Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.
Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.
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As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.
Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
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Updates to Adidas Terrex AX2R
- The Adidas Terrex AX2R is a low-cut hiking shoe that offers comfort and stability when tackling different terrains. It has a breathable textile and synthetic upper that dries quickly when wet.
- The shoe features an EVA midsole that provides lightweight cushioning aided by Adidas’ adiPRENE. These two materials work together to provide comfort and protection to the foot.
- The Terrex AX2R is equipped with Adidas’ proprietary Traxion outsole technology. This lug pattern is specially designed to provide traction over diverse terrains, including wet rocks.
Adidas Terrex AX2R size and fit
The Adidas Terrex AX2R features a standard, lace-up closure that allows a personalized fit. It has a padded tongue and collar that helps achieve a snug fit and provides comfort. Men’s sizes are from 6 to 13, with half sizes up to 11.5. Women’s sizes range from 5 to 12, with half sizes up to 10.5. This hiking shoe fairly runs true to size. It is offered in medium width for men and women.
The Terrex AX2R uses a super high traction rubber for its outsole coupled with Adidas’ Traxion technology to ensure an aggressive grip in all directions. This combination of features allows the Terrex AX2R to grip well on various grounds, be it soft or hard, wet or dry.
Its Traxion technology, which was originally developed for football cleats, is Adidas’ outsole lug pattern made for certain kinds of outdoor activities. The lugs provide plenty of traction on all soft surfaces.
The Terrex AX2R uses an EVA midsole for lightweight, adequate, long-term cushioning. It has adiPRENE which is an elastic foam material created by Adidas. It absorbs impact and reduces the pressure felt by the foot with every step, providing cushioning and comfort while protecting the foot from injuries. Placed in the heel of the shoe, it allows softer landings.
Inside, the Terrex AX2R has a molded foam sockliner that provides a comfortable in-shoe feel. This footbed is removable and can be replaced with orthotic inserts.
The Terrex AX2R has a water-resistant upper made of lightweight components including tightly-knit textile, webbing, and synthetic. The upper materials give coolness and comfort while hugging the foot securely.
Although the lightweight upper is not waterproof, it is breathable and dries quickly. It also has a protective toe rand that helps resist abrasions. A heel pull tab also allows easy on and off.
- Although the Terrex AX2R is not waterproof, it has waterproof versions that use Gore-Tex or Climaproof.