Updates to Adidas Rockadia Trail

  • The Adidas Rockadia Trail is a neutral trail shoe that’s designed for those who want to take on the trails with sureness and confidence. It has a rugged and sturdy look that’s consistent with many off-road running shoes. Different shades of black and gray are used for its façade, but there are options where the upper is highlighted with vibrant color; the outsole tread also has a colorway.
  • The upper unit of this running shoe features breathable fabrics and textiles. They have a sturdy construction, so they won’t easily break or lose structure. Overlays are stitched onto the upper fabrics, securing them and providing more form to the frame of the shoe itself. The collar and tongue and padded, thus ensuring additional cushioning to the dimensions of the foot.
  • A cushioned platform offers a comfortable underfoot experience. It is durable, so it won’t easily break down or lose integrity, even after many adventures on the trail. A molded foam insole adds more cushioning to the immediate underside of the foot, and it even provides support to the curve of the arch.
  • The outsole unit of the Adidas Rockadia Trail uses a rubber compound that is able to hold onto the topography with sureness and ease. Gripping lugs throughout this section of the shoe ensure grip on many types of terrain. It’s also designed to release mud easily.

Size and fit

The Adidas Rockadia Trail is half-a-size smaller than the standard. It is advisable for runners to choose ½ size up in order to get a more relaxed fit. The available width is medium. It welcomes the runners who have medium sized feet. The semi-curved shape of this shoe follows the natural curvature of the human foot.


The outsole unit of the Adidas Rockadia Trail just like the popular Adidas Duramo 9 makes use of ADIWEAR, a rubber compound that’s designed to hold onto the ground securely. It’s durable and long-lasting, so it won’t easily wear off or succumb to damage.

Gripping lugs allow the runner to confidently traverse many types of surfaces. They’re particularly helpful when it comes to tackling upward and downward paths.

The outsole is capable of releasing mud easily, thus preventing any sludge or other debris from clinging to the outsole and adding more weight.


The mid-sole is durable and long-lasting. It’s designed to carry the foot responsibly through the trails. It’s sectioned into two parts: the front and the back. The former handles the transition to the toe-off while the latter accommodates impact shock during the landing phase.

A molded foam insole adds a bit more cushioning for the underfoot. It also provides some support to the arch, which isn’t commonly addressed when it comes to neutral shoes.


The upper unit of the Adidas Rockadia Trail makes use of a durable mesh material, which is also breathable. It accommodates airflow into the foot-chamber, ensuring ventilation for the foot that’s inside.

Synthetic overlays are stitched onto the upper unit. They reinforce the upper unit, while allowing it to look more robust. They are connected to the lacing system, which means that they are able to adapt to the tightening and loosening of the laces.

A handy pull-tab in the rear of the shoe makes wearing and removing the shoe much easier.

A protective toecap acts as a shield against debris and potentially injurious surfaces on the trails.

The padded tongue and collar cushions the upper dimensions of the foot. They also prevent any wobbliness in the interior, especially when tacking the uneven terrain.


How Adidas Rockadia Trail ranks compared to all other shoes
Top 34% trail running shoes
All trail running shoes
Top 29% Adidas running shoes
All Adidas running shoes
Top 36% neutral running shoes
All neutral running shoes


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