Adidas Terrex CMTK GTX
The majority of people who purchased the Adidas Terrex CMTK GTX liked the shoe. The capacity to function well outdoors is appreciated. The generally appealing looks, waterproof upper, and traction-ready outsole are the most notable features.
The choppy cushioning and easy to wear off outsole were features the consumers disliked. The trail running Adidas Terrex CMTK GTX is designed to provide neutral pronators a surface steadiness, especially for tackling tricky terrains.
The facade is reminiscent of the Terrex off-road footwear line but has a smooth look free of cumbersome layers. A full-length unit of ethylene vinyl acetate provides underfoot cushioning. A layer of Continental rubber protects the cushioning.
Standard measurements were used in the design of the Adidas Terrex CMTK GTX. Runners should order their usual sizing preference. The shoe is available in D-Medium widths for men and B-Medium for women. The semi-curved shape of the shoes mimics the natural curve of the human foot.
- Dry in-shoe experience
- Popular design and color scheme
- Protective upper
- Reliable traction
- A bit narrow
- Insufficient cushioning
- Outsole wears easily
The entire platform is covered with the material to shield it from wear and tear. Surface traction is also provided. The external pad is pockmarked with prominent gripping lugs. The multidirectional nodes heighten the surface grip. Continental Mountain King designed the outsole lug profile for a mountain bike tire. They ensure sound off-traversal and movement control.
Stabilizing the back of the feet is a thermoplastic polyurethane heel that keeps it secure. On uneven topography, the heel prevents positional deviation. Above the EVA foam is a molded insole. The add-on contours the foot-pad shape. It gives support to sections that typically receive no attention.
A fabric sleeve permits a smooth skin coverage feel on the interior. It prevents blisters and hot spots in the process. A lightly padded collar is supposed to hold the feet in place and keep them safe from shoes being accidentally removed. The trail companion is graced with a traditional lacing system. The laces are semi-flat. They snake through discrete eyelets. The laces are anchored on the tongue unit. All the upper elements help ensure security. On the back of the shoe, attached to the collar, is a pull tab. The fabric strip is an addition that helps assist in putting on and removing the shoes.
It is an assumption that lighter shoes are better. Lighter shoes make moving freely easier. They provide less resistance, and runners should enjoy a speed boost. Research shows that every 3.5 ounces of weight requires a one percent increase in energy expenditure. At some point, however, the shoes are too light and provide insufficient support. Keep those factors in mind when selecting running shoes.
In a worldwide survey, 40 percent of those surveyed felt running shoe breathability is very important. A group of testers said breathability is the first feature they consider. Breathability ensures feet stay dry and cool, prevents chafing from occurring and blisters from forming. It increases the level of comfort and makes running more enjoyable.
Fit and comfort are essential aspects of footwear purchase. Clinicians use comfort as part of the criteria used to rate appropriate orthotic intervention. Comfort is inherently subjective. It is a combination of the heel support and cushioning, and forefoot and arch cushioning that makes up 69 percent of overall comfort ratings for jogging shoes.
Compressed or worn midsoles and outsoles indicate a new pair of shoes are needed. Trail-running shoes are made for off-road routes that have obstacles such as roots, mud, and rocks. The aggressive tread like that found on the Adidas Terrex CMTK GTX is needed for fortification that offers underfoot protection, support, and stability; and reliable traction.
Cushioned shoes sometimes break down faster than those with less cushion. EVA cushioning like that used in this Adidas model is responsive and soft, resilient yet protection, and highly durable.
A TPU heel clip and toe cap provide stability and protection. TPU technology consists of thousands of small pellets made of foam. A German chemical corporation was the first to develop it. It led to a change in the manner running shoe companies conceptualized EVA foam capabilities. The GORE-TEX membrane provides waterproof protection from the outside elements. The mesh upper is abrasion resistant. The shoes prioritize protection against debris. It has a protective toe cap.
The foot-pad shape contours the foot and feels as though it is molded to the feet when in motion. Shoemakers say responsiveness is the shoe’s energy. A device is used to compress soles of shoes and measures the energy that is returned. A score of 100 perfect would mean all the energy returned. EVA foam tends to recover 50 to 60 percent of the energy.
Support also includes having adequate toe box room. The toe box is a weakness in the Adidas Terrex CMTK GTX. Multiple complaints about the shoes being narrow have been voiced, which can cause unnecessary blisters and foot pain. The shoes do have increased underfoot protection that adds support and makes the shoes versatile for a variety of terrains.
External and internal features shield the feet from root and rock impact. The durable uppers are abrasion resistant. Pronation is not a big concern because trails involve shorter more variable strides required to adjust to the land.
Specialists brands rate 2.8 percent better than broad sports brands. Adidas is among the three brands receiving the worst ratings for the price. The MSRP for the Adidas Terrex CMTK GTX is $100. At that price, testers rated the shoe as affordable. Perhaps, due to low expectations, runners are less satisfied with premium priced shoes than cheaper ones.
Continental rubber is grippy and resists slipping on wet wood or rock surfaces. Excellent traction limits falls and slips which inspires confidence over soft and slippery terrains. Durability and stickiness in various temperatures over a variety of terrains are taken into consideration by testers. The Adidas Terrex CMTK GTX has superior durability.
The stiffness helps with foot stabilization on slanted surfaces and protects against turned ankles. The Adidas Terrex CMTK GTX is waterproof. Waterproof uppers are a bit stiff, but dry feet make a difference between blister city and an enjoyable run. This shoe does have a bit of flexibility.
A stable fit is snug and secure. The contoured foot-pad of the Adidas Terrex CMTK GTX keeps the feet in place and does not allow lateral movement. Stability and flexibility are somewhat related. Flexible shoes work with the foot shape to reinforce natural running gait that helps in providing a stable platform for an experience that is slip-free and protects against rolled ankles.
The heel drop can confuse trail runners when running uphill. The EVA midsole provides long-term cushioning that runners used to conventional running shoes appreciate. A should feel like an extension of the foot. Comfort should guide the choice of shoes. Those who suffer from posterior tibial or Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis may find a 12mm heel drop comfortable.
* Continental rubber outsole
* Fabric lining
* GORE-TEX membrane
* Heel pull loop
* Molded insole
* Plush collar and tongue
* Protective toe cap
* TORSION arch support
* Weights approximately 13 ounces per shoe
There is a GORE-TEX membrane that runs throughout the shoe to provide waterproof protection. A gusseted tongue and tons of collar protection keep runners safe on the trail. The TORSION lightweight arch support allows the forefoot and rearfoot to move independently. Conquer hard trails with the Adidas Terrex CMTK GTX.