Adidas' New Trail Running Shoe Features Mountain Bike Tire Lugs

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Apr 9, 2016
References: adidasoutdoor & gizmag
The Adidas Terrex X-King is an exceptionally innovative and highly rugged trail running shoe, developed by the German sports shoe and apparel giant in collaboration with Continental, that is fitted with mountain bike tire lugs for an improved and boosted grip.

This shoe makes use of the kind of tread patterns and rubber materials commonly found in Continental's X-King line of tires, which are designed to both boost traction and durability whilst also keeping rolling resistance to a minimum.

Ultimately, this trail running shoe is proof of how great shoe design can be informed by designs and materials drawn from various outdoor products, since there is a lot of unexpected but completely useful crossover happening between the shoe industry and outdoor sports.