It’s common knowledge that the countless adidas sneakers that we wear on the streets day in and day out actually have a performance background. But while most of these classic shoes stem from running, skateboarding or training, hiking doesn’t initially come to mind. That might change with the adidas Consortium Terrex Free Hiker. Built to “escape the noise”, the shoe is part of the brand’s latest outdoor collection. And while adidas Terrex still puts a clear focus on outdoor-ready performance footwear, the Consortium colorway also suits an urban explorer’s streetwear fit.
Dressed in earthy tones to match the elements it was designed for, the hiking shoe still features subtle color pops. Pink accents on the heel tab and hiking laces add a frisky note to the muted base colors and make the Free Hiker a versatile model for your shoe rotation. We teamed up with blogger Willy Iffland (@willy) who took the outdoor shoe on a walk through the rain-drenched and muddy streets of Cologne for a little wear test.
Combined with a Continental rubber outsole, the shoe’s BOOST midsole promises a controlled deformation on uneven surfaces at adaptive traction. Another familiar aspect is the Primeknit upper which ensures both a sock-like fit and lightweight wearability. A water repellent upper treatment also makes sure that your feet stay dry on rainy days. Check out Willy’s pics below to see how the Free Hiker looks on feet – styled with a casual workwear outfit.
Release Details – adidas Consortium Terrex Free Hiker
The worldwide pre-release of the adidas Consortium Terrex Free Hiker takes place on February 23, 2019. On that date, the shoe launches exclusively at DOE (Shanghai), Hanon (Aberdeen), Titolo (Zurich, Bern, Basel) and Packer (New Jersey). A wider release a global adidas Consortium retailers then follows on March 1, 2019. The shoe goes for 200 €.