Who should buy the Adidas Terrex Swift R Mid GTX

The Adidas Terrex Swift R Mid GTX is a lightweight day hiker excellent for people who prefer:

  • A waterproof Gore-Tex boot
  • A rugged and supportive boot to tackle more demanding trails

Adidas Terrex Swift R Mid GTX logo

Aggressive outsole

Traxion, Adidas’ answer to slippery surfaces. The majority of the boot’s underside is strategically peppered with low-profile, multi-directional lugs that provide enough traction on both off-trail and urban surfaces.

Adidas Terrex Swift R Mid GTX outsole

Heel zone for downslopes

The outsole’s heel zone aids the user in tackling downward slopes with its aggressive pattern.

Adidas Terrex Swift R Mid GTX heel zone

Shock absorbing midsole

The single-build, EVA midsole outlines the boot and gives it sufficient resistance and rebound upon ground contact. It provides comfort and is responsible for shock absorption. 

Featuring the Adidas Adiprene technology, it is highly shock-absorbent and durable. It has a removable footbed. It can be replaced with the orthotic insert preferred by the Terrex Swift R Mid GTX wearer.

Adidas Terrex Swift R Mid GTX midsole

Protective Upper

Resilient, lightweight, and abrasion-resistant, the Terrex Swift R Mid GTX’s mesh upper is tough yet breathable. 

Adidas Terrex Swift R Mid GTX mesh upper

Its mid-cut design, hook eyelets and advanced lacing system provide ankle support and improve overall stability. The tongue is gusseted to prevent debris and water from entering the boot. Featuring a lace holder, it hugs the speed laces in place. A pull tab at the back of the heel for easy on and off.

The boot is waterproof due to the Gore-Tex lining built into the footwear’s upper. This breathable piece of waterproofing technology also makes it windproof.

Adidas Terrex Swift R Mid GTX gtx

Its protective toe and sturdy rubber offer better toe protection and prevent injury.

Adidas Terrex Swift R Mid GTX bumper

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 15.2oz / Women 12oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Vegan
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.