Verdict from 100+ user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • A majority of wearers praised the Adidas Terrex AX2R GTX for being comfortable.
  • Several satisfied owners lauded the waterproofness of the shoes.
  • A significant number of consumers praised the lightness of the gear.
  • A couple of individuals testified that they wore it on a daily basis and were impressed by its durability.
  • A handful of buyers were impressed by the quality of the shoe and bought several pairs.
  • A few wearers loved the grip that the sole delivered.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The shoe runs small according to some owners.
  • A few individuals have reported pain in different parts of their feet after a couple of minutes of wearing the Terrex AX2R GTX.
  • A small number of users expressed that it was too expensive.

Bottom line

The Adidas Terrex AX2R GTX generally impressed wearers with its satisfying comfort and water protection. Its lightness and durability were also praised. However, what users didn’t like was the inaccurate sizing. In conclusion, if potential buyers can obtain the correct size, they can enjoy the recognized benefits of this hiker.

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Good to know

  • The Adidas Terrex AX2R GTX is a multifunction low-cut hiking shoe equipped with a waterproof and breathable lining by Gore-Tex. It has a textile and synthetic upper for durable yet lightweight performance.
  • It features an EVA midsole that’s supported by the proprietary Adiprene technology. Together, these materials provide wearers comfort and foot protection.
  • The Terrex AX2R GTX also comes with the brand's Traxion outsole. The lug pattern is designed to grip on various trail conditions including wet surfaces.

The Adidas Terrex AX2R GTX is a low-cut shoe that features a standard, lace-up closure for a customized fit. It is offered in regular lengths and medium width for both men and women. This shoe runs fairly true to size.

The Adidas Terrex AX2R GTX is equipped with Adidas’ Traxion outsole for multi-directional grip on rugged trails. The unit noticeably extends in the front forming a bumper that protects that toes and to the sides (in selected areas) to create additional support to the midsole. On the rear end is a tread pattern that delivers braking power when walking downhill.

The Terrex AX2R GTX features an EVA midsole for lightweight, adequate, and long-term cushioning. Adidas also added its Adiprene elastic foam material which absorbs shock and decreases the pressure felt by the foot. It provides cushioning and comfort while protecting the foot from injuries. It is strategically placed in the heel section, creating a soft landing. A molded sockliner cradles the foot for additional underfoot comfort.

The Terrex AX2R GTX comes with a water-resistant upper made of lightweight tightly-knit textile, webbing, and synthetic components. This material gives coolness and comfort while securely hugging the foot. It is lined with Gore-Tex to block intrusions of wet elements and expel moisture from the inside. 

The shoe also features a protective toe rand that helps resist abrasions. The front closure consists of combination eyelets, three of which are connected to the overlays that form the signature three stripes. A heel pull tab also allows for an easy on and off.

  • This product also comes in a version without a waterproof liner: the Adidas Terrex AX2R.


How Adidas Terrex AX2R GTX ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 42% hiking shoes
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Bottom 48% Adidas hiking shoes
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Bottom 43% day hiking hiking shoes
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