Who should buy the Adidas Terrex AX2R

The Adidas Terrex AX2R is a lightweight and breathable shoe recommended for day hikers who:

  • Will tackle dry terrain
  • Need a shoe that can be worn straight from the box

Adidas Terrex AX2R logo

Patented sticky outsole

The Terrex AX2R uses a super high traction rubber for its outsole coupled with Adidas’ Traxion technology to ensure an aggressive grip on various grounds.

Adidas Terrex AX2R adidas traxion outsole

Its Traxion technology features an outsole lug pattern that provides plenty of traction on all soft surfaces.

Adidas Terrex AX2R lugs

Hard-wearing cushioning

The Terrex AX2R uses an EVA midsole for lightweight, adequate, long-term cushioning. It has adiPRENE which is an elastic foam material created by Adidas. It absorbs impact and reduces the pressure felt by the foot, allowing softer landings.

Adidas Terrex AX2R adiprene cushioning

Inside, a molded foam sockliner that provides a comfortable in-shoe feel. This footbed is removable and can be replaced with orthotic inserts.

Adidas Terrex AX2R sockliner

Lightweight upper

The Terrex AX2R has a water-resistant upper made of tightly-knit textile, webbing, and synthetic to provide coolness and comfort while hugging the foot securely.

Adidas Terrex AX2R water resistant upper

Although the lightweight upper is not waterproof, it is breathable and dries quickly. A protective toe rand helps resist abrasions. A heel pull tab also allows easy on and off.

Adidas Terrex AX2R toe rand

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 420g / Women 310g
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Breathable / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Water repellent
Width: Normal

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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.