• Terrain


    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
  • Weight
    Men: 11.3oz
    Women: 9.5oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 8mm
    Women: 8mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Jun 2017
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  • The Adidas Terrex Trailmaker GTX is a trail running shoe that’s created for neutral runners. It features a clean, consistent look that’s devoid of any thick overlays or add-ons. The façade has a smooth quality to it and it’s a testament to the contemporary designs that grace many shoes of today.
  • Part of the evolution of shoe uppers is the surge of printed overlays. This shoe incorporates such a feature, covering a portion of its upper with thin add-ons that do not require stitching. The overlays provide structure to the shoe’s façade, yet it also helps the mesh material in terms of hugging the foot securely.
  • Waterproofing is a feature that is helpful, especially when it comes to traversing wet environments and conditions. The Adidas Terrex Trailmaker GTX has the GORE-TEX® membrane and it staves off water responsibly.
  • The outsole features aggressive lugs. They hold onto the surfaces like claws, delivering optimum traction for a well-rounded experience on the trails. Durable rubber makes sure to protect the mid-sole from wear and tear while also staying sturdy and resistant to abrasion.

The Adidas Terrex Trailmaker GTX fits larger than the standard, so it is advised to get ½ size smaller than the usual. It is also helpful to try out the shoe before purchasing. The available widths for both the men and women’s versions is medium. It accommodates the natural curve of the human foot because it has a semi-curved design.

The outsole unit of the Adidas Terrex Trailmaker GTX makes use of Continental™ rubber. It’s a high-quality material that is strong and long-lasting. It delivers all-around traction.

Aggressive gripping lugs hold onto the surfaces like clamps. They pockmark the entire surface area of the outsole. They’re evenly spaced, so rocks won’t easily get lodged between them.

Ethylene vinyl acetate is the industry standard foam for running shoes. It provides adequate cushioning and shock absorption. It carries the foot responsibly throughout the running session. It doesn’t easily sag or lose its structure, as well.

ADIPRENE+ is placed in the forefoot section of the mid-sole. This foam material adds a bit more cushioning, as well as propulsion to the toe-off.

A breathable mesh material is used for the upper unit of the Adidas Terrex Trailmaker GTX. It accommodates airflow, which keeps the foot cool and dry while inside the shoe.

Abrasion-resistant welding in the toe area acts as a shield against potentially damaging trail-debris and surfaces.

The GORE-TEX® membrane provides waterproof protection, basically allowing the runner to run on wet surfaces with confidence and ease.

A speed lacing system is utilized in this shoe. It allows the runner to adjust the fit without resorting to the typical tying and looping process.