Notable elements of the Adidas Terrex Speed

- 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.

Size and fit

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.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: 8.9oz
Arch support: Neutral
Collection: Adidas Terrex
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch
Features: Cushioned

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