Adidas Seeulater Primeknit Winter History
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 football and running boots, the company has branched out their shoe catalog over the years to cater to various sports like basketball, baseball, and hiking boots.
One such boot is the Adidas Seeulater which came out in the early 1990s. The foray of the German brand into the creation of outdoor and hiking boots 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 boot 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.