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Review: Adidas didas Terrex Agravic Flow 2

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Jon Ober

Serial Marathoner and Stability Running Shoe Expert

This expert review is written by

Jon Ober

Serial Marathoner and Stability Running Shoe Expert
Jon Ober lives and runs in Baltimore, MD. When training for his first marathon, he lost over 100 pounds and has not stopped since. He now has multiple marathons and thousands of miles under his belt and on his feet.

Weight

We usually consider 10 ounces a "medium" weight for a running shoe: less than 10 and we are entering the lightweight category and above 10 the shoes start to be heavy.

Heel-to-toe drop

Heel drop is the measurement in mm of the difference between the height of the heel and the toe of the sole.

A lower drop (0mm - 5mm) promotes running on mid-foot and fore-foot, while higher drops (8mm - 12mm) are more traditional and meant to support a heel-striking gait.
Expert score
8/10

Expert Review: Adidas didas Terrex Agravic Flow 2

Quick overview

Best for
Regular training, long, slow training runs, marathon and 50k trail races, ultra distances, 50 miles and greater
Terrain
Best for technical trails, rocky areas, muddy areas, through creeks and streams, through snowy or icy sections
Grip
The didas Terrex Agravic Flow 2 provides excellent grip and traction on all kind of terrains and surfaces
Lack Traction
Average Traction
Provide Traction
Cushioning
The didas Terrex Agravic Flow 2 offers just the right amount of cushioning
Little cushioning
Medium cushioning
Highly cushioned
Weight

11

 oz
312 g
Heel to toe drop
Drop

8

 mm

Pros and cons according to our running expert

Pros and cons according to our running expert

  • FIrm and responsive ride on a variety of terrain. Works as good on technical rocky trails as crushed gravel and roads.
  • Great traction. Zero issues in wet conditions.
  • Durable construction.
  • Durable construction.
  • Heel too stiff. Can cause rubbing and blistering.

Our verdict

The Adidas Terrex Agravic Flow 2 is a firm workhorse with ample traction. It excels on pretty much any terrain you step foot on. Besides some issues with the lacing unit, this is a great offering from Adidas' trail department.

Introduction Adidas didas Terrex Agravic Flow 2

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picture of adidas Terrex Agravic Flow 2

Adidas returns with a second iteration of the Agravic Flow line with a redone upper and the firmer than most Lightstrike midsole foam. It is the middle of the road shoe from the Agravic line, with the Agravic Pro being the max cushion/protection shoe, and Agravic Ultra being the speedier one.

This is a road to trail shoe with an aggressive traction profile and rock plate. Some competition includes Saucony’s Peregrine, or the Hoka Torrent.

Cushioning Type
The didas Terrex Agravic Flow 2 is extremely... Read more responsive: provides energy return and speed
Responsive
Plush
Cushioning Amount
The didas Terrex Agravic Flow 2 offers just... Read more the right amount of cushioning
Little cushioning
Highly cushioned
Flexibility
The didas Terrex Agravic Flow 2 is quite... Read more rigid and does not flex easily
Rigid
Flexible
Stability
The didas Terrex Agravic Flow 2 has some... Read more inherent stability and support
Not particularly stable
Very stable

Impressions Adidas didas Terrex Agravic Flow 2

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picture of adidas Terrex Agravic Flow 2

This shoe really stood out immediately to me thanks to it’s bright color profile. Very bright and good looking. Even after it got dirty, it still popped out. Adidas nails it in the style department on this one.

I really felt like I could take this shoe anywhere. Roads didn’t feel awkward like some trails shoe do. I could push off the ground great in crushed gravel, mud and other soft surfaces. It really excelled on trails that were on the rootier and rockier side. The rock plate really saved the bottom of my feet on multiple occasions.

The fit was comfortable and gave me lots of protection from the elements. Sadly, the lacing was really disappointing and caused lots of issues for me.

