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.