Summary

We spent 10 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • Nearly all are impressed with how comfortable this shoe has felt underfoot. 
  • Its design, although unusual, is often perceived as stylish, modern and futuristic.
  • A significant number of wearers have confirmed that this model did an excellent job of keeping the feet warm in cold weather.
  • A few have worn this in the rain and are pleased that it is able to keep the feet dry.
  • The H.F/1.3 Primeknit Cleat has looked better in person than advertised, some have observed.
  • The reflective laces and webbed midsole are liked by less than a handful.
  • Others have informed that this model of Adidas sneakers could be worn with various outfits. 
  • Several are satisfied with the quality of the kicks’ materials.
  • It is lightweight, based on a couple of reviews. 

4 reasons not to buy

  • It is hard to put on and take off, according to more than a handful of users. 
  • A few have wished that this model came in other hues. 
  • A good number have said that the shoe is expensive. 
  • One hopes that a Gore-Tex version is available for this model.

Bottom line

The Adidas H.F/1.3 Primeknit Cleat, AKA AF 1.3 PK, stands out with its high-top construction. Specifically built to withstand outdoor’s harsh elements, it is perceived by many as an excellent winter cleat alternative.

However, it has an exorbitant price tag. Issues about a few of its parts are also raised. Adidas indeed can do a lot more to improve its current silhouette. Still, it is undeniable that the shoe is already a stunner with its good looks, step-in comfort and quality, and lightweight build.

Facts

Top: High
Inspired from: Other
Collection: Adidas Originals
Price: $200
Colorways: Black, Red, White
Size
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A top rated sneaker
A top rated Adidas sneaker

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Adidas Primeknit tech has been known for its lightweight, supportive, sock-like fit. The AF 1.3 Primeknit Cleat with its one-piece woven material has coated with transparent and waterproof TPU overlay and lined with weatherproof membrane continues to be comfortable and supportive while offering a warm and snug fit. It is available in men’s sizing.

Brave through winter cold, snow and slush in style with the high-top Adidas H.F/1.3 Primeknit Cleat.

Its silhouette constructed with an all-Primeknit upper and EVA midsole with an exaggerated Dellinger webbing is unlike any other sneaker cleat in the market. Its odd appearance, however, sets this shoe apart from its leather-clad equivalent. The shoe also performs like any other traditional cleat minus the extra weight. Often dressed in neutral shades, expect to match these kicks with your favorite winter clothes with ease.

Already visually-appealing with its PK upper, the H.F/1.3 Primeknit Cleat becomes, even more, striking with its Dellinger webbed EVA midsole. Commonly seen on Originals ZX models, the Dellinger web is known to supply enhanced support and durability. The shoe also looks rugged with the addition of the deeply grooved rubber outsole which offers improved traction and grip.

In the past, sneaker fanatics dreaded the coming of the colder months. These days, though, there’s so much to look forward to. Thanks to the sneaker brands’ unwavering drive for customer satisfaction and their designers’ boundless creativity plus present-day’s tech, hybrid sneaker cleats were born.

This type of footwear has been known to perfectly fuse style, comfort, and the cleat’s weather-resistant construction. Year after year, brands come up with more variations, Adidas included. To welcome 2017’s chilly and windy months, the German sneaker brand decided to surprise their fans with an Adidas Originals cleat dubbed as the H.F/1.3 Primeknit Cleat.

Making a debut in October 2017 in two colorways, this lifestyle sneaker supposedly borrowed some of its design elements from vintage runners as well as cleats worn by Germany’s elite Police Tactical Unit known as Grenzschutzgruppe 9 or GSG 9. The brand, though, disclosed that these kicks design was inspired by photographers with its heel pull feature looking like a camera strap.

The H.F/1.3 Primeknit Cleat, which is frequently referred to as the Adventure A.F., looks modern with its re-engineered Primeknit upper. Initially launched in black as well as white, the shoe ran out of sizes a few weeks after its release. Its popularity only increased with the introduction of other colorways.

  • Support is enhanced with the aid of the leather heel overlays. Other colorways utilize suede for its heel cap.
  • The full-length lacing system can be adjusted for a customized fit. The lace-up closure includes reflective laces with PU-dipped tips.
  • Heel pull tab with the “Hiamovi” logo makes the slip-on/off a tad bit easier. The “Sesame” colorway released on January 2018, though, features an “Atric” insignia instead of the "Hiamovi" logo on the strap.
  • Kicks marked with an "Atric" symbol apparently features premium materials. Therefore, this new Adidas construction is sold with a higher price tag. The “Sesame” hue, in particular, retails for $243.
  • Visibility of the shoe at night is enhanced with the addition of the reflective webbing detailing on the midsole.
  • The Ortholite sockliner keeps feet insulated while providing lasting comfort underfoot.
  • Welded “Three-stripes” complete the shoe’s overall look.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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