Adidas has been a big name in the running world since the 1960’s, when they developed the first specialist running shoe with the stated goal of ”pushing athletic boundaries.”
The Adidas Terrex line is the brand’s foray into the trail running (and hiking) world. After a few years on the market, the Terrex line now includes shoes with a variety of cushioning and stack heights. Many models are also available in a waterproof / breathable Gore-Tex version.
Adidas is also a standout brand when it comes to more sustainable shoe construction. Many of their shoes are available in dye-free colorways, and a few models use recycled plastic yarns for the upper.
Adidas Terrex shoes tend to run a bit on the small side, and most models are also slightly narrower than shoes from brands like Altra or Topo Athletic. As always, it’s best to try on shoes in person before buying, if at all possible. But to help you figure out which of Adidas’ shoes you should consider, this Brand Guide will provide a general overview of each model’s features and intended purpose. As always with our Brand Guides, shoes are organized from highest to lowest stack height, and in this guide we’re covering the models in the Terrex line that are designed with trail running in mind, rather than hiking.