Day hikers have a lot to look forward to when wearing the Adidas Swift Terrex R2 Mid GTX during their adventures. Its lightness, excellent upper features and traction are well-received by outdoor enthusiasts.

On the other hand, the questionable durability of this product makes buyers disappointed. Overall, despite these mishaps, wearers can still be treated to a satisfying on-trail performance.

Who should buy Adidas Terrex Swift R2 Mid GTX

This boot is for day hikers and speed hikers who are expecting some wet trails. Recommended for buyers who are looking for:

  • A great value for money choice
  • Ankle support from mid-top hiking footwear
  • A vegan boot

Adidas Terrex Swift R2 Mid GTX logo

Adidas' proprietary outsole design

This mid-cut hiking boot features Adidas’ Traxion outsole. Its surface is filled with 5mm deep L-shaped lugs to deliver traction on challenging terrains.

Adidas Terrex Swift R2 Mid GTX outsole

The outsole is made from sturdy Continental rubber, a material used in the production of motorcycle and car tires. Moreover, the heel zone’s design aids the user in traversing downhill paths with its diagonal tread pattern.

Adidas Terrex Swift R2 Mid GTX continental rubber

Shock-diminishing cushioning of the Terrex Swift R2

The Adidas Terrex Swift R2 Mid GTX’s midsole is made of lightweight EVA foam which offers cushioning and protection from impact. It works with Adiprene, a shock dampening component that protects the heel and joints from stress.  Its removable footbed provides underfoot support and comfort.

Adidas Terrex Swift R2 Mid GTX midsole

Lightweight upper fabric

The Adidas Terrex Swift R2 Mid GTX has an upper made of lightweight Ripstop fabric. This reinforced material is resistant to tear, ripping, and abrasive elements. The upper is lined with a Gore-Tex membrane to seal water out while allowing moisture to escape.

Adidas Terrex Swift R2 Mid GTX terrex upper

Mid-foot support and forefoot protection

This waterproof boot has thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) overlays that maintain the shape of the upper. They form the three strips and are connected to the eyelets to render support. A molded TPU toe cap grants extra protection against stubbing.

Adidas Terrex Swift R2 Mid GTX upper protection

The Terrex Swift R2 Mid GTX from Adidas is equipped with a Combi-lacing system that includes hooks and looped eyelets. A bungee on the tongue keeps the laces from getting tangled. There is a heel pull tab for easy on and off.

Adidas Terrex Swift R2 Mid GTX combi lacing upper

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 15.8oz / Women 13.4oz
Use: Day Hiking, Speed Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Vegan / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal

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Author
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.