Who should buy the Adidas Terrex Swift Solo
The Terrex Swift Solo is part of Adidas' efforts to reduce waste and help the environment. It's for you if:
- The approach you negotiate requires you to jam your toes into slots.
- You're looking for an approach shoe that provides more than enough support on flat terrain.
- You want a hiker that can double as a pair of walking shoes.
- Shoes that last and those that cost no more than $100 are what you need.
Who should not buy it
Appreciated widely for its flexibility, the Five Ten Guide Tennie is a great alternative to the Terrex Swift Solo. And if you want a more spot-on fit, check out the TX4 from La Sportiva instead.
Updates to the Adidas Terrex Swift Solo
Also known as the Terrex Swift Solo 2, this approach shoe comes with essential upgrades. Here are the things that elevate it from its 2014 self:
Improved overlays. The shoe's protective overlays have been updated to give the upper extra protection against abrasive hazards. Their construction is also more seamless (especially around the heel), improving their longevity.
Plated top eyelets. The Terrex Swift Solo now comes with plated top eyelets. This improvement prevents these reinforced lace holes from tearing prematurely due to repeated lace-ups.
A snugger tongue. Redesigned puffier and more form-fitting than ever, the Terrex Swift Solo's tongue delivers more plushness around the instep.
Ultra-comfy is its middle name
Whether for hiking or mountain bike , the Adidas Swift Solo is hailed as incredibly comfy by numerous reviewers. One of them is so mesmerized by its comfort level that he wishes it would last him a long time.
Approach hikers are quite floored by the Terrex Swift Solo's stickiness. One of them said that it's "an excellent shoe for scrambling," while another got impressed with the shoe’s adhesive performance on rugged terrain.
A stunner design-wise
"Very cool" or "cool-looking" are the common expressions used by hikers in describing the design of this approach kick, specifically the beige Terrex Swift Solo. The shoe's fantastic looks "made me want to get them," said one of them.
Rigid from the box
Most critical reviews about Adidas Terrex Swift Solo speak of its stiffness, particularly around the toe box. That said, this issue goes away after the shoe's break-in period.
The Terrex Swift Solo's double-edged toe box
On the one hand, adventurers find this Adidas hiker narrow, especially around the toe box. It "smashes the side of my big toe," said someone who swore he doesn't even have wide feet.
On the other hand, its wrap-around rubber is as effective for smearing as it is for providing sufficient bump protection. I "love the covered toe," one of its reviewers said.
An enduring piece
Reviewers are quite sold on the Terrex Swift Solo for its amazing durability, calling it "solid," "sturdy," and "tough." They are particularly impressed with the shoe's heavy-duty toe cap.
"Great for walking" and "long walks just got easier"—this is how many trail-goers describe the Terrex Swift Solo's supportive arch.
Your adventurous wallet's new BFF
At $100 per pair, the Adidas Terrex Swift Solo is among the cheapest approach shoes on the market. To put things into perspective, the average cost of approach shoes is $155.