Adidas Terrex Fast R GTX

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The Terrex Fast R GTX by Adidas are a pair of rugged shoes. If you are looking for lightweight minimalist shoes to run low mileage on a flat road, these shoes may not be for you. If you like to run in nature, love a nice hike, or would like to do either in the inclimate weather, these are the right shoes for you.

Pros
  • Rugged build, meant to last a long time in tough conditions.
  • Good fit. Your feet will be comfortable in these shoes, even if your hike is 10 miles or longer. Many people describe it as snug, but not tight.
  • Waterproof, without sacrificing breathability or comfortability.
  • Grip and traction is ridiculously good. Be it snow, rain, or dry, these shoes will not let you slip.
  • Quick-Lacing saves time and effort, while still being just as good or better than normal lacing shoes.
  • Style is above-par compared to other hiking shoes.
Cons
  • Slightly narrow build, be wary if you have very wide feet.
  • May run slightly large
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole is made primarily of Traxion rubber, a rubber known for its great traction among hiking communities. Its grooves are very aggressive, meant to help traction while providing great support. The outsole on this shoe is also very durable.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole contains adiprene+, which helps absorb shocks and provide comfort on your heel and forefoot. Adidas boasts its midsole, saying it provides enhanced motion control and downhill comfort. These claims ring true, with excellent comfort, even with constant strikes on the ground. The midsole is also very excellently engineered.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The quick-lacing on these shoes are very helpful, saving time and effort that would normally be spent tying shoes. The lining is part of the title, Gore-Tex. This lining is what provides these shoe’s their remarkable waterproof nature while also retaining breathability. The Adidas’ Terrex Fast R GTX also feature a removable ortholite sole, which is very comfortable, even on long hikes.
Weight
Weight

Weight

When compared to many other running shoes, these are relatively heavy. Compared to other hiking shoes, they are light. They do not feel cumbersome or awkward, but the ruggedness is obvious.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

These shoes are very breathable. It is nearly unnoticeable that they are waterproof. 100°F temperatures are no sweat for these shoes, which is particularly useful on long hikes.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

These shoes are remarkably comfortable. Being trail shoes, these are built for all-day wear while still being comfortable. They are snug, but not tight. Rugged, but not heavy. Waterproof, but breathable. Provide traction, but not ugly. They are a hiker’s dream shoe.
Style
Style

Style

The Adidas Fast R GTX comes in many different color combinations, many of them bright and colorful. These shoes may not be what you wear to prom, but you also wouldn’t be embarrassed to wear them on a hike or a long run. These shoes are not high-fashion. They are high-function. The Adidas Terrex Fast R GTX are pair of shoes stylish when compared to other trail shoes.
Durability
Durability

Durability

These shoes are durable. Many users report thousands of miles with these shoes while still being very functional. It is safe to say these will last you many years, even if you hike very rough terrain.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The thick rubber sole combined with its waterproof nature make this shoe very protective. No amount of rain, snow, or other hazardous terrain will get in your way while wearing these shoes. Your feet are in good hands with Adidas’ Terrex Fast R GTX.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

This shoe actually has a part built in the midsole to help with responsiveness, adripene+. It does its job very well, these shoes respond well with every step. The large lugs help account for any missteps onto a stray rock or limb, and the shoes being snug, but not tight, helps you control every step better.
Support
Support

Support

These shoes have great support, being built for all-day comfort. Adidas boasts its ortholite inlay as being very comfortable. Testers agree, the support on these shoes is outstanding. These shoes also have great arches, helping to prevent bad foot posture, which leads to pain.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

These shoes are meant for rough terrain, no doubt. Mountains without trails, hiking trails, and snowy conditions are all handled easily by these rugged shoes. The large lugs and waterproofing are key features that assist in achieving this great all-terrain nature.
Price
Price

Price

These shoes are relatively expensive when compared to walking shoes, but they will last you thousands of miles more. Per mile, these shoes are the best deal you can get.
Traction
Traction

Traction

Traction is one thing every user comments about on this shoe. Even under crumbling rocks, you will be able to stand confidently, knowing your shoes will never fail you. Even in rain and snow, these shoes are somehow able to grab traction, something many shoes fail to do.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

These shoes are flexible, but certainly not as much as a road running shoe such as Nike’s Free Runners. Being trail shoes, this is a design feature. Too much flexibility could lead to broken ankles or toes.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The snug fit and large lugs make these shoes very stable without sacrificing comfort. It is safe to say these shoes will keep you on your feet and prevent slips and falls.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The heel-to-toe drop is 8mm, which is a little bit higher than average for most shoes. This helps with stability.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

•Full forefoot adiprene+ for forefoot propulsion and efficiency

•Quick Lacing with a simple pull system

•Large lugs for great traction control

•Gore-Tex waterproof lining, which provides waterproofing without sacrificing breathability

•Molded Ortholite sockliner for good foot climate and comfort

•Outdoor specific Formotion unit for enhanced motion control and downhill comfort
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

These shoes are ideal for any person who wants to walk or run on trails. They are durable, breathable, waterproof, and provide awesome traction. They are sturdy, rugged, and a great addition to any trail runners collection.