Over the last few years, we’ve seen leaps and bounds made in regards to performance shoe technologies. But it has taken a surprisingly long time to see those same technologies incorporated into outdoor-friendly footwear, despite the grandiose potential. Thankfully, with their Terrex Free Hiker, Adidas seems to have finally taken the hint.
There’s no denying that these sneaker boots take their style inspiration from their gym- and track-going counterparts. But we’re not mad at that at all, as they’re sleek and handsome. But what’d really impressive about this footwear is the sheer number of built-in features. For starters, it features a Primeknit upper that promises to be comfortable, breathable, and flexible. But, to cope with potential weather issues, they also have a GORE-TEX 3D lining to add waterproofing to the exterior. Also, the midsole features Boost tech for comfort and excellent energy return and they have a sturdy Continental outsole ready for any terrain. Set for an early 2019 release, these drool-worthy trail-trekkers will sell for $200.