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: 13.8ozWomen: 11.6oz
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
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90 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews
To be honest, I’m really not sure if anyone else will really look at this as anything more than a light and fast hiking boot and in that it certainly excels. The materials and construction of this shoe are very solid and they should last a long time.
These shoes are retailing for a hundred and thirty pounds, that's probably about a hundred and fifty US dollars and you're just not getting your money's worth.
Although this may not seem revolutionary in today’s world of plenty, it’s how Adidas pulled this design off that makes the shoe so impressive.
A Pacific Northwesterner’s dream.
Updates to Adidas Terrex Fast Mid GTX Surround
- The Adidas Terrex Fast Mid GTX Surround is a lightweight mid-cut hiking boot that’s engineered for hiking at a quick pace. Its sturdy textile upper is backed by a Gore-Tex Surround membrane for water protection and breathability.
- The shoe’s lightweight ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole gives cushioning and support. Its outsole is made of Continental rubber which grants traction on most types of terrain.
Adidas Terrex Fast Mid GTX Surround size and fit
Adidas’ Terrex Fast Mid GTX Surround is a fairly true-to-size boot that comes in whole and half-sizes. It is available in standard width for both male and female day hikers. The boot incorporates a speed lacing system to adjust the fit.
This mid-cut hiking boot is equipped with an outsole made of Continental rubber. Its surface is filled with pronounced lugs that render traction on wet and dry surfaces. This material is used in the construction of motorcycle and car tires, making it resistant to wear and tear. Also, the outsole’s front section extends upward to provide extra protection against stubbing.
The Terrex Fast Mid GTX from Adidas provides cushioning and support using a lightweight EVA midsole. The midsole’s sidewall features a series of air channels to enhance underfoot breathability. Moreover, the boot’s Ortholite open-cell foam footbed provides underfoot comfort and arch support. It’s also designed to reduce odor-causing microbes to keep the user’s foot smelling fresh.
The Adidas Terrex Fast Mid GTX Surround’s upper is made of synthetic leather and textile fabric. This combination makes the footgear lightweight and breathable. A Gore-Tex Surround membrane is embedded within the upper to seal water out and allow moisture to escape.
The footwear’s upper features a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) heel clip for added stability and protection. The front closure includes speed lacing, combination eyelets and a bungee for keeping the extra lace in one place. It comes with a toe cap to reinforce the area. Its padded tongue and collar promote comfort. A pull loop is found at the back for an easy on and off.
- The Adidas Terrex Fast GTX Surround is the low-top edition of this boot.