I feel like finding burley and durable women’s specific shoes that are up for the task at hand can be a challenge. The Terrex Scope GTX shoes by Adidas fit the bill and not only are they comfortable, they are guaranteed waterproof with a built-in Gore Tex membrane.
Where I find these really to excel is the Stealth rubber outsole. They are great approach shoes but even better for hiking/scrambling missions. If you’re into hiking in places that are extremely rocky (Colorado), the Stealth rubber outsole is going to help you maintain optimal traction on even the slickest of rocks.
The stiff build of the Scopes are going to help support an extra load if you happen to carry a heavy pack and the rubber rand on the toe box will help save your toes and add to the overall durability of the shoe.
The outer mesh of the shoe is extremely resilient and while it’s tough, it’s still very breathable. I wouldn’t say these are the coolest shoes I’ve ever worn but I’d rather have warm feet and stay protected, supported, and waterproof.
I felt like the sizing for these shoes was really off. I’ve never had to size down an entire size in shoes, but for these I did. I’m normally an 8/8.5 and I ordered the Scopes in a 7. They’re a fairly narrow shoe so if you have wide feet I would definitely recommend trying these on in a store or ordering them somewhere with free return shipping. I was overall really surprised that I had to go all the way down to a 7.
Living in Colorado, a waterproof hiking shoe is necessary in any season. Whether it’s the rainy season, summer, fall or spring, we are almost always encountering some sort of water/mud mess on the trails. These are definitely beneficial in that regard and the Gore-Tex is invaluable!
If you’re looking for a burley hiking/approach shoe with an amazingly grippy Stealth rubber outsole, look no further than the Terrex Scope by Adidas. Just be sure to size down and you’ll be ready for any wet or rocky adventure.
- Gore-Tex is guaranteed to keep you dry
- Waterproof yet still breathable
- Stealth rubber outsole
- Great stability, especially if you're carrying a heavy pack
- Sizing is a bit off, not a big deal unless you are paying shipping costs etc.
- Not an overly affordable approach shoe.
- Very stiff shoe if you are not used to this type of shoe