ADIDAS TERREX AGRAVIC BOA®: TRAILRUNNING SHOES FOR TECHNICAL TERREIN. BOA® CLOSURE SYSTEM, CONTINENTAL SOLE AND BOOST CUSHION.
Adidas Terrex Agravic BOA®: Trail shoes for technical terrain. Boa closure, continental sole and boost cushioning. Our TRAIL RUNNING GEAR section today brings the ADIDAS TERREX AGRAVIC BOA. They are already in stores as a technical trail shoe, agile and for use in very varied conditions. The Adidas Terrex saga has its key weapon in it. This 2020 will not go unnoticed, no… Impossible, with that light-rated black and yellow that looks.
Its official price 150€, for a weight of 285gr, a 7mm drop and the most veteran Continental sole of the house, with medium lugs. Let’s see the analysis by Mayayo.
ADIDAS TERREX AGRAVIC BOA (150€/285GR/DROP7)
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The ADIDAS TERREX AGRAVIC BOA is already on sale here on the official Adidas website. It is launched with 150€ price, for a weight of 285 grams, with drop of 7mm as a result of a ground height of 17mm in front and 24mm at the back. The sole is the usual Continental, the cushioning is entrusted to Boost and the closure is a side BOA system.
ADIDAS TERREX AGRAVIC BOA DATA SHEET
- Price: 150€ For a minority of user, it will pay off, no doubt.
- Weight: 285 g. Perhaps something high for a shoe that wants to be very competitive also for the elites. The female version stays at 240g.
- Drop 7mm: Not much, not a common midpoint in the saga.
- BOA® closure: In this case we use the L6 sprocket and TX4 textile Dyneema, a hyper-resistant material very popular in climbing belts.
- Height: 17mm in the front and 24mm at back. Something lower and closed to the ground than many Salomon on the forefoot, It will allow us to have a better feeling of terrain in technical sections.
- Cushioning by the veteran Boost midsole, More “soft” than the EVA used by Adidas at other times. It is done looking for maximum energy return and greater adaptability on rocky surfaces. Still, it uses eva timely reinforcement to provide stability. It’s pending rolling them to share impressions later.
- Ura upper.
- Continental Sole: A reliable grip and already well tested on a variety of different surfaces. In fact, it recovers here the most veteran sole of the brand, with medium lugs of just 3mm more related to the hard terrain of tracks and firm trails than to mud and snow.
ADIDAS TERREX AGRAVIC BOA: ITS FOUR STRENGTHS, DIFFERENTIALS.
The Adidas Terrex Agravic BOA has been with us for a couple of years now and it has won their fans. This 2020 new version brings few technical changes, beyond the striking decoration, with a black and white camouflage print. According to the brand, it is an exclusive version of the mythical “Erlk-nig” or design with zebra stripes. Anyway, let’s analyze to the four pillars that make the Terrex Agravic a different shoes, for better or worse. Firstly, let’s see the three most basic features and then more detailed why this BOA closure, as there are as many different BOA closures as shoes in the market, almost.
- BOOST AMORTIGUATION. Adidas has been going between EVA and Boost for its mountain shoes for a few years. Gradually the BOOST settles, with reinforcements point. This midsole comes with a 7mm drop that incorporates high-performance Boost technology and provides superior comfort and a higher energy return to get the most out of your trail.
- CONTINENTAL SOLE: A proven value. They may loosen a little in durability, depending on which terrains. Maybe they’re not the best for wet rocky terrein… But its overall performance has been at the top of the market for years. As a curiosity, although the design of the lug vary, when we asked the technicians of the brand for the rubber compound their answer was that the rubber itself was unique, there are no different compounds. Even….
- PROTECTED COVER: The shoe meets what we need to throw ourselves between rocks and roots without getting hurt. The reinforcement of molded TPU at the front and the curved midsole with toothed profile allow us face quiet technical and demanding routes.
CLOSURE BOA FIT SYSTEM
The BOA system looks for a perfect fit and greater support in each shoe. There are thousand different BOA closures types, based on four combinations of: Location (side, central, asymmetrical…); Eyelets; Tension wheels and material laces. In this case we are looking at a side closure with sprocket model L6 and with the very hard Dyneema as textile material of the laces. A guarantee.
The BOA is used because fine-tunes the closure with each tooth of the wheel and then allows us to release at once to remove them. It prevents water, mud or ice from entering and is easy to put on and remove, so much so that in my case the daily “walk” shoes have long been the original Adidas Terrex Two BOA.
A crushing dominator in professional cycling and snowboarding, I personally find it comfortable and useful. On a personal level, I think in the next few years up to 1/3 of the shoes will bet on BOA. In addition to tuning the fit to milimeters, it’s just that. Being able to “readjust” the shoes on the blick of an eye when facing a descent… it’s priceless.
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Posted by Héctor Rubio @hekruca for Trailrunningspain
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