Verdict from 1 expert and 100+ user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • According to the majority of the users, the Adidas Terrex Speed provides great traction on varied surfaces.
  • Several testers loved its lightweight structure.
  • The shoe is durable, according to those who have tried it.
  • Based on a review, the shoe is best for hiking, running and gym activities.
  • Some of the testers commented that the shoe is comfortable.
  • A lot of buyers noted that it has a perfect fit.
  • Many users admired the amazing design of the shoe.

2 reasons not to buy

  • One of the reviewers said that the Adidas Terrex Speed is not true to size. It runs smaller than usual.
  • The shoe is expensive, according to some consumers.

Bottom line

The Adidas Terrex Speed gained both positive and negative comments from runners of all levels. For most users, the Adidas Terrex Speed is a fantastic stability shoe. Although it is expensive and runs smaller, it is still lauded for its quality, design, performance, comfort level, and excellent fit. This running shoe is also great for gym workout and casual walks.

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Good to know

- The Adidas Terrex Speed is a trail running shoe crafted for neutral runners. Featured in the shoe is the ripstop mesh upper. The goal of which is to provide the right combination of durability and breathability.

- Utilized in the shoe is the Continental Rubber outsole. This material is essential in providing the right amount of traction in both wet and dry conditions.

- The lightweight EVA midsole is integrated into the running shoe. The primary purpose of which is to deliver long-term cushioning.

- In crafting the shoe, the no-dye process is used. This means that the materials used in making the Terrex Speed are all in their natural colors.

The Adidas Terrex Speed has a standard running shoe length but based on some reviews, it runs smaller than the usual. Users are advised to try the shoe on before buying to ensure the right fit and comfort.

The available width profiles are Medium for both the men's and the women's versions.

The continental rubber, inspired by the continental mountain bike tires called the "Race King", is integrated into the outsole of the Adidas Terrex Speed. This component of the shoe offers increased grip in both wet and dry conditions.

Along with the durable rubber material are the aggressive lugs that provide multi-directional traction on a wide variety of trail surfaces.

Lying in the midsole section is the standard EVA. This material is described as a lightweight foam that offers light and resilient cushioning.

The removable foam insole is integrated into the shoe. The purpose of which is to provide additional cushioning throughout the running session.

Used in the shoe is the Ripstop Mesh. This material is utilized throughout the upper area to deliver rugged protection. While providing protection, its breathability and lightweight structure are maintained as well.

The Adidas Terrex Speed uses the sock-like construction. This component of the shoe is added to provide a snugger fit. As a result, runners can confidently run without having to worry about shoe removal.

Lying in the upper area is the perforated EVA Tongue. This component of the shoe aims to provide additional comfort during the running session. The tongue unit is covered with a mesh to keep debris that can be found on the trail out of the footwear.


How Adidas Terrex Speed ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 27% trail running shoes
All trail running shoes
Bottom 31% Adidas running shoes
All Adidas running shoes
Bottom 30% neutral running shoes
All neutral running shoes


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