Updates to Adidas Terrex Tracerocker

  • The Adidas Terrex Tracerocker is a trail shoe that is designed to take on the trails. It makes use of an aggressive design to heighten confidence when going on adventures. The upper unit features a ripstop mesh and stitched-on overlays for extra robustness.
  • Responsible for cushioning the foot and attenuating impact is a lightweight foam. This industry-standard compound is also meant to keep the foot safe from sharp objects on the unpredictable topography. Claw-like grip and abrasion protection are tasks that fall upon the TRAXION® external pad.

Size and fit

Full and half-sizes are available for the Adidas Terrex Tracerocker. The standard measurements were used in the overall construction. Widthwise, the options are D – Medium for men and B – Medium for women.


TRAXION® is a technology that’s comprised of a durable rubber compound. This layer is tasked with protecting the midsole foam from the abrasive nature of the trails. Moreover, it doesn’t have a thin profile, and it’s made to last long.

Opposite-facing gripping lugs adorn the surface of the outsole. These claw-like protrusions are constructed to clamp onto the ground, thus steadying the foot and permitting movement control.

The heel and forefoot sections have wide nodes and grooves that help in maintaining steadiness when traversing upwards and downwards.


The midsole unit of the Adidas Terrex Tracerocker is composed of lightweight EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate). This compound runs the entire length of the platform, mitigating impact shock during the landing phase and leading the foot responsibly through the gait transitions.

A cushioned sock liner is placed on top of the main cushioning foam. This extra layer is meant to further support the foot-pad. It can be replaced with a custom orthotic of the runner’s choice.


A ripstop mesh makes up the exterior part of the Adidas Terrex Tracerocker’s upper unit. This material is resistant to abrasion, making it capable of protecting the structural integrity of the façade from rough surfaces and trail rubbish. Its micro-pores accommodate air into the foot-chamber.

Synthetic overlays are stitched onto the upper, covering the areas that are susceptible to wear-and-tear. These extra layers also help the lacing system when it comes to administering a secure yet customizable fit.

A traditional lacing system graces this running shoe. Flat laces snake through reinforced eyelets, encompassing the entire instep. This system manipulates the whole of the upper unit into giving a customized in-shoe experience. It fundamentally adjusts the tightness or looseness of the fit.

A lace-anchor prevents the tongue unit from deviating from the middle of the instep. The TERREX branding is emblazoned on it, heightening product recognition.

The tongue and collar are padded. These elements are responsible for locking the foot in place and saving it from wobbling inside the interior chamber. Moreover, they keep the heel from sliding off the shoe.

Stitched to the back is a fabric tab. This pull loop helps the runner when it comes to wearing or removing the Adidas Terrex Tracerocker.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: Men 10oz / Women 9oz
Arch support: Neutral
Collection: Adidas Terrex
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch
Features: Cushioned

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