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90 / 100 based on 11 expert reviews
The shoe is a little bit wider and the knitted mesh material allows for more play in the shoe and they're very comfortable.
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.
On the short hikes I took the Free Hiker on it offered unparalleled comfort.
This is quite possibly my new favorite pair of shoes right now.
If you're looking for a hiking shoe with running shoe comfort, I would pick this one up.
To me, they represent a boot that anyone can wear, for casual round town, walking the dog, exploring the park or a mountain range on established trails.
- 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 water-repellent Primeknit upper and is equipped with abrasion-resistant weldings. 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 material is made water-resistant offering some degree of protection as well as breathability.
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.