My Go-To Hiking and Training Shoe
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Bama Hiker from Shiregrass of Alabama on Wednesday, August 10, 2016
This is my 5th purchase of the Adidas GTX trail hiking shoe. My first two pairs were in 2012 when I was preparing and training to walk the 500 mile long Camino de Santiago (Camino Frances) later in Spain in 2013. After about 50 miles in the first pair that I was using for training hikes and being impressed with quality and comfort, I bought the second pair on sale to keep and use later on the Camino. I put just over 600 miles on the first pair, so I knew they would last the 500 miles in Spain. By training in the first pair -- my feet were already accustomed to the shoe and I didn't have a single blister or problem when I hiked the Camino. With some occasional shoe glue I used my first pair as trainers for about 1000 miles before retiring them to lawn mowing duty. The second pair after the Camino were used for more hiking trips and then training, retiring them with about 1100 miles on them. What I love about them are their thick soles for extra comfort, great arch supports, and gapped heels for gaiter straps. I train in what I also wear out on the trail. Quality materials and construction.