Experts are hikers, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.
Are you an expert? Apply to contribute here.
65 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews
I found them to be painful at the end of ten miles with 50 lbs pack, due to the lack of support, the sloppy heel, and stability of the shoe.
- 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.
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. There are overlays forming the three stripes (Adidas' logo) in the midfoot area. They deliver support to the foot.
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 on various grounds, be it soft or hard, wet or dry.
Its Traxion technology, which was originally developed for soccer boots, 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.