What's your excuse now?
Now that your significant other has bought you the Adidas Outdoor Terrex Swift Solo Approach Shoe for your birthday (she sounds like a keeper), you absolutely have no more excuses for not going out and hiking Mt. Olympus this summer—just like you've been talking about wanting to do for years now.
Built to log miles on the trail, this approach shoe features a durable, grippy toe for sure-footed scrambling over rocks and logs, and a shock-absorbing AdiPrene insert for impact protection when you're going downhill and trying to control your legs. The breathable mesh upper helps prevent swamp-foot on hotter days, and the asymmetrical heel loops allow easy attachment to your backpack or harness when you want to take them off for a bit. Oh, and the 2mm lugs on the rubber outsole help you chew up wet, muddy terrain when rain interrupts your day.
- Approach shoe that's equal parts comfortable and durable
- High-abrasion mesh upper breathes well and maintains durability
- Adiprene insert cushions your steps with impact protection
- EVA midsole brings lively energy return for reduced fatigue
- Grippy rubber outsole with 2mm lugs offers traction on slick surfaces
- Item #ADA006A
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs large
Gotta be honest addidas easily makes the COOLEST looking approach shoes at the moment. That's why I was so bummed when they arrived... They didnt have enough support to be a good hiking shoe :/ They also we're so flexible that I can't imagine they would be good for climbing other than just scrambling. These kind of feel like really light weight water shoes, that being said, you will feel every rock you step on. If you're a light weight gear junkie this shoe is probably a good option. Really comfortable; however then run pretty long. If you're foot isn't too wide size down a half size. I'm a wide-ish true US 9.5 and they were a good quarter inch too long. This extra length isn't too important for street shoes, but approach shoes are performance gear. Hopefully Addidas will sort out these issues, because these shoes are beautiful!
lightweight, sticky comfort.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
As I searched for some new approach shoes that could do much more than just go to the crag I was continually drawn back to these. They are snug and comfortable with an sock like feel. I love the ankle closure around the ankle that doesn't allow for rocks or debris to get in the shoe. they are great so far and I think they will hold up and be very comfortable as I put them through the paces this summer.