What the box might not tell you about the Terrex Hikster Mid

It can be argued that hiking shoes are more nuanced compared with sneakers and running shoes. The Terrex Hikster Mid adds fuel to this discussion as it comes with a handful of characteristics Adidas will not tell you outright. These nuances are as follows:

Heel flare. Yes, the rear part of the shoe’s sole is rockered, giving you smoother heel strikes and transitions.

Adjustable backstrap. This feature will let you have a snugger fit around the ankle if set properly. It also gives a bit more ankle support.

Side lugs. Situated around the forefoot of the outsole, these grippy studs will help your feet stay anchored over loose soil, especially during sideward maneuvers.

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How Adidas Terrex Hikster Mid ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 28% hiking shoes
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Bottom 39% Adidas hiking shoes
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Bottom 28% day hiking hiking shoes
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