Who should buy the Adidas Terrex Trailmaker

The Adidas Terrex Trailmaker is a comfortable, light hiking shoe best suited for:

  • trail enthusiasts and weekend off-road adventurers who are into light hiking and camping trips
  • anyone who runs a couple of hours at a time on a dry, rough terrain

Adidas Terrex Trailmaker Adidas

Offers a lightweight, agile performance

The Terrex Trailmaker brings to the hiker’s table a boosted mobility.

Adidas Terrex Trailmaker Offers a lightweight

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.

Terrex Trailmaker provides heel support

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

Adidas Terrex Trailmaker provides heel support

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.

Causes the fit not as precise

Its confines could be less restrictive, according to an owner. My primary reservation, writes another reviewer, is the added bulk of the medial side mid-upper.

Adidas Terrex Trailmaker Causes the fit not as precise

This causes the fit of the shoe not to be as precise as one would expect or hope.  

Slip resistant 

According to many users, the Adidas Terrex Trailmaker is quite comfy. Based on several reviews, its surface traction is amazing, no matter if the trail is wet or dry.

Adidas Terrex Trailmaker Slip resistant 

This Adidas hiking shoe runs true to size, some testers claim.

Pretty durable 

The Terrex Trailmaker is pretty durable, says an experienced hiker. A reviewer finds this pair incredibly light.

Adidas Terrex Trailmaker Pretty durable 

When it comes to moisture management, one wearer was super-impressed with its quick drying time.

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:

Adidas Terrex Trailmaker vs.

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.

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
Collection: Adidas Terrex
Features: Lightweight / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Width: Normal / Narrow, Normal
BRAND Brand: Adidas

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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.