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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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In-Depth Review

In-Depth Review

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Check out Blister climber Dave Alie's review on the Adidas Outdoor Terrex Solo Approach Shoe.

http://blistergearreview.com/recommended/adidas-terrex-solo

2 5

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

5 5

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!
2 5

Meh..

  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

5 5

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.

2 5

Unapproachable

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.

5 5

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.

5 5

Dark Shale/Black/Craft Blue

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5 5

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!
5 5

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

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are these shoes good for bouldering

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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.

5 5

Terrex Solo Approach

I wear many different Adidas shoes. These unlike some others fit true to size. Very comfortable. No cut in the achilles tendon area. Love the shoes and bought two pairs. One caveat, I hate shoes with a lot of arch support and at times have cut it out of other Adidas shoes I have. These were perfect. Point being, if you like a lot of support in the arch these may not work as well for you.

4 5

Adidas? An Approach Shoe?

Just picked up a pair of these for a 4 day climbing trip in the Daks of Upstate NY, where the approaches consisted of grade IV scrambles, steep muddy hills and a lot of wet leaves. I was rather hesitant when I first got these in the mail, but overall I was pleasantly surprised. They handle the trail pretty well and climb just as well. They could stand to be a little more stiff to support the foot better on the uphill portion with a 50 lb pack, and it would allow them to edge a little better. They appear to run a little bigger than the running shoes.