Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Review: Adidas Terrex Trail Cross 2016

Is this the FiveTen killer?  *shock!*

This shoe probably slipped under your radar didn't it? Well its the Adidas Terrex Trail Cross shoe, the Adidas attempt at a shoe for platform pedals. Im nearing my forth month on these shoes, and here is my review:

Surprisingly stylish. Stiff bottom, a hard toe, and ankle section.
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Note the bottom pattern, finally a shoe that's easy to climb with as well for those session days, even on rainy days. Trail-builders take note!
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813grams does not place it among the lightest shoes, nor the most heavy.
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Adidas owns FiveTen, so they have the right to the Stealth rubber. And this shoe uses the bit more durable stealth rubber, not the self-destructive MI6-rubber found in the new line of FiveTen shoes.
This is after almost 4 months of intense use of the Adidas Terrex Trail Cross shoe, I'm afraid it wont last much longer. Perhaps a month more. So all I got out of theses shoes is 5 months of use, well intense use. I that alot, or is that a tad too little? Well that's up to you to decide.
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The ortholite-sole is not for everyone. When the laces are really tight, the ortholite-sole feels somewhat uncomfortable. I guess it takes some time to get used to, to be honest, I would have preferred if Adidas just used a normal sole.
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Finally a bungee for laces! Mah gawd, we can send freaking astronauts to the moon but can't control laces (FiveTen wakeup!)
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So IS this the FiveTen killer? Well I would certainly choose these shoes over a pair of FiveTen shoes, so I guess they are in some way. FiveTen still got some attractive options, but the Addidas Terrex shoes are a very hard alternative to ignore. Go get these shoes.

The good:
-Great grip with stealth rubber
-Bungee for laces...small feature, but fuck do I appreciate it!
-High quality
-Stiff bottom

The bad:
- The ortholite-sole is not for everyone
- Stealth rubber durability could have been a tad better
- Not easy to find online (?)

 Score: 5/6

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