As the whole GORP trend keeps rolling along, adidas TERREX continues to release products that prove function comes first and foremost in this space, as proper utility isn’t something that simply fades out over time. Moreover, the Three Stripes’ outdoor sub-label just dropped its latest pair of weather-ready kicks, the AX4 GORE-TEX Hiking Shoes.
As far as function goes, the shoes are composed of rugged, abrasion-resistant materials built to tackle unpredictable conditions. The new release is lined with a breathable GORE-TEX membrane for optimized protection, making them the perfect shoe to wear if you still want to go hiking in the rain. For further shielding, the AX4 features a gusseted tongue, helping do away with unwanted dirt and debris you’re bound to encounter on the trails.
Comfort-wise, the shoe sits on a lightweight EVA midsole, making them a breeze to walk in and similar to your typical pair of trainers. Best of all, like most trail-appropriate products from adidas, the shoes sit on a trusty Continental rubber sole built for any terrain. Additionally, the new silhouette is another testament to adidas’ consistent eco-cognizance, as it is crafted using at least 50% recycled content, serving as one of its many solutions to thwart plastic waste.
Tack on some elemental protection and pick up the TERREX AX4 GORE-TEX trail shoes, now available on adidas’ webshop for $130