For multi-day trips with a heavy pack. Manufacturers emphasize durability and support in the creation of backpacking boots. See backpacking boots
Designed for users who want to cover a greater distance by going fast, usually with a light pack. See speed hiking shoes.
Boots that grant insulation to the user during hikes. See winter hiking boots.
Mainly sandals. Aside from hiking they can be used for other purposes such as water activities. See multi-sport hiking sandals.
Good to know
Casual hikers can choose day hiking footwear or multi-sport sandals. More info here.
Shoes with a cuff that goes below the ankle. See low-cut hiking shoes.
Good to know
Generally, for trails that are easy to tackle, go with low-cut shoes. Go mid to high if there are more trail obstacles.
WeightMen: 12.5ozWomen: 10.6oz
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
Updates to Adidas Terrex AX3
- The Adidas Terrex AX3 is a breathable hiker designed for outdoorsy folks whose prime objective is to move as quickly as possible on the trail. Part of its game is to protect its users against destructive hazards thanks to its sturdy construction. Its level protectiveness is an improvement over its predecessor—the Terrex AX2.
- Those who own a pair of Adidas Outdoor Terrex AX3 hiking shoes are in for a different grip experience this time around. Unlike the first model’s Traxion outsole, this footgear now has a sticky outsole courtesy of Continental.
Adidas Terrex AX3 size and fit
The Terrex AX3 from Adidas is a generally true-to-size, low-cut speed hiking shoe for men and women. It comes in standard width in half and whole sizes. Its lace-up closure provides wearers with a quick approach to a personalized and secure lockdown.
This Adidas shoe is capable of latching on to various kinds of backcountry surfaces thanks to its long-wearing Continental rubber outsole. The studs (also known as lugs) peppering its surface enable it to bite into soft-soiled terrain for enhanced traversal security. Hikers are also given increased descent control with the outsole’s heel brake.
It is thanks to the Terrex AX3’s lightweight midsole that trail lovers are able to experience the ruggedness of the terrain with as much cushioning and stability as possible. The material used in its creation is called EVA or ethylene-vinyl acetate. It comes paired with a molded sockliner for extra comfort and support underfoot.
Mesh and synthetic overlays mainly comprise the Terrex AX3’s below-the-ankle upper. It is breathable just like another Adidas product, the Terrex AX2R, For a plush in-shoe feel, its interior is lined with soft textile. Its front end is reinforced with a molded toe cap made of TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane). Its heel, on the other hand, is engineered with a synthetic pull tab.
Completing the upper’s equation is the shoe’s lacing system. It consists of a synthetic lace and combination eyelets.
Users who prefer a waterproof shoe can check out the Adidas Terrex Swift R2 GTX.