Aspen Times Weekly: ‘Mountain Bike Tire’ Running Shoes |

Aspen Times Weekly: ‘Mountain Bike Tire’ Running Shoes

Adidas Outdoor touts its new shoe sole is “constructed like a mountain bike tire.” This includes big, ground-gripping lugs made of a rubber from tire brand Continental, some nearly a half-inch long.

Fused atop the toothy sole is a mesh upper with a no-tie cinch lace system and a beefy removable midsole to cushion strides. It comes to market as something new in its category of running shoes made for rough ground and mountain trails.

Called the Terrex X-KING, the shoe will cost $165 when it goes on sale this spring. I got an early test model to review, and over the past month I put the shoe to task on dirt paths, in mud, on rocks, as well as in ice and snow.

Adidas is a stalwart athletics brand. Its newer outdoor division has gained my respect in recent years with innovative design and a different take from many mainstream outdoor-industry players.

For more on this product, visit Stephen Regenold is the founder and writes about outdoors gear for Gear Junkie.

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