Updates to Adidas Terrex Swift R2 Mid GTX

  • The Adidas Terrex Swift R2 Mid GTX is a mid-cut boot that’s designed for adventurers who want to hike rugged mountain trails in the fastest time possible. Its abrasion-resistant Ripstop fabric upper is backed by a Gore-Tex membrane for waterproofing and breathability.
  • The hiker’s ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole supplies lightweight cushioning and support to the user. This version also retains the proprietary Adiprene technology in its midsole component.
  • The designers of this boot used the compound made by Continental, a rubber company specializing in tires. The result is improved grip on various surfaces.

Size and fit

Adidas Terrex Swift R2 Mid GTX is a boot that runs fairly true to size. A personalized lockdown can be achieved through the Combi-lacing closure.


This mid-cut hiking boot features Adidas’ Traxion outsole. Its surface is filled with 5mm deep L-shaped lugs to deliver traction on challenging terrains. The outsole is made from sturdy Continental rubber, a material used in the production of motorcycle and car tires. Moreover, the heel zone’s design aids the user in traversing downhill paths with its diagonal tread pattern.


The Adidas Terrex Swift R2 Mid GTX’s midsole is made of lightweight EVA foam which offers cushioning and protection from impact. It works with Adiprene, a shock dampening component that protects the heel and joints from stress.  Its removable footbed provides underfoot support and comfort.


The Adidas Terrex Swift R2 Mid GTX has an upper made of lightweight Ripstop fabric. This reinforced material is resistant to tear, ripping, and abrasive elements. The upper is lined with a Gore-Tex membrane to seal water out while allowing moisture to escape.

This waterproof boot has thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) overlays that maintain the shape of the upper. They form the three strips and are connected to the eyelets to render support. A molded TPU toe cap grants extra protection against stubbing.

The Terrex Swift R2 Mid GTX from Adidas is equipped with a Combi-lacing system that includes hooks and looped eyelets. A bungee on the tongue keeps the laces from getting tangled. There is a heel pull tab for easy on and off.

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