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The Adidas Outdoor Terrex Swift Solo Approach Shoe features a durable, grippy toe for sure-footed scrambling and a shock-absorbing AdiPrene insert for impact protection. A breathable mesh upper helps prevent swamp-foot, and the asymmetrical heel loops allow easy attachment to your backpack or harness.

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Nice pair I wish I could have used ..

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size

I bought these shoes for work - I work in a warehouse environment and put in several miles a day. Being familiar with Adidas - the fit was perfect but, after wearing them for a week thinking my lanky ankles would get used to how much higher they come on them than they do with my Sambas - I never got used to the pain. I still wear them casually without pain but I cannot wear them as I had intended for work.

It can do it all

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:Runs small

So I got these shoes right before heading out on a trip with some friends in West Virginia. Because I am a college kid I didn't have much money to drop on a super fancy pair of shoes but I still wanted them to perform well. I decided to go with this shoe because the reviews seemed good and I liked the color. It took a few day to wear in so if you get these DO NOT take them out of the box and climb a mountain, your feet will hate you. But once they wear in they feel like an old pair of Birkenstocks (really comfy). My only issue with them was that they seemed a little smaller than the other Adidas shoes I have owned. After a day of use my big toe would feel a little crushed and would be numb for an hour or two. I think this was because the shoe has a very ridged toe box and I have fat toes but they also felt smushed against the front allot. So if you get them think about toe space.

My friends hadn't climbed much so I picked an easy rout and started the climb in my approach shoes cuz I wanted them for the decent anyway. I ended up climbing the entire rout which, was some pretty fun 5.9, in them. They have a very solid platform underfoot so they hold shape and its way easier to edge on these guys than you'd think. The rubber is also great, super sticky. It was right up there with stealth.

In short they hike, climb and are great chill step out of the classics and try these guys. They aren't all that expensive as approach shoes go so you cant lose much, but you could get a great pair of shoes.

I give these guys four stars because I am very critical and know what I like. I handled the toe issue with some fancy lacing but that was a huge downside and reason for not giving them five. Other than that they rock.

Favorite Shoe!

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

Absolutely love these shoes! I bought them when I went to Kalymnos and they surpassed my expectations! You can do anything in these things. I just with they made this exact shoe with Gortex.

Also, working at a rock gym setting routes, these things are perfect! If you don't want to put on your climbing shoes. They will definitely do the job.


Favorite Shoe!

Decent shoe for the price

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

I've had these for about six months now. I mostly use them for getting around the crags, but I have climbed up to easy 5.10 in these.


Light - much lighter than most approach shoes

Sticky Rubber - Traxion rubber grips and wears well

Toe Box - makes edging bearable (although I wish they were stiffer) and the beefy rubber rand is durable and protective.


Stiffness - they're stiffer than regular hiking or running shoes, but I think they could be even stiffer for climbing/edging. I guess the softness makes them comfortable, though.

Weird tongue - the scoop shape of the tongue makes them easy to put on/take off, but it also funnels rocks and dirt straight into your socks. Super lame.

Seams ripping - This is minor, but there is a seam that started to rip on the inward side of both shoes. Patched 'em with seam grip and now they're holding up well.

Bottom line: They're not my most favorite shoes ever, but they're not bad either. I got 'em on sale. I probably wouldn't pay full price for them.

Decent shoe for the price

Great shoes for everything

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

Checked these out to compare to the 5.10 guide tennie. Thea have a harder front toe area that's nice for protection. The tongue is what makes these rule as they are just super comfy even when snugly laced.

Apparently they are now using stealth rubber, and I look forward to trying a pair of those out soon.

Plenty of grip with the traxion sole.

Awesome Shoes

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

I bought these shoes unseen from back country and sized them off another pair of adidas casual shoes I already owned.

The sizing was true to adidas form and they fitted well straight from the box.

I initially wore them casually around home and on short walks and then after a week or so, took them on several extended (20km+) hikes. I was carrying a backpack with approx. 15kg worth of equipment. The conditions I was hiking in was the mountains in Austria. Which at the time was a mix of loose rock, rock, mud, grassy fields and creek crossings.

The shoes performed above and beyond my expectations. On and rocky surface, they grip like race car tyres. This is both in the wet, damp and soaked conditions. I also rated them when crossing streams which were about knee height in water.

The one downside, which was to be expected, was their grip when walking in mud and on steep grassy slopes. However based on the tread pattern you can't expect too much.

Overall the shoes were really light nimble and allowed to me to get wherever I wanted with max confidence.

I am going to buy a louder (brighter coloured) pair to wear casually and train in for free-running.

Better in jpeg

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size

They are kind of stiff, for no reason, and not so breathable as described in promotion text. I am happy, but they are more for fashion then for hiking.

The reason for the stiffness is because these are approach shoes, they are meant to be able to preform well on easy rock climbs. If you're buying these just for hiking they will be a bit stiff, but if your buying them as approach shoes for climbing, theyll be perfect.

Tight and bright

    Out of the box, the orange and black color resembled a factory-fresh KTM or Home Depot Homer bucket and colleagues called me twinkle-toes. But, my feet were comfortable and said colleagues are a bit harsh. Now that they've devolved a nice, dirty patina they're the envy of others and said feet are still happy.

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    I'm looking to purchase these in the black/ black/ lead (carbon on amazon). But the pictures are confusing. Are they all black with dark grey or light grey??

    Are the soles stiff enough to keep the big...

    Are the soles stiff enough to keep the big toe joint from bending too much?

    They're stiffer than your average tennis shoe, but not nearly as stiff as the new Guide Tennies or even my Salewa Alp Trainers. If you're talking about edging performance on smallish footholds, I'd say they're about average as far as approach shoes go.