Verdict from 43 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • Instant comfort: Adventurers in droves are amazed by the from-the-off plushness of the Adidas Terrex Trailmaker Mid GTX.
  • Impermeable: Numerous trail-goers find this hiker astoundingly waterproof. One of them even went so far as to say that its "Gore-Tex is magic."
  • Grip wonder: This shoe, according to experienced hikers, provides incredible stickiness on rocky terrain, muddy paths, and frozen ground.
  • Reliable collar: Much like most hiking boots from Adidas, the Terrex Trailmaker Mid GTX offers excellent ankle support.
  • Light: There is no doubt in the minds of testers that the featured hiker is lighter than most hiking boots.
  • Captivating: This offering can be considered a real thing of beauty.
  • Warm: Despite its insulation-free upper, the Terrex Trailmaker Mid GTX has been reported to provide plenty of warmth in snowy conditions.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Frail liner: Its waterproof membrane throws in the towel way too soon, a couple of hikers say.
  • Unruly laces: Based on a review, the shoe’s laces come undone very often.

Bottom line

If you have not hiked with carefree-yet-reassuring strides before, then you have yet to try the Terrex Trailmaker Mid GTX. Engineered for fast-paced excursions, this inspired Adidas hiker can make a speedster out of you, which is never a bad thing. It is far from perfect, but this boot can make your jaws drop while it lasts.

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Terrex Trailmaker Mid GTX: A big brother to two others

It should come as no surprise that the featured boot is part of a family, thanks to the “mid” in its name serving as a dead giveaway. Yes, the Terrex Trailmaker bunch is actually a triple threat, with the Terrex Trailmaker and Terrex Trailmaker GTX completing the picture.

The former is the lighter shoe, being non-waterproof and all. It is your no-nonsense companion where utmost mobility is your top priority. The latter, on the other hand, trades (a bit of) lightness for weather protection, which should come in handy whenever moisture enters the fray.

Takeaway: The mid option should be the way to go if extra ankle support is part of your hiking equation, rain or no. Otherwise, it is between the two low-cut alternatives, but you might want to slip on the GTX variant just in case the weather turns for the wet.


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