The flexible, high-traction adidas Outdoor Men’s Terrex Fast X High GTX boot a great option for high-mileage hikes. A GORE-TEX membrane keeps your feet dry on wet, muddy trails and a synthetic upper offers durability and breathability.
With performance enhancing flexibility and traction, the Adidas Outdoor men’s Terrex Fast X High boot is a great option for high mileage hikes. There is a Gore-Tex lining which offers waterproof protection and a synthetic upper effectively balances durability and breathability. Let’s take a closer look at the boot’s fit and features.
Borrowing from Adidas’ long time experience in athletic footwear, the Terrex Fast X High boot uses Formotion technology which throughout the shoe supports the structure of the foot and the lower leg while enhancing on the go performance. It starts with the upper. As I mentioned, it is a synthetic upper. So a lot more pliable than you would find in a leather boot. So basically right out of the box or soon thereafter you have got a boot that fits great instead of looking at that long time break in period for an all leather boot.
Sacrifice maybe a little bit on durability, but this is surprisingly rugged. Unlike leather it has a great amount of breathability. It also makes this a really lightweight option. This checks in at just 17.1 ounces for the pair, which is extremely lightweight, obviously for a boot.
On the inside you do have a full Gore-Tex bootie. So that provides the shoe with water-proof and breathable protection.
Moving to the midsole on the shoe you do have, again, a nice balancing act going on here in terms of support and comfort or cushioning. You have got Adiprene cushioning here in the forefoot as well as in the heel. But then you have also got some rigidity here in the heel, some support at the mid foot, which, again, helps with stabilization. You have got integrated Ortholite sock liners inside the shoe, which bolsters that cushioning that com-fort, that positioning of the foot within the shoe.
As far as the outsole is concerned, really got nice traction on this boot. Adidas is putting into play a Continental rubber. It is the same kind of rubber that you will find on many performance tires. So a bit of stickiness there. It enables the shoe to function well on rock, also on trails. So almost regardless of conditions, you have got a lightweight boot that is delivering really, really enhanced traction and bite. It helps you concentrate on just moving forward and enjoying your adventure.
The Adidas Outdoor men’s Terrex Fast X High GTX boot. What a great combination of waterproof protection, lightweight durability, flexibility and traction. A really smart option certainly for long day hikes or fast packing.