15 users: 4.6 / 5
Top: Mid
Inspired from: Hiking
Collection: Adidas Originals
Colorways: Grey

Verdict from 8.8 hours of research from the internet

10 reasons to buy

  • The uniquely designed lightweight Primeknit upper is highly adaptive and supportive to the shape of the foot, many users posted.
  • Quite a lot of reviewers felt extra warmth and comfort because of the weather-proof membrane in the insulated Primeknit upper.
  • Many wearers commented that the Adidas Seeulater Primeknit Winter doesn’t quickly get drenched with water because of quality insulation material, the premium leather heel cage and the welded TPU overlay at the quarter that protects the feet from the elements.
  • Some customers mentioned that they get a lot of compliments while wearing the sneaker as its modern aesthetics pushes design to the limit.
  • Despite its massive appearance because of the chunky sole, majority of wearers observed that the entire shoe is ultra-light.
  • Some commenters find the durable rubber outsole helpful while walking through thick snow as it is well-insulated and has jagged edges to provide extra traction.
  • Several of those who purchased the Adidas Seeulater Primeknit Winter opined that they had a fantastic fitting experience as the Primeknit hugs the feet and further enhanced by the Ortholite textile lining.
  • Soft sock-like collar and pull tab gives ease of entry and exit off the cleatie-shaped sneaker some customers noted.
  • A couple of reviewers praised the EVA midsole that while it is not as comfortable as boost, it serves its purpose in providing ample cushioning to feet that lasts all day.
  • Some critics like the reflective lacing detail and the PU lace tips as they provide durability and added visibility to the winter kick.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A small number of reviewers claimed the Primeknit upper doesn’t feel tight that at some point they felt like the shoe might slip out of the feet.
  • Some users find it loose with an awkward fit in the ankle that it results to the feet rubbing on the leather back heel material.
  • A small number of customers would have wanted better arch support on the Adidas Seeulater Primeknit Winter as it hinders some with pronation problems from wearing it for a more extended period.

Bottom line

Geared for the coldest of winters, the Adidas Seeulater Primeknit Winter keeps the feet extra warm with better insulation and weatherproof details. The ultra-light and comfortable Primeknit materials supported by the premium leather at back heel and welded TPU overlay for waterproofing.

Most customers find the $175 price as an investment pair for a quality shoe with amazing cushioning, durability, and protection for the winter.

The sock-like fit of the Primeknit upper aims for a perfect fit while the pull tabs and reflective flat laces in the Adidas Seeulater Primeknit– Winter goes for easy on and off. The sneaker runs true to size in a medium width for men and women. It comes in US size 4 to 14 for men and 3.5 to 12 for women with half-sizes available for a better fit.

The Adidas Seeulater Primeknit is meant to stand out. The Red and Grey colorways have hints of Core Black and Shock Purple that aim for easy pairing with coats and warmers. The shoe takes cues from photographers pushing themselves to perform various positions just to get the best angles of the photo. This same fashion philosophy is being applied in this particular Adidas shoes because it looks premium and fashionable.

Most prominent among the features of the Adidas Seeulater Primeknit Winter is the weatherproof membrane that keeps the feet extra warm through an insulated lining. The Thermoplastic polyurethane welded overlay and leather material at the back also covers waterproofing elements of this well-constructed sneaker. The Primeknit material feels comfortable with its sock-like fit that wraps around the feet comfortably for the rest of the day.

The German footwear brand, Adidas has been at the forefront of manufacturing performance footwear since it was founded by Adolph “Adi” Dassler in 1949. From initially producing soccer and running cleats, the company has branched out their shoe catalog over the years to cater to various sports like basketball, baseball, and hiking cleats.

One such cleat is the Adidas Seeulater which came out in the early 1990s. The foray of the German brand into the creation of outdoor and hiking cleats some two decades ago doesn’t come as a surprise as the company then was aiming to increase revenues and reach new markets to boost sales. The result is an ankle-length cleat that wraps around the feet in wool material that is perfect for the winter months.

The OG colorways of the Adidas Seeulater are Magenta and Royal. It had an extended collar that hugs the ankles while the material for the upper consists of nylon, mesh, leather, and suede while the internal is lined with wool fabric for extra warmth. A rugged rubber outsole assures durability and high traction for a comfortable hike.

The sneaker-boot hybrid kick would only resurface some two decades later as the trend of sock-like shoes started to become popular in 2016.Adidas first released the Seeulater in its OG form and colorways. However, this was followed by the use of lightweight Primeknit material with its sock-like fit and soft lining. A year later, the Adidas Seeulater Primeknit also had an improved rugged sole with ultra-light qualities, weatherproof materials, and jagged edges for additional grip.

The following year, in anticipation for the cold winter, the Adidas Seeulater Primeknit Winter was released with an improved insulated upper with a waterproof membrane and welded TPU overlays to keep water and the cold out of the shoe. The photography-inspired sneakers are meant to be worn every day as it allows one to perform outdoor activities even during the harsh winter months.

  • The Primeknit upper material is lined with a weatherproof insulating membrane to keep the elements out.
  • Reflective flat shoelaces with PU dipped lace tips help keep a tight lockdown while a pull tab at the back heel aims for easy on and off.
  • Ortholite sockliner wraps the feet for a comfortable walk while a compressed EVA midsole provides lightweight cushioning.
  • A premium leather heel cage adds support while a Hiamovi logo on heel strap and sockliner keeps in the photography-inspired design.

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.