Adidas Terrex Fast R

Jun 1, 2012
Outside Magazine

BEST FOR: Rocky trails. THE TEST: “Wet, dry, hard or soft trail—they never lost traction,” one tester raved. How? Adidas teamed up with Continental (the tire company) and essentially slapped a mountain-bike tire to the bottom of its first trail shoe, with diamond-shaped knobbies for exceptional grip. But the real tech is supposedly in the high-tech heel pad, which hides two overlapping plates in the midsole, a design Adidas says adds stability by slowing the transition from the initial heel strike to the toe-off. We don’t know about all that, but the Fast R did have a nice balance and stride, even in steep, rutted terrain. THE VERDICT: A three-season shoe up for just about anything. 13 oz


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