The shoe did best on my longer jaunts. I didn’t really feel like I could go incredibly fast in them, but they did great when I was going to be out there for a while. The firmness of Lightstrike and the rock plate were to thank.

Protection Adidas didas Terrex Agravic Flow 2

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picture of adidas Terrex Agravic Flow 2

The sole has some of the best traction I’ve used on a trail shoe. The Continental rubber and lug pattern allowed me to stay in complete control at all times. The plate made going on the rockier and rooty sections of my home trail pleasant.

The upper has reinforced rubber at the front of the toe box and this saved me more than once. On one of my last runs in these I stubbed my toe on an exposed root. I barely noticed it thanks to the added protection.

Rockplate
The rock plate in the didas Terrex Agravic... Read more Flow 2 provides great protection from sharp
Not present
Solid protection
Lugs
The didas Terrex Agravic Flow 2 provides... Read more excellent grip and traction on all kind of
Lack Traction
Provide Traction
Water resistance
The didas Terrex Agravic Flow 2 offers great... Read more water protection. Not completely waterproof
Poor
Water Resistant

Durability Adidas didas Terrex Agravic Flow 2

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picture of adidas Terrex Agravic Flow 2

The sole is very durable thanks to the Continental rubber. At the end of testing, there was not much wear and I can easily see myself putting a lot of miles on these.

The lacing unit gave me issues from the start and never improved. The laces constantly were coming loose and the tongue was riding downward and inward. I had to pay extra attention to this and was having to retie my shoe mid run several times making sure to pull the tongue all the way up.

The other parts of the upper felt resilient. No tears in the fabric and it did not feel stretched out.

Responsiveness & Speed Adidas didas Terrex Agravic Flow 2

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picture of adidas Terrex Agravic Flow 2

When I would open up the pace, it adapted decently at shifting gears. The Lightstrike midsole is quite firm and helps offset the shoe’s heavier profile. The outsole traction allowed me to get a good grip on the soft ground and lift up rather quick.

That said, it is still a little rigid so I couldn’t get to top speeds as quick as I liked. I found myself landing and lifting off on my midfoot. Not a clunky shoe, but not something that is going to push you forward and bomb downhills.

Comfort and Fit Adidas didas Terrex Agravic Flow 2

picture of adidas Terrex Agravic Flow 2 - copyright Running Shoes Guru

picture of adidas Terrex Agravic Flow 2

Overall, it was a comfortable fit. It didn’t feel too tight, and I saw need having to size up or out. The upper material breathed great and was very quick to dry. This is huge as a person who just runs through mud and water.

that said, I had to really pay attention on how I tied the shoe. The tongue was constantly slipping down exposing my socks. The laces were durable and long (even when using a heel lock) but not matter what I did, they seemed to come loose.

The heel was very stiff too. I had to stop using heel lock lacing midway through testing because this would make the unit grip me too tight and would cause blistering. Thankfully it wasn’t as much of an issue once I went back to a standard lacing pattern.

Sizing
The didas Terrex Agravic Flow 2 has average... Read more sizing: buy the usual size
Buy size smaller
Buy size bigger

Conclusion Adidas didas Terrex Agravic Flow 2

picture of adidas Terrex Agravic Flow 2 - copyright Running Shoes Guru

picture of adidas Terrex Agravic Flow 2

My first time running in something from Adidas’ Terrex line was pleasant. It’s a versatile shoe that can be used in a number of scenarios. It really shined on days where I was striving for a long, steady pace. Is it the fastest shoe? No, but it is a workhorse that can put down a lot of miles.

The upper frustrated me though with the amount of attention I had to pay to it making sure the tongue was placed correctly and the laces weren’t going to come undone. Having to retie your shoes mid run was frustrating to say the least. Thankfully these were tested in the middle of the summer so it was a welcome break.

Overall, I would recommend this shoe if you are looking for something to get lost in the woods for a few hours with.

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