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What You Want To Know

  • Weighs 11.3 oz. (320 g.) for a US M9 / US W10.5
  • The higher is on the up and up
  • Lightstrike nonetheless ain’t it
  • Three cheers for recycled supplies (and Abby Corridor)
  • Accessible now from Adidas for $140

MATT: There’s been a development of late, at the very least within the path working world, for manufacturers to formally accomplice with athletes and tailor sneakers and kit to satisfy their wants. We’ve already seen this strategy result in success for Hoka, Speedland, and Norda (to call a couple of). Adidas Terrex (their path division) isn’t any stranger to this and has partnered with Abby Corridor, probably the greatest extremely path runners within the sport, to create the Terrex Agravic Move 2. In doing so, their objective was to construct a shoe that would navigate mountain terrain with sufficient consolation and safety for lengthy days.

Be taught extra in regards to the course of: Our Interview with Abby Corridor

Earlier than we get to the great or the unhealthy, I wish to begin with the good — Adidas retains discovering new methods to recycle. The Terrex Agravic Move 2 incorporates Parley Ocean Plastics and recycled polyester straight into the yarn used for the higher. It’s nice to see manufacturers emphasize the surroundings and double down on a greener strategy.

And lastly, a brief historical past of my time reviewing Adidas path: I’ve examined many of the Terrex line over the previous couple of years, nevertheless it hasn’t all the time been easy. Adidas hit a house run with the Terrex Velocity Extremely, however I’ve typically been upset within the development since then. The Agravic Extremely was a large tank and the Agravic Professional was… a mountaineering boot greater than a working shoe. I imply, who’s shopping for the overbuilt fashions within the Agravic line? That stated, I got here into the Adidas Terrex Agravic Move 2 evaluate hoping for a return to the correct (single) observe.

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The Good

MATT: The Terrex Agravic Move 2 is available in 4 colorways, and for my part, I acquired the perfect one. Adidas calls it Pulse Lime/Turbo/Cloud White, and it offers off heavy 90s Nerf gun vibes combined with a splash of Hello-C Ecto Cooler. It’s loud however oh so fairly.

The recycled higher supplies a pleasant match. It appears to have a sweet-spot form via the mid-foot and toe field. I’ve narrower toes, and the match for me was nice, even when it was slightly lengthy. Nonetheless, it wasn’t lengthy sufficient that I’d fear about sizing down. The recycled knit materials additionally was breathable, a pleasant contact for the Mid-Atlantic summertime. I had no issues reaching a pleasant lock-down with the lacing system, and I didn’t want to make use of the highest eyelets. A skinny, perforated higher is the icing on prime and seals the deal as a a lot better higher than I skilled with the Terrex Agravic Extremely.

One thing constant throughout the current Terrex launches — aside from my basic dislike — has been stability and safety. You possibly can add the Terrex Agravic Move 2 to the record of tanks within the Adidas military. It options Professional-Moderator help inserts within the inside midsole, which add an additional dose of stability throughout technical terrain and massive descents. I additionally felt like there was simply sufficient materials within the toebox to dam roots and rocks.

After all, what would an Adidas working shoe be with out a Continental outsole? In my expertise, the sticky rubber blends seamlessly with a blanket of average 4mm lugs for dependable traction throughout most varieties of terrain. I feel Adidas discovered a greater lug form and sample with the Terrex Agravic Move 2, particularly in comparison with the Agravic Extremely and Professional. It packs extra lugs, however they’re about half the scale of the lugs on different fashions. Total, it provides some versatility if you come to combined terrain.

Lastly, the stack of the Terrex Agravic Move 2 felt nearer to that of the Velocity Extremely. The bottom really feel was a lot better at 28mm within the heel and 20mm within the forefoot than what the Agravic Extremely (34mm heel, 26mm forefoot) supplied. I really feel just like the closer-to-the-ground design gave a way more nimble journey.

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The Dangerous

MATT: As marked on the higher, the Adidas Terrex Agravic Move 2 falls into the model’s 320G group. That is the heftier finish of its weight tiers, with my US M10 coming in only a hair below 12 oz. It gained weight from the earlier model — about 10 grams — which is the alternative of what you’d count on. The truth that it’s about the identical weight because the BOA-equipped Agravic Professional and heavier than the tank-like Agravic Extremely gave me some actual issues about lacing up for an extremely distance.

Nonetheless, I’ll say that the Terrex Agravic Move 2 feels lighter on foot than the fashions talked about above, even when it’s nonetheless not a feather.

To date, I’ve known as out some optimistic tendencies for the Terrex line, nevertheless it’s not all excellent news.

I can’t put my finger on precisely what Adidas goes for with the current Terrex heel collars, nevertheless it ain’t working. The Agravic Extremely and now the Agravic Move 2 have had the toughest, most inflexible construction I feel I’ve ever seen. They’re so stiff that I have to put on a higher-cut sock to guard my ankle bone from my shoe.

Taking rigidity a step additional, Lightstrike simply isn’t it, man. It doesn’t work of their highway sneakers and it’s a stable 0-for-3 on current Terrex fashions. It would as effectively be batting within the 9 gap for the Baltimore Orioles. Possibly it’s simply how the froth interacts with trail-style outsoles, nevertheless it must cease. Adidas, please give Lightstrike Professional an opportunity, or at the very least return to a mix of Lightstrike and Enhance. It labored for the Terrex Velocity Extremely, and it might probably work once more.

I’ll admit that I lean in direction of a softer durometer with foams, however I’ve run in loads of agency sneakers and have appreciated and loved all of them the identical. This journey is simply method too harsh and lacks any vitality return or responsiveness.

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Adidas Terrex Agravic Move 2 Conclusion

MATT: Adidas took a number of steps again in the correct course with the Agravic Move 2 — particularly, the improved higher and higher floor really feel. Nonetheless, I’m nonetheless struggling to seek out pleasure within the Terrex lineup till it addresses the elephant within the room. That stiff Lightstrike midsole has acquired to go, particularly with so many different choices on the market that stay tremendous comfy even whereas sustaining an aggressive edge (e.g. Hoka Speedgoat, Brooks Caldera 6).

I feel the Agravic Move 2 is the winner of the current Adidas choices, and perhaps the Agravic Move 3 can hold righting some wrongs. However with Brooks and Hoka each shifting into supercritical midsoles for path and Nike laying down some ZoomX for the upcoming Zegama, Adidas wants to maneuver ahead sooner. Or on the very least, let Lightstrike die a fast demise.

You possibly can decide up the Adidas Terrex Agravic Move 2 for $140 through the use of the store hyperlink beneath.

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