DiscontinuedUpdate: Adidas Terrex Swift R2 Mid GTX
Made of lightweight materials. They don't have much top-of-the-foot coverage so they're mostly suitable for well-maintained trails and summer hikes. Also useful for crossing rivers and streams. They come in open and closed-toe designs. See the best hiking sandals.
The low-cut equivalent of hiking boots. Comfort is paramount in the creation of these shoes so they often have flexible materials. Generally used for day hikes. See hiking shoes.
Mid to high-cut models designed for more aggressive hikes and backpacking. See hiking boots.
Specialized footwear. Often insulated and used in technical routes, ice climbing or expeditions. See mountaineering boots.
Good to know
For hikes that won't last for more than a day, go with hiking sandals or hiking shoes. Tackling trails with greater challenges will require hiking boots or mountaineering boots.
For multi-day trips with a heavy pack. Manufacturers emphasize durability and support in the creation of backpacking boots. See backpacking boots
Designed for users who want to cover a greater distance by going fast, usually with a light pack. See speed hiking shoes.
Boots that grant insulation to the user during hikes. See winter hiking boots.
Mainly sandals. Aside from hiking they can be used for other purposes such as water activities. See multi-sport hiking sandals.
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Casual hikers can choose day hiking footwear or multi-sport sandals. More info here.
Shoes with a cuff that goes below the ankle. See low-cut hiking shoes.
Good to know
Generally, for trails that are easy to tackle, go with low-cut shoes. Go mid to high if there are more trail obstacles.
WeightMen: 15.2ozWomen: 12oz
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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100 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews
A really nice, lightweight boot--super comfortable right out of the box.
Updates to Adidas Terrex Swift R Mid GTX
- The Adidas Terrex Swift R Mid GTX is a sturdy, mid-cut hiking boot that is built for rugged terrain. The waterproofness of the upper primarily comes from its Gore-Tex lining. Its debris-resistance is provided by its gusseted tongue. The boot also has a hardy, one-piece midsole and protective, rubber toe rand.
- The Combi lacing system consists of hook eyelets and lace bungees. This system provides firmer foot support and promotes movement confidence.
- The entire upper is made of ripstop mesh. This material gives breathable and lightweight comfort. The boot has TPU overlays that provide durability and additional support.
- The boot’s forefoot-to-toe profile is also slightly angled. It makes transitioning from midstance to toe-off much easier and feel more natural.
Adidas Terrex Swift R Mid GTX size and fit
The Terrex Swift R Mid GTX is a day hiking boot for men and women. The men’s version comes in sizes 7.5 through 15, with half sizes available until 11.5. The women’s version, on the other hand, comes in whole and half sizes from 6.5 through 10.5. It is offered in medium width. Its snug-fit comfort comes mainly from the improved lacing system which features extra hook eyelets that provide better ankle support. The heel collar and gusseted tongue are extra cushy and have enough padding to provide comfort.
Traxion, Adidas’ answer to slippery surfaces, is the technology behind the Terrex Swift R Mid GTX’s grippy outsole. 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. Also, the outsole’s heel zone aids the user in tackling downward slopes with its aggressive, diagonal tread pattern.
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. It also works with the Adidas Adiprene technology—a highly shock absorbent and durable foam material which is embedded in the midsole.
It has a removable footbed. It can be replaced with the orthotic insert preferred by the Terrex Swift R Mid GTX wearer.
With its resilient, lightweight, and abrasion-resistant ripstop mesh upper, the Terrex Swift R Mid GTX makes for a tough yet comfortable boot. 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. There’s a lace holder on the tongue that hugs the speed laces in place. It also has 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.
A protective toe rand is applied to the front end of the upper. This sturdy rubber offers better toe protection and prevents injury.
- The Traxion technology was first used in select Adidas soccer cleats.