Who should buy the Adidas Caprock

The Adidas Caprock “rocks” thanks to its harmonious combination of comfort, durability, and aesthetics. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking shoe that provides protection from frontal terrain assaults.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that can absorb shock and provides cushioning against underfoot hazards.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that offers a multi-directional surface grip.

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  • The Adidas Caprock is a day hiking footgear that sports a mesh upper from which the shoe’s lightness comes primarily. It is covered with sturdy overlays for protection and added support. A sturdy toe rand is at the helm of the upper, guarding against frontal terrain assaults.
  • Absorbing shock, cushioning against underfoot hazards, and stabilizing the wearer’s balance is the shoe’s EVA midsole. It has a minimalistic build from heel to toe which gives the Caprock an overall slender design. The footwear’s insole is engineered with Adiprene technology for improved cushioning and shock absorption.
  • When it comes to multi-directional surface grip, the Caprock is equipped with the Adidas-patented Traxion outsole. It is studded with polygonal protrusions (also known as lugs) for grip over soft and irregular types of terrain.

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Size and fit

Caprock is an Adidas day hiking shoe built specifically for men. It adequately runs true to size and comes in D – standard width. It is offered in a range of whole and half sizes. The engineers used a wider last in the creation of this shoe to better accommodate bulky feet. A secure and snug fit is a collaborative effort between the footwear’s padded interior, which includes the tongue, and a classic lacing system. Note that the Caprock comes with two removable insoles: regular fit and roomy fit. The latter footbed is intended for users with wider feet.

Adidas Caprock sizes

Adidas Caprock secures grip over different terrain types

The power that enables wearers to land a secure grip over different terrain types without the unwanted underfoot pressure lies in the shoe’s Traxion outsole. Across the majority of its surface, primarily on the forefoot zone, are grippy, low-profile lugs that give the footwear the ability to produce traction in practically every direction. 

Adidas Caprock outsole

Adidas Caprock aids hikers during tricky descents

The lugs down at the outsole’s heel take a horizontal shape and form a heel brake which aids hikers during tricky descents. The lugs along the edges slightly encroach the outsole’s sides. This design choice allows for more assisted lateral movements.

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Adidas Caprock provides forefoot protection

Besides grip, the Traxion outsole also provides forefoot protection by extending to the front end of the shoe’s upper. This protective tip bearing the Adidas logo works hand in hand with the upper’s rubber rand to shield wearers from injury-causing, bumpy hazards.

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Shock-absorbing cushioning

On the cushioning front, the Caprock has an unusually slim midsole. It is made of a lightweight EVA material that lends the shoe enough terrain protection, shock absorption, and ground stability without weighing the user down. Its cupped rear end provides a more secure and stabilizing heel zone.

Adidas Caprock midsole

Further granting comfort and shock absorption upon every landing is the shoe’s removable footbed. It is crafted with the Adidas Adiprene technology which equips the insole’s heel and forefoot zones with resilient, cushy pads.

Adidas Caprock's lightweight hiking experience

With mesh coverage for an upper, the Adidas Caprock aims to provide a lightweight hiking experience with an out-of-the-box quality of comfort. Abrasion-resistant overlays reinforce this mesh upper. They are made with a combination of suede leather and textile. The forefoot zone has a stitched-on overlay. It is also protected by a toe cap—a rubberized band which, in conjunction with the outsole’s Adidas-logoed extension, further beefs up and reinforces the front end of the shoe.

Adidas Caprock upper

Easy to wear

The Caprock’s closure system consists of synthetic shoelaces and lace loops. The top pair of eyelets is plated with a metallic material. The pull tab on the back of the heel is made of the same synthetic fiber as the laces.

Adidas Caprock easy to wear

Additional Info

  • This shoe has a waterproof version called Caprock GTX. GTX stands for Gore-Tex which is the liner responsible for its waterproofing.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 420g
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Breathable / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole / Heel brake
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Adidas
Material: Leather, Suede, Mesh upper / Fabric / EVA midsole, Fabric

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run 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 analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.