ADIDAS TERREX SPEED PRO SG: SOFT GROUND COMPETITION TRAILRUNNING SHOE FOR SOFT GROUNDS (225GRAMS)
ADIDAS TERREX SPEED PRO SG: competition trailrunning shoes for soft ground with only 225 grams. Our TRAIL SHOES section today brings the ADIDAS TERREX SPEED PRO SG. The flying shoe for short and medium distance mountain races on mud and soft ground with which Adidas will equip its elite racers this 2021.
It arrives with a price of 160€, for an average weight of 225 grams. The 4mm drop leaves us with 19mm in front and 23mm at the back, while the midsole employs the new Lightstrike developments and the rubber sole remains true, once again, to Continental. We’re going with technical analysis, by Mayayo.
ADIDAS TERREX SPEED PRO (160€/225GR/DROP4)
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS BY MAYAYO
The ADIDAS TERREX SPEED PRO SG is now on sale, on the official ADIDAS website. It is launched with a price of 160€ with a weight of 225 grams, with a 4mm drop as a result of a ground height of 19mm in front and 23mm at the back. The sole is the usual Continental, the cushioning is entrusted to the new lightstrike.
As the brand presents it: “Take on the complex mud and rock terrains that don’t always come on maps with this lightweight adidas Terrex trail running shoe. The Continental rubber composite sole provides optimum adhesion on compromised surfaces. Its waterproof design prevents splashes from interfering with your performance.”
ADIDAS TERREX SPEED PRO: DATA SHEET.
- Price: 160€. Friendly price for an elite flyer, It’s 10€ more than your sister for firm terrain, that’s for sure.
- Weight: 225 grams. Low for a mud shoe, though not the lowest. The Salomon Slab Cross stays at just 230gr as a reference.
- Drop: 4mm. Not much or little, usual midpoint in the fliers. At the time pre-carbon plates was the classic biomechanical optimism. Now, with the plates forcing on asphalt drop of 10mm and more, it’s no longer so clear. To show, his own sister, the Adizero Adios Pro that you can see here.
- Height: 19mm front and 23mm at back. Something lower and glued to the ground than many Salomon on the forefoot, It will allow us to have a better touch of terrain in technical sections.
- Light Strike Damping: New Adidas, which we reviewed later.
- Classic upper and laying.
- Lugs 6mm. 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 heels about 6mm more related to the soft terrain of mud, grass and soft snow than to rocks, tracks and firm trails.
- Variety: Arrive in two colors, to choose from and sizes from 36 to 46.
ADIDAS TERREX SPEED PRO SG: FOUR DIFFERENTIAL POINTS.
Adidas Terrex Speed Pro debuts in a highly competitive market, such as racing for the elite. This 2021 brings few technical changes in itself, beyond the striking design, both in khaki and white.
According to the brand, we can point out four highlights in its development:
PRIMEGREEN:The brand highlights that this product has been manufactured with Primegreen, a combination of high performance recycled materials.
LIGHTNESS: with 225 grams it is a flying shoe for rather light mud, certainly. The Adidas Lightstrike midsole seeks to provide superlight cushioning that adds dynamism to the shoe, in the style of the classic superlight foams with Hoka could finally afford a lot of cushion without penalizing weight.
WEAR RESISTANCE: The German brand has included a number of specific reinforcements that offer greater wear resistance. Something to always be thankful for, given the very limited lifespan that most flying shoes tend to have for mountain racing. Something that, however, will be our turn to validate or deny, as they behave in our thorough tests.
CONTINENTAL SOLE: The Continental rubber composite sole offers reliable, non-bright adhesion on both dry and wet surfaces. It is a safe and proven value. now then… knowing that Adidas also owns the spectacular Stealth rubber, which it uses in some top-of-the-range products for mountaineering or canyoning, perhaps it would be good if in these top sneakers puts it above its continental partner.
A move that we have already seen in his rival Scarpa that in the top technical shoe of range Scarpa Ribelle has scarpa Presta rubber shoes, based on his experience with climbing, as a step superior to the Vibram Megagrip that he wears in the normal range. That’s what the sole looks like….
ADIDAS TERREX SPEED PRO SG: CONCLUSION.
The Adidas Terrex Speed Pro SG is an interesting trail running shoe, for running a lot on soft ground. Anyone looking to win races will be pleased to force agility and speed on the most technical terrains. Luis Hernando himself speaks delightedly of her. Logical, since it gathers elements tested and tested by the German brand.
There is no doubt that the joint work of Lightstrike and Continental Rubber are solid, but unfortunately we cannot confirm that they are today “the best” of the market. Neither the midsole is the one that provides the best weight/mattress ratio (Hoka still sends there, we think) Nor does continental rubber reach even rivals such as Sportiva, Inov 8 G-grip, Scarpa Presta or Salomon Contagrip. It would be, yes, in the fight for a worthy top5.
Complete the package with an open mesh cover that promises to be extremely breathable and drain well. The abrasion-resistant welds aim as reinforcement seek to add durability. Interesting work… that the Germans might still be able to fine-tune: Be it adding leggings like Salomon, and/or betting on a better sole like Scarpa. In any case, Adidas climbs one more rung this 2021 and proves that it continues to bet on mountain racing thoroughly.
ADIDAS TERREX SPEED PRO SG: THREE ALTERNATIVES.
Depending on your priorities in terms of type of use and objectives: The most obvious is her sister ADIDAS TERREX SPEED if you alternate more firmly than softly. It weighs 35g less and costs 10€ less, but it has a snevered tack in case you don’t eat a lot of mud on a regular basis.
As for rivals, because more radical shoes for deep mud like the SALOMON SLAB CROSS with a superlative fit and a high drop; FUJI TRABUCO SKY ASICS if you are looking for extreme versatility weighing just over 221 grams; o SPORTIVA CYKLON if you are looking to compete with a particularly firm grip and protection.
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