Summary

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7 reasons to buy

  • The Adidas Lucas Premiere Primeknit has a reasonable price range.
  • A large percentage of the reviewers highly recommended this model to their friends.
  • Many users liked the stylish look of this sneaker. Few of them shared that this model is casual enough for the weekend and smart enough for the office attire.
  • Some buyers cited that they love the easy to slide on and off sock-like entry of the Adidas Lucas Premiere PK.
  • One respondent mentioned that he liked the chunky, durable rubber sole.
  • The lightness of this model is commendable for several respondents.
  • This model has superb breathability, said many wearers.

4 reasons not to buy

  • A number of reviewers complained that the Adidas Lucas Premiere Primeknit is a bit uncomfortable.
  • Few critics found this sneaker a tad big.
  • One did not like that the laces cannot be tucked in and according to him “it looks silly."
  • Few Thrashers did not recommend using this for skateboarding.

Bottom line

While it was molded from a hard-wearing Adidas skateboarding shoe, the Adidas Lucas Premiere Primeknit is better when used away from the skateboard. It boasts its modernized look with lightweight and breathable material suited for the city street fashion. Many also mentioned that they highly recommended this kick for its fashionable look with a reasonable price point. However, when it comes to the comfort level, this iteration needs more improvement as many claimed they experienced a bit of discomfort while wearing it.

Facts

Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collaboration: Lucas Puig
Collection: Adidas Skateboarding
Price: $130
Colorways: Black, Blue, Brown, Grey, White
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 April

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Adidas offers the Lucas Premiere Primeknit in men's sizing from 6.5 to 13 US in medium width. The sock-like construction has an elastic collar for easy on and off aided with the color-contrasted heel pull tab. Meanwhile, the lace-up closure is anchored on the leather eyestay for enhanced reinforcement while providing a snug fit. The Primeknit upper hugs the foot comfortably while delivering lightweight comfort.

The low-top Adidas Lucas Premiere Primeknit displays modernized skateboarding kick to suit the contemporary sneakers market. Its Primeknit upper hugs the foot comfortably while creating a sneaker with a fresh look, making this the best pair to slip on after a long day of skating. Many wearers love pairing this kick up with straight-cut jeans, rolled-up trousers, shorts, or even with joggers. Meanwhile, some Thrashers love styling this with their signature oversized jeans and tees finished with a trucker cap.

Many reviewers felt hyped upon seeing the Adidas Lucas Premier Primeknit for its ultra lightweight and breathable upper. This groundbreaking technology embraces the foot comfortably for enhanced overall comfort. Another eye-catching aesthetics is the leather hits on the iconic 3-Stripe and the eyestay. 

Adidas created the Skateboarding Project in 1989 dedicated on engineering products for the skaters all around the globe. This mission meant to support all the professional and non-professional skateboarders.

The SB line of Adidas traditionally revamps silhouettes from the archives and transform them into skate shoes. The brand uses robust outsole, injects the shoe with a shock absorbing insole, dress the upper with durable material fitting for the hard-wearing stunts on the skateboards.

Currently, Adidas is considered a pioneering label in the skateboarding realm. It boasts its great skate team that continuously push the skateboarding further by developing technologies fitting the stunts on the board.

The Three Stripes teamed up with several professional skaters and designers to conceive contemporary and durable skate footwear. Some of the famous skateboarders Adidas collaborated with are Mark Gonzalez, Dennis Busenitz, and Lucas Puig.

French skater Lucas Puig is a member of a skateboarding company based in France tagged as Cliche Skateboardings since he was 14 years old. He collaborated with Adidas skateboarding and launched his first ever signature kick in 2012. Because of his technical skateboarding skills, Adidas designed a kick with effective cushioning and with excellent board feel to suit Puig's style.

Adidas gave Puig’s signature pro model kick a face-lift using the Primeknit material. This material is considered lightweight and durable that promotes breathability and flexibility. The Adidas Lucas Premiere Primeknit has a low-cut profile to maximize the range of motion rested on top of a grippy sole that provides excellent board feel and control.  

  • This model has the abrasion resistant technology called the Adituff to augment the durability in the toe region.
  • Heel stabilizer is used to provide lateral support.
  • This pair has a grippy rubber outsole with herringbone-pattern to give perfect board feel.
  • The Adidas Lucas Puig branding is welded on the tongue.
  • The iconic synthetic 3-Stripe branding is woven on the sides.

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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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