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Go quickly. Go safely.

Alexander and Thomas Huber climbed the nose of El Capitan in two hours and 45 minutes—these guys are all about speed. Adidas teamed up with these climbing legends and designed the Terrex Solo Approach Shoes to get you from the trailhead to the rock quickly and safely.

  • Push-through protection plates protect your feet from rocks, roots, and other obstacles
  • adiPrene pads under the heels provide extra cushioning to absorb shock
  • Traxion soles throw out hardcore grip

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Do you ever get these in a size 6 mens? Or is the smallest an 8?

The smallest we usually carry this model in is an 8


Go to Shoe for adventure

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:True to size

The tread is great, and the stealth rubber sole are super sticky. Once you dial in the laces you can hike in them all day and are great for more technical sections of trail or scrambles on approach. Also these are great for slacklining with a flat and sticky bottom.

Are these shoes able to be re-soled? Climbing grand teton this summer and the mountain guide co is very picky about what shoes they allow and suggest getting them resoled to their standards ahead of time. Thanks

I wouldn't be too concerned. Generally they are going to be recommending a vibram sole. However these feature the stealth sole featured on many great climbing shoes, it is a great sticky sole and perfect for either the OS or Upper Exum route they will be taking you on. If you have any other questions on approach shoes or getting your gear list together, please let me know. The Tetons's are my favorite range in the world and I would be happy to help you get ready for a successful trip.


Dan Gates

Expert Gearhead



Rub blisters

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size
  • Height: 6'3"
    Weight: 185 lbs

Bought these for my husband for Christmas. At first they were great, but once he took them on a decent approach they rubbed blisters on his feet.

Chilling out at Myra Falls

Chilling out at Myra Falls


Awesome picture Noah !!!

I selected this image to feature on the Community Hub at the bottom of the homepage! Congrats on being amazingly GOATWORTHY !!


Great Shoe

    Ordered these before a trip to Vancouver Island. Love the stealth rubber at the bottom. Definitely a plus when scrambling up slick rocks at places like Myra Falls. Did some mountain biking, definitely not a shoe to just throw on for that (I've got the scar to prove it), but it's a great other than that. Super comfy and light.


    Great alternative to Guide Tennies

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size

    Comes with the trusty Stealth rubber. The sole is not too stiff, very similar to the old classic greenish grey Guide Tennie.

    Very stable, tested it when hiking to routes in Zion and IC. Felt as comfortable as trainers when walking on the road for miles after missing the shuttle.

    Fairly low profile toe box, sized it up a bit to compensate. (I prefer a looser fit especially after having climbing shoes on all day and don't like to size approach shoes for climbing. If it's hard I'll be wearing climbing shoes anyway).

    Do these all have Stealth rubber now?

    Hey damonk,

    Yes, these all have a Stealth rubber sole. I will get that fixed on our tech specs. Thanks for pointing it out!


    Lace issue

    • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit:True to size

    Bought these in Chamonix for easy rock routes and am quite disappointed . Not nearly as sticky as Guide Tennies and the toe block folds as one in holds so does not feel smeary or precise. Scarpa Vit. that my partner was using looked better. The worst I am afraid was on the descent where the material eye loops base sewn into the boot produces a lump which sits over my little toe bone, so after an hours descent is very painful. Not too impressed as I thought they would be great


    No break in!

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    These shoes fit great right off the bat! I ordered the size 10.5 and they fit true to size but if you have a narrow foot it may be a good idea to go half a size down. I took these on a mellow hike up to a waterfall and they held up great through sand, mud, and snow melt! The toe seems tacky enough to accomplish any approach and the Traxion sole was perfect for hoping off rocks on the descent with out any pain. I also like the molded rubber tongue, it was great for keeping scree and sticks out!

    No break in!


    • Gender:Male
    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    I have had these for a few months and want to like them but there are a few issues. The tounge has a tendency to fold under and it is hard to fit my fat hands inside to straighten it out. The traxion rubber is so-so but nothing compared to the stealth rubber of 5-10. Adidas bought out 5-10 so maybe they will be using some stealth rubber soon. I have used them mostly for biking because I have a better pair of shoes for approach.

    I am returning them for the solo swift, hopefully they don't have the same issue

    These were quite comfortable though

    any update on the solo swift? thinking about grabbing a pair and was curious if there was any difference

    yes the tongue issue is mute in the new model but still very stiff

    i've been wearing La Sportiva Boulder X...

    i've been wearing La Sportiva Boulder X in size 8.5. How does the sizing in this shoe compare?

    I wear 10.5 in almost all my shoes, these fit true to size! Especially great if you have a slightly wider foot!


    Great Approach Shoe!

    • Gender:Male
    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    I have had many approach shoes over the years and I am very impressed with the Adidas Terrex Solo. I have taken them through a summer of long and short approaches in dry and wet conditions and they have performed very well. I like the wide platform, versatile fit options, and the low to the ground ride.



      I cannot attest to the durability or break in period of these shoes as I returned them as soon as possible.
      The rubber is far from sticky: as hard as I tried I could not stick to any angle. They seemed quite uncomfortable out of the box due to one of the lasts being slanted down and in. The sizing is also quite off compared to any other climbing footwear. I usually wear a 10.5 or an 11, so I ordered both of these sizes. Neither of them were anywhere close to fitting. I generally climb in 9.5 pre-downsized shoes, so I am accustomed to a tight fit but honestly, I swam in these and there is no way they would have performed satisfactorily while I scrambled and buildered. Lets face it, no matter how nice a shoe is, it isn't nice if it doesn't fit. I would like to give these shoes a second chance, but only under the stipulation that I got them for free. Sorry Adidas, but you missed the mark on this one.


      Best approach shoes I've found

        Let me start by saying I've tried a lot of different shoes for approach, and this is the first pair that I've been completely happy with. I tried New Balance trail runners (squishy sole had terrible grip scrambling), La Sportiva Boulders (unbelievably tight toe, even upsized 2 sizes), Patagonia Karakorams (painfully stiff upper that stubbornly refused to break in), and Merrell Trail Gloves (no underfoot protection for walking on scree). The Adidas fit true to size, have a beautifully grippy sole, stiff enough sole that your feet don't get beat up by scree, and the Adiprene is stiff enough that you keep your footing scrambling up rocks. They took almost no breaking in (I wore them to work 1 day before a weekend climbing). The coolest feature is the foam tongue top... it's hard to explain, but since its shape is fixed, it keeps the tongue from bunching up or sliding to the side. Oh, and the price was hard to beat at $65 on sale!

        Overall, I'm quite pleasantly surprised by Adidas' foray into real outdoor gear.


        great success!

          Crap, now I don't want to wear any of my other shoes. I just took these out of the box, slipped them on and fell in love. They are ridiculously light, and the fronts climb well. I hope they last for ever!

          ohh, and the bump to 50% actually makes me feel a little guilty

          great success!

          Great Approach Shoe

            I have been using this as an approach shoe and for dry canyoneering. The rubber is sticky and has been waring well. The shoe has been comfortable and supportive for he.

            are these shoes good for bouldering

            are these shoes good for bouldering

            As far as approach shoes go, these are actually some of my favorite for bouldering. Good to see Adidas really stepping it up with the outdoor gear.