Adidas informed us that although they switched up some of the colorways available, everything else about this shoe remains the same. One of the new colors is displayed above.
This shoe fell short of our winners' circle, as the competition was stiff this year. The heavier Salomon X Ultra 2 GTX was our favorite for aggressive hiking, which is also nimble and speedy but gains better traction in varied terrain and has a higher flood height. If you want the best of athleticism and backpacking capability, The North Face Ultra 110 GTX is for you.
Terrex Swift R Mid GTX maintains the same construction and materials of the shoe model but with a taller ankle shaft. We haven't tested this hiking boot, but expect its performance to be similar to the shoe, with the addition of more ankle protection, a higher flood height, and a small weight increase. If you love the shoe but desire more ankle stability, try the boot alternative!