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8 reasons to buy

  • The Adidas x White Mountaineering Nite Jogger by the Adidas Originals is a very fire collaboration with the Japanese brand, White Mountaineering.
  • Plenty of sneaker fans claim that this Boost-equipped sneaker is beyond comfortable.
  • These Adidas shoes have a very unique look that’s vivid and eye-catching, as per a lot of reviews.
  • Numerous testers find that the shoes fit great. 
  • Several reviewers mention that it is a very versatile sneaker.
  • According to a handful of wearers, the eccentric colorways make the shoe extra attractive.  
  • Many get compliments from their peers when wearing this shoe. 
  • A lot of buyers mention that the pair looks so much better in person. 

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some critics feel that the shoe is just another Nite Jogger and not a collaboration. 
  • A couple of wearers wish that the shoe be water-resistant and be equipped with a trail outsole.

Bottom line

White Mountaineering collaborates with Adidas in revamping and reviving the classic Nite Jogger silhouette. Designed with progressive and functional details with extraordinary, street-ready, rugged aesthetics, the shoe is infused with a few technical design cues that provide increased performance and durability. 

With critics expressing the shoe’s having some room for improvement, the Adidas x White Mountaineering Nite Jogger still vividly stands out, with its loud colorways, and performs at its absolute best. 

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This revived Nite Jogger collaboration is composed of mesh and suede overlays that feature comfort and breathability. With a lace-up closure, one can adjust the laces for a more secure fit. 

These kicks are readily available in both men’s and women’s sizing.  The shoes fit true to size. However, there’s quite a bit width in them so for wide footers, it is advised to stick to the usual size. For those with narrow feet, it is recommended to go a half size down. 

A throwback to ‘80s running style, Japanese outdoor-inspired streetwear label, White Mountaineering collaborates with Adidas to give a modern spin to the classic Nite Jogger. The shoe’s design stays true to the Nite Jogger’s heritage while new design elements come into play such as signature triangular leather heel tab, heavily branded mid-panels, and a printed heel clip. 

This sneaker presents two broadly different color combinations. One is a vibrant combination of yellow, deep burgundy, teal, orange and gray with a pop of white on the underlay that is reminiscent of vintage sportswear. The other colorway is a more tonal mix of deep and dark neutrals. A backdrop of dark blacks is accented with light grays and notes of burgundy. Being an easy-to-style sneaker, a lot of wardrobe pieces can be styled with this. A street-style and casual ensemble go best with the shoes. One can style this pair with plain-colored shirts paired with denim, jeans, cuffed joggers and even laidback shorts.

The recently revived Nite Joggers sport a myriad of premium materials in their makeups, composed of suede leather overlays and mesh and textile underlays provide high contrast texture to the shoe’s uppers. In keeping up with the Nite Jogger’s roots, the 3M reflective accents and updated technical taping link provide increased visibility at night.  

Meanwhile, the stark white Boost technology is utilized for the midsoles which provide maximum comfort and responsiveness and adds a modern look to the classic, running-acclaimed silhouette. A striking White Mountaineering branding on the insoles, mid-panels, tongue and on the TPU heel counter assures the Japanese brand’s strong clout. The durable, bi-colored rubber outsoles complete the overall design.  

Making its debut in 1979, the Nite Jogger was originally built for visibility. While in the stages of experimenting reflective technology, the visibility is not made with the same sort of high-tech 3M visibility of today, but more along the lines of vibrant, eye-catching colors to help runners be spotted during low-light hours. 

In 2019, Japanese outdoor brand, White Mountaineering, renews its relationship with the Three Stripes by reinterpreting the Nite Jogger, while staying true to the running origins but with much more modernized design elements. This iteration of the classic Nite Jogger was launched globally as part of the White Mountaineering x Adidas Originals collection. This performance version of the acclaimed running silhouette features a soft leather upper while the Boost midsole and many updated technologies are added to make up its distinctive and modern look. Like countless other Three Stripes models of the era, this specialty purpose running shoe instantly became a favorite of the sneaker fans and shoe enthusiasts alike. 

  • White Mountaineering, a Japanese brand, is a regular collaborator of the German, Three Stripes brand.
  • The original Nite Jogger sneaker was the first running shoe that was equipped with reflective details.
  • The Adidas x White Mountaineering Nite Jogger is designed by Yosuke Aizawa. 
  • It was first seen at the Paris Fashion Week in January 2019, making a sneak peek in public.  

Author
Danny McLoughlin
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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