Adidas Terrex Agravic Trail Running Shoe Review

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    This is my first shoe review and it was harder than I expected. It was difficult to organize my thoughts clearly enough to make sense of what I thought of this shoe.

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    1. Great review. I use Altra Superior 3.0 now and wanted to run a Mountain trail in it this summer, but the wear on the altra's so far is forcing me to buy another pair for the race. How does the toe box on this one compare to the altra's? I will be on the mountains for at least 8 hours and need to make sure these shoes stay comfortable for that long time…

    2. So it's been a while since you posted this, have your thoughts on the shoe changed in any way? Do you still feel that rub from the laces when walking? Also, I'm considering to buy this one because it's the cheaper version of the terrex boost, however, the skychasers kind of look more durable, at least from a distance. Did you manage to get your hands on a pair of those?

    3. I recently bought the shoes. Off the bat I'd call this shoe a direct competitor to the Salomon Speedcross 3. I'd call the grip on these better, especially on harder, and slippery surfaces where (in my experience) the Speedcross 3 struggles to maintain grip. The grip on the Adidas Terrex is just phenomenal and without a doubt the best feature on this shoe. The shoe stays on the foot really well. I've used them in a drenched forest through ankle deep mud and puddles and felt I had grip all the time. My feet were kept remarkable dry while running through puddles and the water that did come in seemed to drain really well.

      I also agree of the comments on the fit and laces. I have relatively narrow fit but I like my shoes nice and snug. I have a really hard time finding shoes that really fit my feet well. These work really well for me, but will probably not work too well for people with wide feet or who want lots of room over there toes. I don't consider that a negative as fit and feel is very personal. It's a fairly narrow, snug shoe. If that works for you the shoe is great.

      The laces are… kinda weird. You really need to find the right tightness with them. I thought I was going to have issues with the low positioning of the most forward end of the laces but it's surprisingly fine. It feels weird when standing still but on the move I haven't noticed them yet. I haven't noticed any need to retie my shoes during runs either, although my longest run has been a 20.5km/12.5mi run.

      In conclusion: As I started out with, I bought these shoe to replace my Salomon Speedcross 3's. These weight the same, feel ever slightly more cushioned and in my opinion the Adidas Terrex Agravic beats the Speecross 3 on grip handsdown. The fit is pretty specific and will not work for everyone. I'm happy to call this shoe an improvement (for me) on the Speedcross 3, although Adidas might want to do some work on the laces.

      Thanks for the video, I think you captured the features of this shoe well.