Who should buy the Adidas Terrex Eastrail

The Terrex Eastrail is a solid option from Adidas if you are after a hiking shoe that:

  • comes from an affordable price range
  • feels like a sneaker with a hiking boot tread
  • delivers comfort and performance in a lightweight package
  • is breathable enough for warm weather

Adidas Terrex Eastrail logo

Who should NOT buy the shoe

Some of the reviewers of this Adidas shoe wished for better waterproofing. They may want to consider the Eastrail GTX, a fully waterproof version of the shoe.

And if you need even tougher hiking footwear with ankle protection, check out the Eastrail Mid GTX boot. 

Optimal grip on various surfaces

This Adidas hiking shoe features a Traxion rubber outsole with deep lugs to keep you surefooted on all kinds of terrain. The wearers left plenty of positive feedback for its performance on snow, slush, steep, slicked clay-mud slopes, and wet and slick paths. What's more, the shoe is still comfortable to wear around the city - the tread doesn't stub the foot.

In the heel area, the rubber also has a few grooves which offer stopping power on downhill slopes.

Adidas Terrex Eastrail outsole

Cushy and supportive midsole

The wearers happily report that the shoe's cushioning keeps them comfortable for many miles. "My legs and feet hardly ever hurt or tired," says one of them. Even a person who trains in the Himalayas on distances up to 28 km claims that their feet don't hurt afterward.

Adidas Terrex Eastrail midsole

Adidas Terrex Eastrail feels light and breathable

The Adidas Terrex Eastrail’s below-the-ankle upper is primarily made of mesh fabric. This material imbues the upper with lightness and breathability.

Adidas Terrex Eastrail upper

Well-made shoe

The Eastrail's upper is reinforced with synthetic overlays for added durability. According to the reviewers, the shoe's fabric is sturdy, tear-resistant, and stiff.

All that for $70?

With the shoe's asking price of $70, it is astonishing how much it has to offer. For reference, the average cost of hiking shoes is $130. Based on the general users' feedback, the shoe exceeded expectations for the price.

Essential foot protection

As a trail-ready shoe, the Adidas Terrex Eastrail features a toe cap to prevent the wearer’s foot from being stubbed. When it comes to moisture protection, despite its breathability, the shoe is capable of resisting morning dew and drizzles. It is not recommended for heavy rain or walking through rivers. 

Comfortable fit of the Terrex Eastrail

According to the hikers, this Adidas shoe feels comfortable right off the bat and required a little-to-no break-in period. No hot spots or blisters have been reported and the foot doesn’t slip around inside the shoe.

Adidas Terrex Eastrail laces

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 350g / Women 305g
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Collection: Adidas Terrex
Features: Lightweight / Lace-to-toe / Breathable / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole / Heel brake
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Adidas

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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.