Who should buy the Adidas Terrex Swift R2

The Adidas Terrex Swift R2 manages to supply outdoor lovers with the performance they need despite its breathability issue. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking shoe that provides support and comfortable cushioning.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that renders slip resistance on most types of surfaces.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that performs well even in wet conditions.

Adidas Terrex Swift R2 logo

Excellent grip on most ground types especially on wet surfaces

The Adidas Terrex Swift R2 Hiking shoes wear a Traxion outsole. It is filled with L-shaped lugs that bite into various terrain types. The studs are widely spaced to prevent muck from building up. Additionally, the sole is made of Continental rubber, a material used in manufacturing car and motorcycle tires. It is a durable compound that provides grip on most ground types, especially on wet surfaces.

Adidas Terrex Swift R2 outsole

Lightweight and comfortable underfoot cushioning

These lightweight hiking shoes from Adidas wear an ethylene-vinyl acetate or EVA midsole. This unit is responsible for underfoot cushioning without wearing the user’s foot down. It also helps stabilize each step for a more secure ride. 

Adidas Terrex Swift R2 midsole

Excellent arch support

The brand’s engineers also added a textile footbed atop the midsole. It enhances comfort and provides arch support.

Adidas Terrex Swift R2 arch support


The Adidas Terrex Swift R2 features an upper made of breathable Ripstop fabric. This lightweight material is woven using a reinforcing method to make it resistant to tearing.

Adidas Terrex Swift R2 upper

Provides extra protection against stubbing

Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) overlays that form the three stripes provide keeps the structure of the shoe while delivering support. A molded TPU toe cap provides extra protection against stubbing.

Adidas Terrex Swift R2 upper 2.0

Easy to wear

This low-cut hiking shoe from Adidas is fitted with a speed lacing system. It has a series of eyelets and a cord with a toggle for adjustment. A lace bungee is placed on the tongue to keep the extra lace from getting tangled. A heel pull loop grants an easy on and off to the wearer. The shoe’s tongue and collar are padded to address comfort.

Adidas Terrex Swift R2 collar

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 13.6oz
Use: Day Hiking, Speed Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Collection: Adidas Terrex, Adidas Terrex Swift
Features: Lightweight / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole / Heel brake
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Adidas

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run 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 analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.