Verdict from 100+ user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • Most wearers of the Adidas Terrex AX2R Mid GTX were impressed with its well-made quality and superb construction.
  • A significant number of consumers commented that this mid-cut boot was indeed comfortable.
  • Several users attested that the boot was waterproof and breathable.
  • It is a good-looking boot, as mentioned by some online shoppers.
  • Its great fit was said to be its key selling feature.
  • Numerous Terrex AX2R Mid GTX buyers commended its ample ankle support.
  • Many hikers raved about the way this Adidas gear helped them remain steady over rugged terrain.
  • Some lauded its light weight and mentioned that wearing this hiking boot does not feel heavy.
  • This pair of boots are priced reasonably.

3 reasons not to buy

  • According to a few, the thinly structured laces were somehow fragile and could use some improvement.
  • A couple of wearers indicated that the outsole's durability was questionable as it wore out quickly.
  • This shoe was not able to keep one user from slipping on wet pavements.

Bottom line

The Adidas Terrex AX2R Mid GTX was well received by its consumers. Its plus points were gained mostly from its construction, comfort, excellent fit, ankle support and stability. On the other hand, a few were disappointed about the quality of the outsole and laces. Nevertheless, the Terrex AX2R Mid GTX has the right combination of features to impress its consumers. This mid-cut hiking boot from Adidas is perfect for those who seek style and functionality in one package.

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Good to know

  • Adidas designers went with a fusion of versatile, contemporary look and multi-functional use in creating the Terrex AX2R Mid GTX boot. Forming the outer part of the upper are woven synthetic textile, technical mesh and synthetic overlays. All components render the upper lightweight. The upper is also waterproof and breathable because of the Gore-Tex lining.
  • This mid-cut boot features the Adiprene technology. It is embedded in the rear section of the midsole. This Adidas innovation protects the heel upon impact.
  • The Terrex AX2R Mid GTX boot also has the Traxion outsole. The design of this component is based on boots. It provides multi-direction traction.

The Adidas Terrex AX2R Mid GTX caters to both genders and is available in standard sizes.  A traditional lace-up closure delivers a snug fit. Its mid-cut construction provides sufficient ankle support and stability. The padded tongue and collar also provide additional comfort. Men’s width profile is D – Medium while women’s width is B – Medium. It fairly runs true to size.

The Terrex AX2R Mid GTX boot from Adidas grants optimal grip through its Traxion outsole. This rubber component offers traction in all directions and lets the user traverse different terrain types, including slippery and wet surfaces. The systematically organized lug pattern also contributes to ground grip through its self-cleaning abilities, ultimately preventing slippage.

The midsole part comprises of Adiprene which is found in the heel; the sockliner which is responsible for fit and comfort; and a low-profile EVA midsole for cushioning. Adiprene is in charge of shock absorption upon impact in the heel area. The EVA midsole delivers underfoot cushioning to the rest of the areas not covered by Adiprene. Adidas claims that its service life is long term. Finally, the sockliner grants additional underfoot comfort to the user.

The upper unit features technical mesh that allows ample airflow. It is then supported by overlays to give form to the boot and lock down the foot. The upper is also lined with Gore-Tex Extended Comfort membrane–a breathable and waterproof layer that keeps the foot dry for all-day comfort. This non-insulated construction from Gore-Tex acts by letting perspiration escape and denying the penetration of water from the outside.

This mid-cut designed boot is made to provide extra stability throughout the ankle joint, especially when encountering uneven terrain. Its profoundly padded collar and tongue also give comfort.

A protective toe rand prevents abrasions and shields the toe when it accidentally knocks on ground obstacles. Its traditional lace-up closure comprises of fabric webbed eyelets with a pair of grommets at the top. The handy pull lift also allows smooth on and off.


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