Adidas Terrex Trailmaker Fully Reviewed
In the Terrex TrailMaker, Adidas has created a versatile shoe that is protective and durable, as well as fast and comfortable. From the upper to the outsole, Adidas includes protective details that are designed to keep runners safe on the trail and comfortable regardless of the terrain and weather conditions. The upper is lightweight and breathable, keeping runners safe from hot spots and blisters while the outsole is powerful and long-lasting.
Perhaps the most loved feature of the Adidas Terrex TrailMaker is the versatile 4 mm lugs that perform just as good on the pavement as they do on varied trails, making this a great option for the runner who is constantly switching between road and trail running. This shoe is a good option for runners who like a firm and responsiveness ride and a shoe with a middle of the road heel to toe drop.
In addition to the tactically advanced technology that makes this a tough trail shoe, Adidas streamlined their overall design, making this a cool, fashion-forward shoe that comes in a wide variety of colors. This shoe is about average in terms of the price for a good road and trail running shoe on today’s market.
-Versatile, able to go from the pavement to the trail
-Multiple color options
-Thicker, boxier design in the upper
This outsole features added traction and grip via a 4 mm lug system that is versatile enough to easily transition from trails to pavements. The outsole of the Adidas Terrex TrailMaker makes this an all-terrain, all-weather option.
The first is that it is tough enough to stand up to debris and sharp objects found on the trail that could potentially rip or damage the upper material.
The second is that the dual layering lets air enter the foot chamber, circulate, and exit keeping the foot cool and dry.
Additionally, this upper features a supportive heel counter to keep the foot locked in place. The toe bumper protects the runner from trail debris.
This shoe also features a padded tongue for added comfort as well as a bungee lacing system.
Additionally, what the shoe lacks in lightweight features, it more than makes up for in protection and durability.
The constant circulation wards off hot spots and blisters. The tongue of this shoe is made with added padding, but even with the added padding, Adidas made sure that the material is still highly breathable and feels light against the foot.
Additionally, the shoe comes with a built-in heel counter that keeps the foot in place. This helps to reduce friction that can lead to painful blisters. The bungee lacing design allows the runner to customize the tightness or looseness of the shoe to their unique specification.
The bungee lacing system holds the foot securely in place and is customizable so each runner can get the perfect level of support that they need. The Adiprene EVA midsole unit conforms to the shape of all arch heights, helping to support the runner through their gait cycle.
For starters, the upper is made with a dual-layered mesh that is as long-lasting as it is lightweight. This material provides a tear proof barrier between the runner and the trail. This shoe upper is also abrasion proof and will maintain a new look and feel for miles and miles.
The toe bumper that lines the front of the shoe helps keep runners safe from unexpected debris like roots and rocks that can pop up on the trail. The firm cushioning of the midsole holds its shape well and won’t break down easily. The outsole is made of a rubberized material that is modeled after the tires of the Continental Baron Mountain bike.
These lugs help to keep the runner upright and secure on uneven varied terrains.
The bungee lacing system tightens to keep the runner’s foot secure and safe during each of their workouts, regardless of the weather conditions.
Features like the toe bumpers and the dual layered mesh protect the runner against harmful trail debris.
Finally, the breathable design of the shoe helps protect runners against blisters and hot spots.
Since the 4 mm lugs help dig the runner into the ground and push them forward, runners find this shoe to be especially good on hill running and training.
Additionally, since the shoe is designed to work well in mud and rain, runners found it to be a good choice for obstacle course racing as well.
The 4 mm lug system is aggressive enough to dig in and safely carry the runner up and down steep inclines and declines but it is also agile and versatile enough to log long miles on pavement too.
The versatile design of this shoe makes it a favorite among the obstacle course racing athletes. This shoe is rather bulky and runners found that it isn't a great choice for gym workouts or speedy track workouts.
This shoe lacks the specific technology required that would help runners improve their gait cycle, specifically runners who have issues with over or under pronation. However, the lower heel drop and the powerful, stable base give runners a reliable landing pad, reducing the risk of rolled ankles.
It provides runners with enough forward propulsion and cushioning, but it is also low enough that runners can feel the ground below them.
It also provides runners with a more stable landing pad which is good for uneven terrains.
Additionally, an 8 mm heel drop will require minimal adjustment time for runners who are used to working out in a traditional heel drop shoe of 10 mm.
- Rubberized toe bumper for protection
- Dual mesh layered upper
- Abrasion and tear resistant upper material
- Built-in heel counter for added support
- Padded tongue
- Bungee lacing system provides customizable sizing
- Adriprene and EVA midsole unit is firm for a higher level of responsiveness
- 4 mm block-shaped lug system along with the outsole
- Continental rubber outsole
- Versatile design for pavement or trails
The upper is constructed using a breathable dual mesh that creates constant air flow into and out of the foot chamber, eliminating hot spots and the risk of blisters.
The outsole is made using a tough rubber that is modeled off of mountain bike tires. The 4 mm lugs add traction and protection, but the Adidas Terrex TrailMaker are versatile enough to be used on pavement or trails for long distances or speedy races.
The look of this shoe is a little blockier than some runners wanted, but the colors options are bold, bright, and are offered in a wide variety. Runners can expect to pay the average price for a high-quality road or trail running shoe on today's market.