Once I first laid my eyes on the adidas Terrex Increase on the launch occasion earlier this yr in Might, I couldn’t wait to provide them a run for his or her cash. Described as a ‘light-weight mountain operating shoe’, they oozed high quality – a tough carrying Continental rubber sole with deep lugs, a intelligent lace lock system and naturally, the award-winning Increase midsole. So how did I get on with them?

Nicely – the easy reply is, the extra you place in, the extra you get out. I’ll attempt to clarify.

adidasTerrexBoost_on test

On their first outing – a delicate 5 mile run round my native park – I used to be fairly shocked by how little ‘Increase’ I felt – the revolutionary cushioning that’s propelled it’s sibling, the Power BOOST to stardom. That’s till I began operating extra on the heel – which is the one a part of the shoe that feels cushioned and in full distinction to the forefoot, which feels stiff by comparability. The one snag is, I’m mid foot to forefoot runner – which signifies that until I’m actually drained or in want of fixing my gait, then the springy heel is of no use to me. Except – I am going velocity mountain climbing.

Certainly, if I had to decide on this shoe for any objective, it will be velocity mountain climbing or quick packing – one thing just like the Tour du Mont Blanc or the North Downs Path. However I wouldn’t use it as a path racing shoe – just because it’s too stiff for my liking. However that’s simply me.

I additionally observed that as a result of lack of fabric across the higher (which is nice for drainage), until you’re carrying comfortable socks, it might really feel a bit abrasive. Nevertheless, this isn’t the case with the Gore-Tex model – the adidas Terrex Increase GTX sneakers.  These are tremendous comfortable – and actually do work in the event you’re eager to maintain your toes dry.

The new Adidas Terrex Boost
The brand new Adidas Terrex Increase

However the extra I run in these sneakers, the extra I like them. A part of the reason being that I’d been affected by bruised metatarsals – one thing these trainers helped me with.

Now, when a shoe firm, equivalent to adidas, launch a ‘revolutionary new shoe’, it tends to be packed stuffed with claims and guarantees, to the purpose that after I learn the technological jargon used to explain them, which regularly has numerous patent pending/commerce marked expertise, I’m not completely away from the advantages. So, I’ve damaged down what adidas say concerning the shoe under, providing some touch upon every level – which you’ll entry by clicking on the toggle function. Hopefully this might be of some assist to you when deciding whether or not to purchase this operating shoe or not.

adidas claimed Options & Advantages:B40423_W terrex Boost

[toggler title=”Upper: speed-lacing construction for fast and snug lacing “]I favored the lacing system. It offers a cosy really feel across the foot, nonetheless, the little black button that you simply slide to open the laces is typically fairly difficult to make use of. And though it has somewhat loop to tuck the laces in to, when drawn tight, you want tuck the ends of the laces beneath one another to cease it flapping about.[/toggler]

[toggler title=”Torsion: Torsion bar / PRO-MODERATORTM for midfoot stability”]Should you have been to attempt to bend the shoe, you’ll discover it doesn’t give a lot flex. That is perfect in the event you’re velocity mountain climbing or on the lookout for some extent of stability in your foot. Nevertheless, on the entire I don’t consider {that a} path shoe ought to want stability – by advantage of the truth that the floor is something however flat.[/toggler]

[toggler title=”Midsole: BoostTM offers endless energy in the mountains and high adaptability on rocky surfaces”]From my expertise of utilizing the shoe, ‘countless vitality’ is likely to be a little bit of an overstatement. Nevertheless, the safety and cushioning in opposition to sharp rocks is great. And there’s loads of ‘Increase’ within the heel – do you have to be mountain climbing.[/toggler]

[toggler title=”Outsole: Continental® rubber for excellent grip”]I’m a giant fan of Continental rubber sole sneakers and these aren’t any exception. A lot of grip, hard-wearing – can’t complain.[/toggler]

[toggler title=”High adaptability on rocky surfaces and a low-to-the-ground feel”]As talked about above – nice safety on rocky trails (which could be helpful in case your metatarsals are a bit bruised) however I’m not sure the ‘low-to-the-ground really feel’ is completely true allowing for the scale of the heel.[/toggler]

[toggler title=”Sock-like fit”]I’d agree that they match nicely. Nevertheless, the toe field is kind of slender, which could not be to everyones liking. The GTX model is much more snug.[/toggler]

WEIGHT: 330g (MEN’S UK eight half of) 280g (WOMEN’S UK 5 half of)


Having been carrying these sneakers for 4 months and utilizing each variations (customary and Gore-Tex) in anger, I’ve grown to love the adidas Terrex Increase. I’ve run across the Drakensberg mountains in them, hiked nationwide trails and used them for strolling round my native widespread. These could be my go to sneakers for quick packing or velocity mountain climbing, however I’m but to make use of them for a race. I desire the GTX model of the shoe however get pleasure from carrying each.

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Miles run in them: over 100

Races I’ve used them in: 0

Good for:

Pace mountain climbing, Quick packing, Rocky mountain trails, Scrambling, Muddy trails

Not appropriate for: