Verdict from +100 user reviews

10 reasons to buy

  • To many Adidas customers, the Caprock is unequivocally unrivaled when it comes to comfort.
  • Numerous wearers were deeply impressed with the shoe’s confidence-inspiring traction. Its grip, according to them, is simply relentless no matter the quality and type of terrain.
  • The Caprock stunned a number of customers with its irresistible good looks and style.
  • This Adidas hiking shoe greatly exemplifies sturdiness, based on a dozen of user reviews.
  • According to quite a handful of owners, this hiking gear—despite its beefy profile—is surprisingly light. One of them even likened it to a pair of trail runners.
  • Some wearers gave the Adidas Caprock accolades for its true-to-size fit.
  • According to a moderate percentage of reviewers, this low-top hiker is satisfyingly versatile. They said that its function and performance are for office and casual uses as well.
  • A handful of buyers commended this Adidas shoe for having not one but two switchable footbeds.
  • A few owners happily reported that they were able to use their Caprocks straight out of the box with no pain or blisters.
  • A couple of wearers found this shoe a great value for their money.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Based on a couple of user reviews, the Caprock could be a lot more breathable.
  • Although roomy overall, this shoe still received some flak from a very small number of owners for its measly toe box space.
  • On the support front, a couple of hikers didn’t feel like the shoe offered much.

Bottom line

Extremely comfortable, deceivingly lightweight, and strikingly stylish—these qualities easily describe the Caprock by Adidas. Thankfully, this celebrated hiking footwear doesn’t stop there; it is also powerfully grippy over mixed terrain and stands mightily durable against abuse and wear and tear. That said, this shoe’s reputation is by no means spotless as some users didn’t appreciate its subpar breathability. All in all, the Adidas Caprock “rocks” thanks to its harmonious combination of comfort, durability, and aesthetics. Hikers looking for an ultra-ventilated shoe, however, should very well opt for something else.

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Good to know

  • The Adidas Caprock is a day hiking footgear that sports a mesh upper from which the shoe’s lightness comes primarily. It is covered with sturdy overlays for protection and added support. A sturdy toe rand is at the helm of the upper, guarding against frontal terrain assaults.
  • Absorbing shock, cushioning against underfoot hazards, and stabilizing the wearer’s balance is the shoe’s EVA midsole. It has a minimalistic build from heel to toe which gives the Caprock an overall slender design. The footwear’s insole is engineered with the Adiprene technology for improved cushioning and shock absorption.
  • When it comes to multi-directional surface grip, the Caprock is equipped with the Adidas-patented Traxion outsole. It is studded with polygonal protrusions (also known as lugs) for grip over soft and irregular types of terrain.

Caprock is an Adidas day hiking shoe built specifically for men. It adequately runs true to size and comes in D – standard width. It is offered in a range of whole and half sizes. The engineers used a wider last in the creation of this shoe to better accommodate bulky feet. A secure and snug fit is a collaborative effort between the footwear’s padded interior, which includes the tongue, and classic lacing system. Note that the Caprock comes with two removable insoles: regular fit and roomy fit. The latter footbed is intended for users with wider feet.

The power that enables wearers to land a secure grip over different terrain types without the unwanted underfoot pressure lies in the shoe’s Traxion outsole. Across the majority of its surface, primarily on the forefoot zone, are grippy, low-profile lugs which give the footwear the ability to produce traction in practically every direction. The lugs down at the outsole’s heel take a horizontal shape and form a heel brake which aids hikers during tricky descents. The lugs along the edges slightly encroach the outsole’s sides. This design choice allows for more assisted lateral movements.

Besides grip, the Traxion outsole also provides forefoot protection by extending to the front end of the shoe’s upper. This protective tip bearing the Adidas logo works hand in hand with the upper’s rubber rand to shield wearers from injury-causing, bumpy hazards.

On the cushioning front, the Caprock has an unusually slim midsole. It is made of a lightweight EVA material which lends the shoe enough terrain protection, shock absorption, and ground stability without weighing the user down. Its cupped rear end provides a more secure and stabilizing heel zone.

Further granting comfort and shock absorption upon every landing is the shoe’s removable footbed. It is crafted with the Adidas Adiprene technology which equips the insole’s heel and forefoot zones with resilient, cushy pads.

With a mesh coverage for an upper, the Adidas Caprock aims to provide a lightweight hiking experience with an out-of-the-box quality of comfort. Abrasion-resistant overlays reinforce this mesh upper. They are made with a combination of suede leather and textile. The forefoot zone has a stitched-on overlay. It is also protected by a toe cap—a rubberized band which, in conjunction with the outsole’s Adidas-logoed extension, further beefs up and reinforces the front end of the shoe.

The Caprock’s closure system consists of synthetic shoelaces and lace loops. The top pair of eyelets is plated with a metallic material. The pull tab on the back of the heel is made of the same synthetic fiber as the laces.

  • This shoe has a waterproof version called Caprock GTX. GTX stands for Gore-Tex which is the liner responsible for its waterproofing.
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Paul loves adventure. Over the past 20 years, he has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He’s summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races. He has worked in the outdoor industry as a whitewater and hunting guide, gear tester, copywriter, and outfitting specialist at places like The National Outdoor Leadership School, No Barriers USA, and Sierra Trading Post. He has been quoted in NYMag, NBCNews, and Business Insider to name a few.