An outdoor-geared adidas sub-brand, adidas Terrex has brought several compelling hybrid hiking silhouettes to market this winter, the latest of which is a Kasina-crafted Free Hiker. Appearing in a crisp “White/Light Blue” colorway, the Korean shop’s take on the Free Hiker combines mountain-ready technology and construction with street-geared palettes.
Cut high and dressed in a stark white Primeknit material, the uppers are flexible and breathable — but still sturdy thanks to fused seams, a heel clip, rugged toe cap and a rubber midfoot roll bar. Much like a standard sneaker, the bungee-style flecked lacing system makes its way up the throat but then differentiates itself by creeping around the collar to the heel, where it’s secured with a toggle. Anchor points are provided by woven light blue eyelets, and a light blue “Kasina” graphic appears on the heel tab directly above an adidas Consortium logo.
Down below, things are all about business with a full-foot white BOOST midsole providing exemplary comfort. The outsole proffers a lugged traction pattern for grip, and is constructed of high-quality Continental rubber for maximum resilience.
Half hiker and half sneaker, the Kasina x adidas Terrex Free Hiker is priced at $220 USD and is available now at retailers like Sneaker Politics.
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