Just because winter is over doesn’t mean the rain is done for, so you should always be prepared — especially if you’re heading on a hike. If you have one planned, adidas TERREX’s new Skychaser Tech GORE-TEX hiking shoes are here to lend your feet a hand.
The trail-running-inspired hikers are engineered to provide ideal traction in any activity, much in part to their unique Stealth Hf climbing rubber zone, paving the way for a rock-gripping-approved grip that helps you take on anything from steep, unpredictable paths. This tech works hand-in-hand with adidas’ signature Lightstrike EVA cushioning compound to promote agility so you stay quick on your feet in all scenarios, so it’s practically like walking on a cloud. And to ensure they’re prepared to take on a frigid forecast as much as anything else, the shoes boast a trusty GORE-TEX membrane to seal out moisture and stay breathable through and through. In an extra effort to maximize elemental protection, the upper even undergoes a PFC-free finish, enhancing water-repellent properties one step further.
As for looks, don’t let the asymmetrical lacing system fool you, as this unique design offers proper arch support to ensure you’re walking comfortably and, even more importantly, properly. This element, in addition to a molded sockliner and bio-based Pebax plate in the midsole, all cooperate to create a silhouette for all-day comfort. At the moment, the stompers are only available in the Core Black/Sand Strata/Impact Orange colorway, but it’s a palette that works perfectly with most colorful, vintage-inspired pieces of hiking attire that the typical adventurer might already have on hand. Speaking of outdoorsmen, any one of them can appreciate the brand’s adherence to keeping things green, as adidas guarantee at least half of the shoe’s upper is constructed using recycled content. Overall, this strive for sustainability doesn’t surprise us, but it’s another step in its journey toward ending plastic waste.
Earn your stripes and tap back into nature this season with a hand from adidas TERREX, whose Skychaser Tech GORE-TEX Hiking Shoes are available for $275 on the performance brand’s webshop.