street to trail and back, the Terrex trail running shoes prioritize comfort and versatility. The lockdown on this shoe is mad that you have never felt so locked into a shoe like this! The shoe almost becomes part of the foot and sort of moves with the foot instead of feeling stiff like a normal trail running shoe does. The tight-fitting design is very much welcomed as it does wonders for stability which is extremely important for any type of running shoe.

If there is one complaint, it is that it says in the description that these are weather proof, which is not true. These have mesh like material which makes them very light but not weather proof. The material on the top is a weak spot and loses its weatherproof-function very fast because of this. It is not good enough.

Pros & Cons

  • Amazingly Cushioned
  • Sturdy grip
  • Very snug
  • Light-weight
  • Versatile
  • Decent waterproofing
  • Pricy
  • Very tight for people with wide feet
  • Not completely waterproof
  • Lack the support for extreme terrain.

The adidas Terrex trail running shoes deliver a lightweight feel for the agility to move through technical terrain.


Moving fast is easy when you have the traction and support you need. Lace up waterproof, breathable coverage with the adidas Terrex Shoes. Made for precise footing on rough terrain, they keep your feet dry through wet, muddy trails. Every step fuels the next with fresh energy thanks to Boost to keep you hiking longer. Durable overlays on the upper and a reinforced midsole resist rocks. The Continental™ Rubber outsole lets you push off slick roots and uneven ground with confident grip.

TERREX was designed for stability and protection, without compromising flexibility. Featuring a Continental™ Rubber outsole and Boost cushioning technology, the shoe offers maximum energy return in every step – so you can flow dynamically on casual runs, pavement, and some techy terrain alike.  Light enough to keep you fast. Rugged enough to handle the trail. Lace up these adidas running shoes for long trail runs. Featuring a super lightweight, 6mm drop EVA midsole with Lightstrike technology, the shoe offers ultimate comfort and fast, efficient energy return, no matter the distance. The sock-like knit upper is reinforced with abrasion resistance where you need it most.

The incredible energy return of adidas Boost gives you the power to keep your feet moving. No matter the distance, enjoy long-lasting comfort on the trail with a wide toe box, smooth rocker shape and ventilation from perforations on the tongue. You will definitely doubt that you will ever get another outdoor athletic shoe like this because they look amazing, clean easy, and feel great. It is fully recommended by us so buy it before the crowd catches on!

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