Adidas Terrex Fast R GTX


Hybrid products usually leave us skeptical. Though the original intent is usually to blend the best of two worlds together, often you’re left satisfying neither entirely. It’s sort of how compromises work. When a company like Adidas claims to have combined the swiftness of a trail running shoe with the ruggedness of a hiking boot, we have the same reaction. Luckily, Adidas was rather uncompromising in their approach to developing the Adidas Terrex Fast R GTX, and the results are impressive.

The Adidas Terrex Fast R GTX is built on a rubber sole foundation of Continental Tires material. That’s the same Continental that’s wrapped the wheels of race cars, motorcycles, and bicycles for the past 150 years. The partnership produced a sole made out of Continental’s Black Chili compound, the grippiest and quickest rubber material they currently offer for cycling. This, combined with a slew of Adidas technology including Foremotion and Gore-Tex, leaves you with one sturdy and rather nimble hiking boot. The entire package comes in at less than 13 ounces, which is less than many popular road running shoes currently on the market, and has anti-microbial and moisture-wicking properties with a molded EVA tongue. Overall, the Adidas Terrex Fast R GTX is a technology-packed, lightweight trail runner with the remarkable profile of a hiking boot. Sure, it might be a hybrid, but there’s nothing compromising about it.


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