adidas’ Terrex range is specifically designed for the weekend (mountainside) warrior. Listen, we may have started off as a Terrace magazine, but we’ve grown up a bit – we’ve matured. And now, on the weekends, you’re far more likely to see us on a hillside than terrace side, although you’re just as likely to find us in a boozer, which, conveniently, they have loads of in The Peaks.
After we’ve finished our steep assault up Edale, and we’re relaxing by a fire, supping on a pint, we’ll most likely be wiping the mud and dirt off a solid pair of weekend hiking shoes – of which, these adidas Terrex are a very likely choice. Being purveyors of solid hiking shoes, our enthusiasm is our authority; the Terrex Free Hiker are unmatched in grip, with a Continental outsole. While Vibram seems to be the world’s top sole producer (and we are fans), Continental has been making tyres since 1871, so they know a thing or two about rubber and traction. While Vibram is widespread, you’ll only find Continental on adidas, and while neither omnipresence nor exclusivity is a guarantee of quality, experience is.
Other Terrex accolades include primeknit uppers which maximise comfort, Gore-Tex lining to keep those feet dry, and a Boost midsole, which does exactly what it says on the tin.
So if you’re like us and you’ve swapped the hectic weekends for peaceful ones, swap the terrace for the Terrex, too.
Manchester’s own Yards Store has a solid selection of the Terrex range, with some boots and some runners. All of them, though, will put your feet first.