Who should buy the Adidas Terrex Free Hiker Parley
The Adidas Terrex Free Hiker Parley is a lightweight hiker for any season. It is a solid option if you:
- Prefer a hiking shoe that offers high energy return in any temperature and adaptability to any terrain, including rocky surfaces.
- Prefer a hiking shoe that boasts breathability, flexibility, and lightness.
Size and fit
The Terrex Free Hiker Parley is a mid-top boot featuring a soft yet supportive upper. Unlike traditional hiking shoes, it looks and feels more like a sneaker. Unique to this shoe is the knitted collar for a sock-like feel. There's also a pull loop at the back of the collar for easy wearing or taking off. This shoe is secured through a lace-up closure.
Undoubtedly very durable
Designed for varying terrain, the Terrex Free Hiker Parley is equipped with the Continental Rubber outsole. It's basically the same rubber used in many cars today and is undoubtedly very durable. Compared to traditional outsoles, the Continental Rubber sole is thinner to allow more freedom of movement.
Ensures grip on any terrain and uneven surfaces
For improved performance on the trail, this hiker comes with the adaptive Traxion technology which allows it to adapt to any terrain and uneven surfaces. The lugs are multidirectional to ensure grip and traction on dry and wet surfaces.
Enhanced energy return and shock absorption
This hiker has the Boost midsole which is the most innovative cushioning solution from Adidas. It's made of springy thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) which works by enhancing energy return and shock absorption, thereby reducing the impact of walking or running.
The Adidas Boost is also very lightweight. All these features allow hikers to run faster and save energy without sacrificing comfort.
Provides resistance against abrasion
Parley plastic - a performance material made of upcycled plastic waste found in the ocean and shorelines - makes up the upper of this shoe, including the Primeknit which is highly resistant to abrasion. The knitted collar offers a soft, flexible yet protective coverage for the ankle, ensuring that no debris gets inside.
Breathable and secure fit
There is no waterproof membrane lining the interior so it's very breathable and perfect for hiking in the summer season. Completing the upper is a traditional lace-up closure for a secure fit.
Nice to know
- Adidas has partnered with Parley for the Oceans, an environmental organization and global collaboration network founded in 2012. With the goal of turning a problem into a solution, Adidas was able to transform this ocean waste into high-performance sportswear.