Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Price: $200
Features: Lightweight
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Weight: Men: 13.5oz | Women: 12oz
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Brand: Adidas
Material: Knit upper
Technology: Gore-Tex
Colorways: Black, Grey, Multi
Small True to size Large
Tight Loose
Neutral Stable
Durability 8/10
Comfort 9/10
Traction 8/10
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94 / 100 based on 6 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 | Engearment | | Level 2 expert

    The shoe is a little bit wider and the knitted mesh material allows for more play in the shoe and they're very comfortable.

  • 100 / 100 | Outdoor's Magic | | Level 1 expert

    So my final verdict - Very, very good, lightweight shoe that I can see myself using all throughout the summer for backpacking, for hot days, day hikes.

  • 100 / 100 | melvinmah | | Level 1 expert

    This is quite possibly my new favorite pair of shoes right now.

  • 100 / 100 | WingstoppapiTV | Level 1 expert

    If you're looking for a hiking shoe with running shoe comfort, I would pick this one up.

  • 90 / 100 | Hes Kicks | Level 1 expert

    I could see this shoe being really good in the outdoors but all in all, I'm really impressed.

  • 90 / 100 | Escapism | | Level 1 expert

    The near-£170 price tag might seem a little steep, but when compared with the price you'd pay for a pair of city shoes, and then some high-performing hiking boots, you're probably not going to be out of pocket.

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  • The Adidas Terrex Free Hiker—a model slated for a February 2019 release—is designed to tackle backcountry trails or perform in cross-country running. It comes with a Primeknit upper and is equipped with the recently introduced Gore-Tex 3D Fit footwear technology. This lightweight combination maximizes comfort, flexibility, and protection outdoors.
  • Adidas designers combined features underfoot to provide a grippy yet cushioned ride. The brand’s Boost technology optimizes energy return. On the other hand, the Continental rubber outsole bites on most types of terrain.

A reasonably true-to-size day hiking boot, the Adidas Terrex Free Hiker caters to men and women. It will be offered in standard width and regular sizes. Also, its lace-up closure will allow users to customize the fit.

This Adidas hiker sports a Continental rubber outsole. Its V-shaped lugs are placed on opposing directions (on the rearfoot and forefoot) to give multidirectional grip, whether on wet or dry surfaces. The space in between the boots is textured to prevent muck build-up. Also, the heel and toe areas are ridged to promote grip on ascents and descents.

Underfoot, the Adidas Terrex Free Hiker employs a dense PU foam for lightweight cushioning and rebound. It comes with an insole that delivers arch support. Additionally, the Boost technology amplifies comfort and energy return.

The upper of the Terrex Free Hiker uses the brand-owned Primeknit technology. The result is a one-piece component that renders optimal flexibility and comfort on the trails. This lightweight material is partnered with Gore-Tex 3D fit footwear, a three-dimensional, form-fitting insert that is windproof, waterproof and breathable.

This lightweight hiking boot uses webbing loops and metal eyelets for fit management. The toe rand grants extra protection while the heel counter enhances stability on uneven terrain.  A pull tab assists users in donning and doffing.