Who should buy the Adidas Terrex Trailmaker GTX

This lightweight day hiking shoe is ideal for people who want to hike faster on the trail. Recommended if:

  • The trail has some wet areas, which could definitely use waterproof footwear.
  • A low-cut shoe is needed, bringing a range of movements, especially during speed hiking.

Adidas Terrex Trailmaker GTX terrex logo

Rockered heel and forefoot

Speaking of momentum, the shoe’s rockered construction will let you speed your way across level terrain with glide-like, energy-efficient strides.

Adidas Terrex Trailmaker GTX rockered forefoot

Rearfoot counter + stability frame

These two components in concert provide enhanced footing on rocky paths by keeping the heel centered and the rest of the foot as flat on the ground as possible.

Adidas Terrex Trailmaker GTX heel counter

Deep ankle pockets

Sometimes getting to your destination requires more than just forward momentum. Sometimes you need to make ankle-dependent moves (like shimmying sideways) to safely and efficiently negotiate tricky trails. With the Terrex Trailmaker GTX’s highly curved collar, you can do such and more.

Adidas Terrex Trailmaker GTX collar

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 11.3oz / Women 9.5oz
Base model: Adidas Terrex Trailmaker
Use: Day Hiking, Speed Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof

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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.