Summary

We spent 8.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Most customers were genuinely appreciative of the comfort the Adidas Jake Blauvelt Cleats provide. They called them real winter shoes that are warm and comfortable” while keeping the feet snug and dry.
  • Many reviewers found the sneakers to be of high quality and made of a soft and supple leather. They added that the shoes look to be very well-made.
  • The high-top shoes have clean lines and a timeless profile that several purchasers liked.
  • A good number of people were pleased with the classic color combinations of the footwear. They added that the red laces make the cleats stand out more.
  • Some individuals commented that the Adidas Jake Blauvelt Cleat felt so light on the feet that walking in the snow was a breeze.
  • A few testers noted how durable and practical the high-tops were. They stated how fully wearable the shoes were whether on the hills or the streets.
  • A handful of users reported that the Jake Blauvelt Cleat provides unbelievable value for the price. They said they would recommend the shoes to everyone.
  • A couple of buyers noted the great” ankle support the sneakers provide as well as the fantastic” grippy sole they have.

1 reasons not to buy

  • The Adidas Jake Blauvelt Cleat runs narrow according to many reviewers. They complained about the shoes being too tight across.

Bottom line

The Adidas Jake Blauvelt Cleat are functional shoes with a high degree of comfort. The high-tops keep the feet dry and cozy even under all kinds of foul weather. They are lightweight, durable, and come with grippy outsoles. Furthermore, the shoes have a classic profile and simple yet eye-catching color combinations. The only drawback that reviewers mentioned about the footwear is the narrow fit which can be helped by going up a half size bigger.

Facts

Top: High
Inspired from: Hiking
Collaboration: Jake Blauvelt
Collection: Adidas Originals
Price: $150
Colorways: Black
Size
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Rankings

A top rated sneaker
A top rated Adidas sneaker
A popular pick
It has never been more popular than this February

The Jake Blauvelt Cleat is intended for men. The sizes range from 6 to 14 with some half sizes in between. The shoes’ high lace-up closure gives a snug and supportive fit.

The Adidas Jake Blauvelt Cleat is ideal for winter use. For fashion use, pair the shoes with jeans and a warm jacket. If you intend to use the footwear for snowboarding, do remember to layer up and avoid cotton clothing. The first layer should be a fabric with wicking power to keep you dry. The second layer could be made of fleece and be either a sweatshirt, pullover, vest, or sweater. Your last layer of protection should be your pants and jacket.

The Adidas Jake Blauvelt Cleat sneakers are function-driven with a high level of comfort. The shoes are made to be sturdy and durable to take on rugged terrain. They are also fashionable enough to bring style to the city streets.

In 2011, Jake Blauvelt, a renowned backcountry snowboarder, and his agent were looking for a potential cleat sponsor. They emailed Adidas, a brand which has never before that moment produced snowboard cleats. By coincidence, Adidas was at that time also looking for a snowboarding athlete they could endorse. Nike’s success in the sport spurred Adidas to open their own snowboarding line.

The email led to a contract between Adidas and Blauvelt for a three-model signature cleat collection for their soon-to-launch snowboarding line. Along with Blauvelt, the brand also signed up Kazu Kokubo, Eric Jackson, and Forest Bailey.

A year after the contract, in October of 2012, Adidas released the first model in their Snowboarding line—the Jake Blauvelt Cleat. The Cleat blended modern materials with a classic hiking cleat style. It was specifically designed to provide the comfort of a sneaker while giving the protection of a cleat. It was also made to withstand any storm or trail. The gusseted tongue and the leather fabric used would keep the warmth in while keeping the snow out.

This release was followed by the Jake Blauvelt 2.0.

  • The Adidas Jake Blauvelt Cleat shoes feature black, blue, and brown-based colorways.
  • The Adidas high-tops feature sturdy and grippy lug outsoles, thickly padded collars, metallic D-ring eyelets, gusseted tongues that are weather-resistant, and heel pull tabs.
  • The shoes have full-grain leather uppers and comfy textile linings.

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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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