11 Jun 2015

Adidas Performance Women's Thrasher 1.1 W Trail Running Shoe Review

Submitted by Karen

For anyone looking for a solid street walking or running shoe, the Adidas Performance Women's Thrasher 1.1 W Trail Running Shoe is a raw deal. It's been voted as one of the best 10 athletic shoes for women by Heavy.com. This shoe is synthetic, has an air mesh upper for ventilation, an aggressive lug pattern grip outsole and an Adiwear outsole for increased stability.

This is an extremely comfortable shoe that provides maximum comfortability and stability giving you a grip you will need while hitting the trails. It has been designed with a durable Adiwear outsole that provides high stability and grip in high-wear areas and consists of air mesh for maximum ventilation.

Benefits of the Shoe

  • It is made up of breathable mesh and durable synthetic upper materials.
  • The plush tongue and collar hold the foot comfortably
  • Has a breathable fabric lining providing next to foot comfort
  • Has a molded foam insole that supplies the comfort for the underfoot
  • The AdiWare outsole gives the shoe a lasting durability

What makes the shoe stand out?

The breathable mesh upper that has synthetic overlays for provision of structured support

A lace-up closure

  • It has a reflective Adidas side logo
  • It has a heel pull tab facilitating an easy ON and OFF
  • It has a cushioned footbed
  • It has an injected EVA foam midsole that facilitates a lightweight and durable cushioning.

Reviewer's Experience

The experience with this shoe has been good. This shoe has been a fit in the category of shoes that are exceedingly strong as well as comfortable.The Thrasher has everything that a powerful shoe should have. The shoe makes one feel taller and lighter when they run.The heel feels high in comparison to the toe thus hiking the foot up a bit in the wear facilitating a natural running position.

Where to Buy from

Shoebuy - $64.95 (use a promo code from this site)

Zappos - $65.00

Quality and Durability

This shoe is extremely durable and solid build. This durability is enhanced by the Adiwear outsole. The soles aid in providing a great quality grip with a gummy feel. The EVA permitting aids the shoe retain its composite structure, improving performance and providing durability


In terms of traction, the shoe becomes an excellent trail running partner. It has an excellent traction with unique tread on turf and dirt, making it fine for rugged terrain. The outsoles are quite sticky making it a good buy for rainy off road runs.


The new mesh upper is for optimal breathability making the feet cool when temperatures rise from running. This avoids the bad smell as you do not need to worry about your feet during the exercising period.


  • Has a great comfort
  • High stability
  • Good quality and Durability
  • Believable breathability
  • Good looking


The only negative feedback on the shoe is that it has an almost aggressive cushioning at the back of the ankle causing a weird pressure point, but this is not a deal breaker.


This shoe goes for a little more than what is offered by the competitors, but it is worth the $140 price tag.

Final thought on the shoe

From reviews from various sources, the Adidas Performance Women's Thrasher 1.1 W Trail Running Shoe is a great fit especially to those with narrow feet. It has an excellent arch support making it super comfortable. The sole has an excellent grip making running enjoyable. I highly recommend this shoe.