When it comes to footwear, adidas is truly in a different league. It’ll be a hundred years next year since the three stripes got started, and the label has outfitted everyone from everyday runners to Olympic athletes. The label’s outdoor gear may not be as well known, but it’s been steadily expanding over the years. The Terrex Free Hiker 2.0 came out just last year in September, and now adidas is back with the Terrex Free Hiker 2.0 Low, a rugged hiker/trail-runner hybrid with a low profile (which is also the first low-cut Free Hiker).
Like the original Free Hiker 2.0, this low-cut update is a hybrid between a hiking shoe and a trail runner, and has rugged features perfect for short hikes on the trails or long trips deep in the wild. You’re getting a waterproof GORE-TEX membrane that ensures dry feet even on the wettest trails, and the abrasion-resistant upper will fend off debris and keep your feet protected. The Boost midsole gives you long-lasting comfort and solid energy return, and the EVA frame (along with the external heel clip) keeps everything in place, giving you a stable stride on rough terrain. The familiar Continental rubber outsole is back and is still highly durable with convenient non-slip qualities and reliable traction.
The Terrex lineup (an adidas sub-label) is a spin-off of the adidas Outdoor sub-brand from the ‘70s and was officially launched in 2011. This gear is not only built for outdoor adventures, but with sustainability in mind as well because adidas understands that there’s no hiking to be done without caring for the great outdoors.
The adidas Terrex Free Hiker 2.0 Low GORE-TEX hiking shoes are available in five colorways, and will be going for $180 once they drop on August 17th.