Terrex Free Hiker Boot
Your days of clunky and uncomfortable hiking shoes are over thanks to the Adidas Terrex Free Hiker Boot. This ultra-comfortable boot reaches into Adidas' bag of tricks to pull out a couple of the most trusted features from their road-and-trail running shoes, bringing reliable comfort and performance to your longer trips on the trail. It all starts with high-performance Boost midsole cushioning, which not only absorbs shock on rocky downhills and hard trails, but also delivers responsive energy return with every step to help keep your stride energized deep into the hike. On the outsole you've got ultra-grippy Continental rubber, which gives you the same reliable traction on slippery rock as it does on steep and dusty single track. Tack on a comfortable Primeknit upper and a supportive sock-like construction and you can wish a not-so-tender goodbye to those old-school leather lugs you used to stomp around in.
- Comfortable and lightweight hiking shoe for long days on the trail
- Boost midsole cushioning offers soft support and an energized stride
- Continental rubber gives you dependable grip on wet and dry trails
- Socklike Primeknit upper gives you a comfy and secure fit
- Abrasion-resistant weldings boost your durability on rocky summits
- Molded TPU toe cap protects your forefoot from roots and rocks
- Item #ADA00DB
What do you think about this product?
March 1, 2020
Great shoe once you get your foot in it
The only down side to this shoe is it’s hard to squeeze your foot into it. You need to get use to it. Once your foot is in, it feels and looks great !
December 16, 2019
My feet have called Altras home for a long time, the fit and comfort are great. But their persistent weak durability, poor quality control and inconsistency of fit between model upgrades has me looking to transition my feet from zero drop. I have wide feet and wanted an alternative to altra's foot shape. I've been eyeing the free hiker when they were announced before release and I've heard a lot about boost tech. Pulled the trigger on these to get me out of the altra comfort zone and I have no regrets. Boost foam definitely gives an extra spring in my step and all around comfort. The shape isn't too narrow and the stretch upper accommodates my wide feet. Definitely feel there's enough space in the forefoot for toe splay. Tried on a smaller size based on other reviews.....stayed with my normal size as half a size down felt like a tight sock, I prefer some space in the front and accomadation for a thicker sock while hiking. I experienced the foot sliding forward some reviews mention (not really uncomfortable) on descents but I found it could be compensated for by lighter foot work and agility. The extra cushioning (at the Achilles heel) acts as a heel cup and makes the shoe feel more like its one with your foot. Only thing I need to get used to is the 10mm heel drop the shoes have, but that will come with time.
October 14, 2019
Got my first pair of these with the expectation that I would wear them as a casual, comfortable shoe, and have been completely blown away with both the capability and the comfort. These have become my go-to travel shoe, because they look GREAT, and can very easily transition from casual to activity based. I took these on a 13 mile hike in Hawaii, and have been using them as my hiking shoes ever since. The Boost midsole in these is incredible. Unfortunately, shoes get dirty when you hike through mud for miles on end, so I had to get a second pair for casual wear. Truly one of my favorite shoes to put on my feet. They do run a smidge on the big side, so go 1/2 a size smaller if you are between sizes.
July 22, 2019
Well made, worth it
Out of box impressions are super nice - haven't had much time to put them to trail use, but I'm enthusiastic. Most comfortable piece of footwear I own now; the sock-like upper is firm and seamless, hard to notice when wearing. Definitely do a half size down for these - I wear 11.5 and did 11 with only a bit of room to spare in the toe box, which seems to run a bit wide but is adjustable with the laces, which are great at the metatarsals but can strangle the mid foot if cinched down too hard. Primeknit fabric is stretchy, breathable, and reasonably weather resistant, but are not waterproof. Wouldn't wear these on muddy trails or in downpours, but they hold up well in light rain. Seems best fit for dry trails, gravel/concrete/asphalt.
July 5, 2019
LOVE THESE SHOES!
Got these for my Yellowstone trip literally the day before hiking, thought I'd have some pain do to shoe not being broken in, but that was not the case. Did a 10 mile hike in these and had zero issues! If you've ever worn ultra boosts, then these feel exactly like those minus the prime knit on top. They still have a stretchy material, I would say thinner and stretchier than UB prime knit with a hardened toe cap. Now the sizing. I normally wear a 10.5 in Ultra boosts, I like a little wiggle room in my toes, so I have about a finger gap left. SIZE DOWN FOR THESE SHOES. I ordered 3 different sizes cause I read mixed reviews saying these were true to size. I ultimately went down to a 9 and still have a finger gap.
May 18, 2019
Like walking on pillows
While they’re no substitute for a sturdy hiking boot on difficult ascents, the Terrex Free Hikers are my new go-to shoe for long days on moderate terrain where comfort is key. I love their cushioned sole, fantastic breathability, and snug fit. With a durable construction and a water-repellent finish, you can expect these shoes to last.
April 8, 2019
Nice light hiker that is supremely comfortable. I was a little worried that the knit wouldn't provide enough support but these things are a dream. I went with the pink and turquoise and the only real concern is that I'm afraid to get them dirty.