adidas Terrex Speed Ultra Review: Grip and Rip It!

The Terrex has the bones of a track racing flat, with some brawn and

sinew added for the tumult of the trail.

Excuse the Asics slip in the beginning. I just had received the Asics MetaSpeed Edge and it was on my mind.


Now, here's what tester Andy Patterson had to say about the adidas Terrex Speed Ultra.


PROS: I love the densely patterned and sticky outsole. The low stack keeps you close and

comfortable to every nuance of the trail. This shoe feels light, fast, and nimble.


CONS: The laces are stiff and difficult to tie. For a shoe that can shred trail at a blistering pace, I expect something that properly secures the foot. This is a simple fix, however. Some feet may find the toe-box slightly elongated, and I personally would love this shoe to have a few millimeters of lateral space in the toe-box.



OVERALL IMPRESSION: The Terrex has the bones of a track racing flat, with some brawn and

sinew added for the tumult of the trail. You don’t have to run fast in this shoe, but you will

WANT to run fast. The lightweight stature, coupled with nimble outsole treads, gives you the

courage and equipment to charge uphills. The outsole possesses a snappy amount of rigidity between the heel and midfoot. On the downhills, this gave a palpable sense of stored-and-released energy.


Price: $160

8.6oz (unisex)

8mm drop

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