Adidas Outdoor Terrex Solo Approach Shoe - Men's
Adidas OutdoorTerrex Solo Approach Shoe - Men's

Go quickly. Go safely.

Alexander and Thomas Huber climbed the nose of El Capitan in two hours and 45 minutes—these guys are all about speed. Adidas teamed up with these climbing legends and designed the Terrex Solo Approach Shoes to get you from the trailhead to the rock quickly and safely.

  • Push-through protection plates protect your feet from rocks, roots, and other obstacles
  • adiPrene pads under the heels provide extra cushioning to absorb shock
  • Stealth rubber soles throw out hardcore grip
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

yes and no, but mostly yes.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large

overall i like these shoes. my first hike was a 10 miles, about 2 miles in i started getting a hot spot high up on my achilles, after mile 10 it hadnt formulated into a blister. so i think that will take a little breaking in. I normally wear a size 12, but these are a tiny bit long. i also have a slight issues with the way it fits my feet, right at the top of the laces, its like its made for a flat foot, and the tongue isnt wide enough on the sides (i dont think i have an abnormally tall foot) but it could use some improvement there. other than these this i love these. im very well pleased with the rubber and grip! this sounds like a lot of negatives but i really do like this shoe!

Use as a casual shoe, maybe...

  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: 9.5

These shoes offer zero athletic support, are very cheap, and the rubber toe started coming off mine quickly right where it folds when stepping.... and I've had done nothing outside of normal every day walking in them at that point. I did a few 'approach' hikes in them and are convinced they were the worst shoe for that use I have ever worn, I then put fifty dollar foot beds in them so my feet wouldn't hurt anymore and now use them for every day life and as gym shoes. Also, runs a bit a but large.
Don't buy for advertised use.

Good shoe with Fixable issues

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've had this shoe since last winter, so it's time for a review. I haven't done anything really technical with this shoe other than normal hiking and city walking, so keep that in mind. The big issues I have had are: 1) poor fit with laces provided (and constant untying of laces). 2) Tongue won't stay in place, ever. 3) high achilles rubs the back of my foot.

These took a long time to break in and issue 3) after several months has diminished mostly. Issues one and two have finally been fixed by trading the original laces out for elastic ones with toggles (also you can slip the next to the last lace crossing under the label on the tongue to stop slipping). Now this is a comfortable shoe.

Super comfortable

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Form fitting, true to size and very comfortable. Out of the box they felt broken in and maneuverable. I would recommend these to anyone.

just okay.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large

These are okay. Really not that impressed. I generally wear a 9.5 to 10 in all of my shoes. Got the 9.5 in these and they where way to long. I've gone though quite a few approach shoes and just wasn't that impressed.

On a positive side i did like the rubber on the bottom it was super sticky. also the way the loops are on the back make it really nice for clipping on your harness.

Not enough support, not durable

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Lasted 2 days of Ticaboo canyons which are admittedly tough on all gear. I've got holes in the sides, the thin laces both wore through and broke mid canyon, and generally these things broke in really fast and are not stiff enough in the sole in my opinion. not suitable for canyoneering or light climbing / descending where you need a stiff shoe, but they are really comfortable and may work in other situations

Grand Teton Certified

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: 9.5

After seeing how stoked Expert Brennan K. was on these shoes, and climbing with him i decided i needed to give them a try. I just want to say these went above and beyond my expectation for Adidas approach shoes. The toe box is nice and defined. It also features the sticky stealth rubber which makes you keep you climbing shoes in the bag. At the same time they walk around like a sneaker and for sure pass the bar test. This is my favorite approach shoe on the market. I usually am a size 10 casual shoe size, got the 9.5's which are a bit large. I would size down a full size with these.

Grand Teton Certified

Still going strong

Still going strong

Great shoes for many uses

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 9

I got these after a recommendation from a friend that is an Adidas Outdoors Ambassador. I was looking for a light shoe that would excel on the rocky approaches, on the trails to the crags, and day to day use. Yeah I just got them, but have already put them to a decent test. They are extremely comfortable around town and lounging in from the last several days that I have been wearing them. They are light and extremely breathable which is what I was looking for and they have an insane amount of grip from the stealth rubber. From the outdoor aspect, I have some longer trips planned where I wanted to have a lighter yet breathable shoe and these should do the trick. I wore them up the first part of Mt Whitney to the snow line and they did great on the trail, on the rocks, and over the stream crossings. They appear to be constructed very well and I am excited to see how they hold up in the long term. As far as wetness, they did get damp from the snow and water, but they dried out quickly and didn't leave my feet feeling swampy.

Great shoes for many uses

Solid Shoe

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I bought these after reading several reviews. Wasnt sure about Adidas in the approach game, but they are super good. I wear them working everyday, and need them to grip and not get torn up. They look great after a year. I would definitely get another pair. Only complaint is the stick seems to have gone away slightly as of late, but still a great shoe.

Comfortable and stylish

    I love the design on these shoes, its perfect to wear with pants or shorts. I haven't hiked in them yet but I wore it to work several times and it is comfortable.

    From user experience, is this a shoe that could be worn comfortably off trail and indoors? I'd definitely use them for rocky walks to good hammock spots and short hikes, but these would be my daily shoe to the office as well.

    Hey Peyton,

    This is a great around town and short hike approach shoe. Crazy breathable shoe that is very much on the lightweight side. That being said it is not the most supportive shoe but the solid footbed will give your feet the protection that it needs.

    Good all around shoe

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    I am giving this shoe a "C" grade because I had an initial issue with the sole de-laminating. Adidas was great with getting a replacement pair out and so far no issues! I will report if something comes up.

    Do you ever get these in a size 6 mens? Or is the smallest an 8?

    The smallest we usually carry this model in is an 8

    Go to Shoe for adventure

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 11

    The tread is great, and the stealth rubber sole are super sticky. Once you dial in the laces you can hike in them all day and are great for more technical sections of trail or scrambles on approach. Also these are great for slacklining with a flat and sticky bottom.

    Are these shoes able to be re-soled? Climbing grand teton this summer and the mountain guide co is very picky about what shoes they allow and suggest getting them resoled to their standards ahead of time. Thanks

    I wouldn't be too concerned. Generally they are going to be recommending a vibram sole. However these feature the stealth sole featured on many great climbing shoes, it is a great sticky sole and perfect for either the OS or Upper Exum route they will be taking you on. If you have any other questions on approach shoes or getting your gear list together, please let me know. The Tetons's are my favorite range in the world and I would be happy to help you get ready for a successful trip.



    thanks!



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    Great Shoe

      Ordered these before a trip to Vancouver Island. Love the stealth rubber at the bottom. Definitely a plus when scrambling up slick rocks at places like Myra Falls. Did some mountain biking, definitely not a shoe to just throw on for that (I've got the scar to prove it), but it's a great other than that. Super comfy and light.

      Great alternative to Guide Tennies

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size

      Comes with the trusty Stealth rubber. The sole is not too stiff, very similar to the old classic greenish grey Guide Tennie.

      Very stable, tested it when hiking to routes in Zion and IC. Felt as comfortable as trainers when walking on the road for miles after missing the shuttle.

      Fairly low profile toe box, sized it up a bit to compensate. (I prefer a looser fit especially after having climbing shoes on all day and don't like to size approach shoes for climbing. If it's hard I'll be wearing climbing shoes anyway).