Who should buy the Adidas Terrex Tracerocker GTX

  • A great choice for trail runners (with neutral pronation) who are looking for a reliable long distance, daily running companion that’s optimized to tackle the trails.
  • A solid choice for anyone who wants an affordable trail running shoe with   clamp-like gripping lugs that can handle rough and muddy terrains.

Adidas Terrex Tracerocker GTX logo

Clamp-like gripping lugs

Full protection is given to the sole unit via the TRAXION technology, which is composed of an abrasion-resistant rubber. This material is meant to stave off the potentially debilitating effects of surface contact and continued use.

Adidas Terrex Tracerocker GTX traxion

It is also responsible for traction, hence the homophonic nature of its name. A set of clamp-like gripping lugs are fashioned across the surface of the outsole.

Movement control and surface awareness

These rubber nodes are designed to do a claw-like hold of the ground, thereby heightening movement control and surface awareness.

Adidas Terrex Tracerocker GTX midsole unit

The midsole unit of the Adidas Terrex Tracerocker GTX is comprised of ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) which goes from the heel to the toe.

Terrex Tracerocker GTX cushions the landings

This compound is considered to be an industry standard, and it’s meant to cushion the landings and enable the liftoffs of the foot. A multilayered mesh serves as the exterior of the upper unit of this waterproof running shoe.

Adidas Terrex Tracerocker GTX wrap the foot

This fabric is meant to wrap around the foot securely, with its multiple layers protecting the interior chamber from the debris on the trail. Moreover, it has tiny holes that encourage airflow.

Support the shape of the foot

The Adidas Terrex Tracerocker GTX is covered with stitched overlays. These synthetic reinforcements are meant to bolster the façade, protecting it from breakdown and the external elements.

Adidas Terrex Tracerocker GTX stitched overlays

They are also constructed to support the shape of the foot, saving it from in-shoe quivering during the running session.

Full waterproof protection

The Gore-Tex membrane offers full waterproof protection on the upper unit. This layer is fundamentally made to enhance confidence when traversing under wet conditions. The foot can expect to stay dry, even across puddles, streams and muddy paths.

Adidas Terrex Tracerocker GTX gore tex

A traditional lacing system helps in adjusting the tightness or looseness of the fit. Flat shoelaces snake through the instep, looping through the eyelets on the edge of the synthetic overlays.

Hold the foot in place, and prevent it from exiting

Manipulating this system causes the rest of the upper to adhere to the security preferences of the wearer. The collar and tongue are padded.

Adidas Terrex Tracerocker GTX padded collar and tongue

These elements on the upper unit are meant to hold the foot in place, cushion it, and prevent it from exiting the foot-chamber unintentionally. A pull tab is added to the back of the collar. This extra piece is a contraption that would help the runner in wearing and removing the foot from this running shoe.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: Men 11.1oz / Women 10oz
Arch support: Neutral
Base model: Adidas Terrex Tracerocker
Collection: Adidas Terrex
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch

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