Hiking Shoes
Day Hiking
Water repellent
Men: 12oz
Women: 10.4oz
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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.

Good to know

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.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

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.

Good to know

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.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.


We spent 9.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what hikers think:

14 reasons to buy

  • The majority of people who used the Adidas Terrex AX2R reported that it is very comfortable.
  • Some wearers praised its flexibility.
  • It is a lightweight pair, according to many who hiked with this shoe.
  • Several buyers observed that the shoe doesn’t require breaking in before hiking.
  • Many owners testified that they didn’t experience foot pain or blistering even after hours of hiking on a straight-out-of-the-box pair.
  • The Traxion outsole performed its function well across wet and dry terrains, as reported by many Terrex AX2R users.
  • A few liked the roomy toe box. One also added that the extra room is perfect for times when her feet swell during long hikes.
  • A lot of wearers lauded the shoe’s looks. A few hikers claimed to have received compliments while wearing the shoe.
  • A small number of satisfied buyers reported that the shoe works for those with lower back pain.
  • Several people who purchased the shoe said that it’s worth its price.
  • Some who used the shoe for purposes other than hiking expressed that it is also good for disc golfing.
  • A few hikers mentioned that it gripped well on slippery rocks.
  • It is a budget-friendly shoe.
  • It comes in an assortment of colors for men and women.

7 reasons not to buy

  • Several buyers said that it’s not that durable and gets early-use damage.
  • A couple of owners observed wearing on the toe seam and upper mesh material despite light-to-moderate use.
  • The lace loops of the Terrex AX2R wore out quickly, according to some users.
  • Some wearers revealed that it didn’t provide much support.
  • A few testers recommended replacing the insole.
  • A small number of users who walked on wet grass and muddy trails noticed that water seeped in.
  • Some buyers said that the shoe runs too big for them.

Bottom line

People see the Adidas Terrex AX2R as a lightweight, good-looking hiking shoe that’s more than capable of taking on various terrains. Most users praised its flexibility and out-of-the-box comfort. They lauded its Traxion outsole for its good performance on most surfaces, including wet rocks. The multifunctional features make it ideal for various outdoor activities such as disc golfing. While some users complained about its quality and durability issues, lack of support, and larger-than-normal sizing, most owners consider it a bang for the buck.


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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.

Additional Info

  • Although the Terrex AX2R is not waterproof, it has waterproof versions that use Gore-Tex or Climaproof.


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