Adidas Terrex Fast X GTX Mid Boots For Men And Women are extremely comfortable waterproof and breathable, suitable for any kind of long hike, backpacking, and mountaineering. These are very popular boots that have been on the market since 2009.
Adidas Men Terrex Fast X Mid GTX Boot
These boots are a great option for hikers and for light mountaineering tours. The boots are a mid-cut type, though rather low, so they represent a transition between shoes and boots. This makes them quite suitable for everyday life as well. This is how my wife has been using them for years.
The construction of the top is a durable and abrasion-resistant synthetic. Quite some protection is added on the toe, all around the sole, as well as on the heel.
You have a Gore-Tex liner inside, so these boots are waterproof and they will keep your feet dry. Regarding breathability, the boots are breathable but you should be prepared for having feet warmer than what you may expect from shoes without a waterproof layer, Gore-Tex or any other. This is normal and it depends on the outer conditions. I have written about such materials in my another text. The point is that you do not feel the same in all weather conditions.
There is a version without the Gore-Tex membrane. I definitely would not use this in the Alps where I normally go. But I have spent a year on Tenerife and know that in such a relatively dry and warm environment you really do not need a waterproof membrane of any kind. In fact, you will do much better without it.
The lace system is quick-type with a bungee tie, the same as in their other Adidas Terrex Swift series. There are 6 pairs of eyelets, 3 of them are reinforced by the famous 3 Adidas’ stripes, you can see this in the picture.
The cushion on the tongue and around the collar is very pleasant and it nicely fits the ankle. You will notice that the tongue is particularly long, in fact too long as it may funnel debris into the boots. Inside you have a wicking Ortholite sock liner, removable, anti-bacterial and padded.
The mentioned protection around the midsole is an Adidas’ peace of engineering, the adiPRENE foam construction which adds to the stability and cushioning. Several materials of different rigidity are used here.
The sole is the Continental rubber with deep lugs, sticky, with great traction and performance on wet surfaces. This German company is world-famous for producing top quality car tires of the same material. So all technology regarding sticky rubber is applied here and you can be sure, it works! The hinged heel is of a particular design, the same what you may see in the Adidas Terrex Swift boots.
The boots are exceptionally comfortable and you will surely be safe from blisters. As I mentioned, the boots are rather low mid-cut type so do not expect too much ankle protection.
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Specifications & summary of features
- Weight per shoe: 15.3 oz (434 g).
– Synthetic upper.
– Continental TRAXION® rubber outsole.
– GORE-TEX liner.
- Toe & heel protection.
- 6 eyelets pairs.
- Quick lacing system.
- There are various combinations of colors available: Solid Grey/Spray/Spray, Sharp Orange/Black/Yellow Spice, Cinder/Black/Seaweed, Black/Vivid Red, Grey Rock/Black/Blue Beauty, Black/Core Energy.
- Best use: hiking, backpacking, mountaineering.
- Molded Ortholite sock liner.
- Midsole: full Forefoot adiPRENE+
- FORMOTION control.
Adidas Women Terrex Fast X Mid GTX Boot
These are my wife’s boots (she calls them shoes), and she has been enormously satisfied with them. All technical specifications and features are the same as for the men’s model, no need to repeat here.
Pros & cons – both models
The models are the same so here is a summary for both. It is really hard to find any cons for these excellent boots.
I conclude this review of Adidas Terrex Fast X GTX Mid boots for men and women by stressing again their enormous comfort, reliability, and versatility. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the height or some other features of these boots, you should know that:
This model has been updated several times in the past a few years, so in the links above you might see several versions. For updates about the price please follow the links given above.
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