For Spring/Summer 2019, Adidas Outdoor introduced at OR Summer Market the brands PrimeKnit Hiking Boot with Trail Running DNA. They are also continuing their commitment to the environment by using Dope-Dye and Zero-Dye in their offerings, along with an expanded partnership with Parley For The Ocean.
“Adidas Outdoor is continually looking for innovation that meets consumer demand. Integrating Adidas PrimeKnit into a hiking boot blends our latest and longstanding advances in footwear designed for the trail. With the brand’s global commitment to sustainability, our Parley for the Oceans partnership showcases our proprietary technologies engineered for best-in-class performance.” — Greg Thomsen, managing director, Adidas Outdoor, U.S.
The Terrex Free Hiker was designed to be a hiking boot with trail running DNA. A PrimeKnit upper, water repellant, stretchy and form fitting with no break-in time, offers the added bonus of Adidas Boost midsole for energy return and Continental Rubber*outsoles.
The Terrex Free Hiker works on the trail, but can easily transition to a streetwear/fashion shoe with design embellishments and accent colors.
Adidas, Under Armour and Soloman are three brands that are using Gore-Tex in their trail runners. The Terrex Agravic Speed GTX is a very lightweight, competition-oriented trail runner with Gore-Tex knitted in the shoe from toe to heel, offering a form-fit with perforated EVA collar and lightweight EVA midsole for long-term cushioning and comfort.
The Terrex Agravic BOA, a lower profile shoe for speed and trail running, offers a Boost midsole and comes in Dope-Dye colors** as does the Terrex Agravic Speed Plus, a trail runner where the midsole has a marble-like design pattern.
Terrex CC Boat Parley and the men’s-only Terrex Boat DLX Parley lightweight water sports, hiking and traveling shoes are both made with recycled Parley Oceans Plastic and are available in a new Zero-Dye color that uses less water, energy and chemicals.
*In early 2007, Continental Rubber and Adidas formed a partnership to improve the grip of Adidas’ running and outdoor shoes. Read more here. ** Dope-Dye is a water saving technique where the pellets are dyed before they are woven, resulting in 75 percent less water usage. Photos courtesy Adidas