Who should buy the Adidas Terrex Skychaser XT GTX

The Adidas Terrex Skychaser XT GTX is a great footwear choice for anyone looking for a sleek yet powerful shoe that they can take to challenging terrain. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking shoe that offers a superior grip on any surface, including wet and slippery rocks.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that offers high resistance to abrasion.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that can seal out external moisture.

Adidas Terrex Skychaser XT GTX logo

Size and fit

The Adidas Terrex Skychaser XT GTX is a low-cut hiker that boasts of a speed lacing system that involves simply pulling the lock to tighten or loosen the fit. The synthetic upper wraps the foot snugly and the padded tongue and collar ensures a comfortable fit.

Adidas Terrex Skychaser XT GTX laces 5

Durable and abrasion-resistant

Like many other Adidas hiking shoes, the Terrex Skychaser XT GTX features the Continental Rubber sole which is designed for varying outdoor conditions. Adidas has collaborated with Continental Tire, a German tire manufacturer, to create a durable sole that is highly resistant to abrasion. Three aspects have been considered in making this outsole: durability, traction, and tread design. 

Adidas Terrex Skychaser XT GTX outsole

Enhanced grip on wet and slick surfaces

For this model, the sole has multidirectional lugs with wide contact surfaces. Such a design is meant for an enhanced grip on wet and slick surfaces. 

Adidas Terrex Skychaser XT GTX outsole 1

Comfortable footbed

This shoe features the Responsive Boost - an exclusive midsole technology by Adidas launched in 2013. Boost is made of thousands of expanded thermoplastic polyurethane (PU) particles that work together to create a cushiony platform for the foot that boasts a very high energy return in every stride.

Adidas Terrex Skychaser XT GTX insole

Suitable for challenging terrain

Unlike EVA, PU can stand a long time of use and abuse which makes it more suitable for challenging terrain. According to Adidas, Boost has five major benefits. These are cushioning, resistance to a wide range of temperatures, durability, flexibility, and energy return.

Adidas Terrex Skychaser XT GTX midsole

Excellent ventilation

The upper of the Terrex Skychaser XT GTX is made of abrasion-resistant mesh with synthetic overlays that provide support and structure to the shoe. The mesh allows a constant supply of fresh, cool air while wicking sweat and moisture. Also, the abrasion-resistant webbing guards the foot against dirt and debris.

Adidas Terrex Skychaser XT GTX upper 2

Speed lacing system

Inside the shoe is a Gore-tex waterproof membrane that works by keeping external moisture from coming in. It's a popular material that is also used in many hiking boots and outdoor apparel. Completing the upper is a speed lacing system that allows for a quick and convenient adjustment of the fit whenever needed.

Adidas Terrex Skychaser XT GTX lacing

Facts / Specs

Use: Speed Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Collection: Adidas Terrex, Adidas Terrex Skychaser, Adidas Boost
Features: Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Adidas

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Author
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.