Adidas Terrex Swift R3 GTX: Advocating for speed

Strides that double down on forward momentum come in every pair of the Terrex Swift R3 GTX. Whether you are negotiating gravel-filled tracks, level terrain, or rocky inclines, the featured hiker will roll with you, propelling you to go further and faster.

While categorizing it under trail runners is rather reaching, the Terrex Swift R3 GTX is built for speed. Its latent ability to help you bolt across trails is because of the united effort of the following:

  • Lightstrike – A proprietary sole technology that combines cushioning and speed, providing responsive and springy transitions.
  • Pro-Moderator – Its presence translates to additional lateral stability and midfoot protection, giving you extra security over rugged terrain and preventing premature leg fatigue.
  • Toothy lugs – These protrusions will afford you sufficient purchase on different types of terrain, including muddy ones. They shed earth with every step, allowing you to be always on the go.

What changed in the Terrex Swift R3 GTX?

The featured hiker offers more arch support and protection than its predecessor (a.k.a. the Terrex Swift R2 GTX). And while somewhat heavier than the one that came before, the Terrex Swift R3 GTX provides enhanced transitions, thanks to its runner-inspired sole unit.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 15oz / Women 13.9oz
Base model: Adidas Terrex Swift R3
Use: Speed Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof

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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.