The Terrex Trailmaker and the stuff it brings to the hiker’s table

Boosted mobility. The Terrex Trailmaker by Adidas provides high agility with its lightness—it is approximately 500 g a pair! For more such kicks, take a look at our list of lightweight hiking shoes.

Enhanced support. Apart from its sturdy construction, the Terrex Trailmaker provides extra heel support with its EVA support frame (a.k.a. hardy heel counter).

Assisted flat-surface walks. The outsole of this Adidas hiker has a rockered construction front and back. Translation: On level terrain and surfaces, your foot will “rock,” giving you smoother transitions and push offs as a result.

Adidas Terrex Trailmaker vs. Terrex AX3

Two high-quality Adidas hikers—Terrex Trailmaker and Terrex AX3—are pitted against each other in this head-to-head. Learn about their main differences in the following:

Weight. If lightness is the deciding factor here, the clear winner is the Terrex Trailmaker. Yes, it is lighter than the Terrex AX3 by about 80 g.

Price. The Terrex AX3 is cheaper than the featured light hiker by approximately $30. If spending less is your thing, look into our highly affordable hiking shoes catalog.

Heel brake. Between the two competing kicks, only the Terrex AX3 comes with a heel brake. This feature provides additional braking power on descents.

Takeaway: If mobility is your top priority, stick with the nimble Terrex Trailmaker. If you need that extra control while going down slopes, opt for the burlier Terrex AX3.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 250g / Women 238g
Use: Light Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Adidas

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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.