Who should buy the Adidas Terrex Eastrail Mid GTX

The Adidas Terrex Eastrail Mid GTX is designed to let you hit the trail with confidence. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking shoe that offers a high level of resistance against damage and abrasion.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that is designed for all-weather use.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that offers lightweight and cushiony.

Adidas Terrex Eastrail Mid GTX logo

Size and fit

This hiking boot from Adidas is a mid-cut model with a lightly padded tongue and collar for a comfortable fit. The mesh upper is reinforced with rigid textile overlays that hold the shoe up. It also features a traditional lace-up closure for a personalized fit.

Adidas Terrex Eastrail Mid GTX laces

Improved grip and traction

The Terrex Eastrail Mid GTX has an outsole made of quality rubber. It features an exclusive lug design called "Traxion" which was originally used for football shoes. The hexagonal lugs have a wide, narrow profile for improved grip and traction. The wide spaces between the lugs help with the easy release of mud and debris.

Adidas Terrex Eastrail Mid GTX outsole

Highly suitable for wet and slippery surfaces

The Traxion sole offers high resistance to slippage, which makes this shoe highly suitable for wet and slippery surfaces.

Adidas Terrex Eastrail Mid GTX outsole 1

Lightweight and shock-absorbing cushioning by EVA

For the midsole, this model uses EVA - a lightweight polymer known for its superior cushioning and shock absorption. However, since ethylene-vinyl acetate has a structure with a lower density, it compresses over time which means that it will start providing less support after significant wear. Nonetheless, this material is highly touted for its superior lightweight cushioning.

Adidas Terrex Eastrail Mid GTX midsole

Weatherproof

Meant for light hiking in the summer and during moderate weather conditions, the Terrex Eastrail Mid has an upper made of synthetic and mesh fabrics. Lining the shoe interior is the Gore-tex membrane that seals out rain or water. This keeps the foot dry even when traversing severely wet grounds. 

Adidas Terrex Eastrail Mid GTX upper

Easy to wear

Tough synthetic overlays and additional support structure around the collar enhance the boot's resistance to wear and tear while the pull loop at the back helps with easy slip-on or off.

Adidas Terrex Eastrail Mid GTX collar

Nice to know

  • The Eastrail Mid GTX is part of the Adidas Terrex collection. While these shoes vary in design, cut, and upper, all Terrex shoes feature lightweight cushioning made of EVA, and a high-traction rubber sole using the Traxion compound.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 13.8oz / Women 11.8oz
Base model: Adidas Terrex Eastrail
Use: Light Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Collection: Adidas Terrex
Features: Lightweight / Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.