Summary

We spent 9.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Most of the wearers claim that the Alexander Wang x Adidas Originals Hike Lo shoes are very comfortable.
  • The sneaker's craftsmanship is deemed to be of superb quality.
  • Consumers who have purchased a pair are attracted to the kick's original design and added that it is uniquely stylish.
  • It is available in a couple of vibrant and neutral colorways.
  • Some reviewers like that the chunky sole adds height without compromising on comfort.
  • Several reviewers adore the Trefoil outsole design as it shows the great attention to detail that went in making the pair.
  • A few shoe users rave about how it looks great on feet.
  • It comes with a drawstring bag, which some purchasers find as a great inclusion.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some buyers claim that the materials used on the AW x Adidas Hike Lo could've been better.
  • One video reviewer says that the toe box feel narrow.

Bottom line

With the chunky/dad sneaker trend in full effect, high-end fashion designers had to have their hands on this latest craze too. This most recent partnership between Adidas and Alexander Wang delivers a tech-inspired spin on the chunky trend through design elements grounded in hiking.

Its trail-inspired outsole provides excellent grip and unique aesthetic created for everyday use while its beefy midsole is crafted from the brand's well-known Boost technology for optimal comfort.

Facts

Top: Low
Inspired from: Hiking
Collaboration: Alexander Wang
Collection: Adidas Originals
Closure: Laces
Material: Suede
Technology: Boost
Features: Orthotic friendly
Price: $273
Size
Small True to size Large
See more facts

Expert Reviews

Experts are sneaker fanatics, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

Are you an expert? Apply to contribute here.

Become an expert

The Alexander Wang x Adidas Originals Hike Lo is a unisex pair that's available in men's sizing. This pair flaunts perforations on the upper and on the neoprene tongue for breathability. Meanwhile, the Boost technology on the midsole gives responsive cushioning that maximizes the energy return. 

A running shoe with a hint of trail-inspired aesthetic and finished off with today's chunky trend – this describes the Alexander Wang x Adidas Originals Hike Lo shoe. Thanks to the balance between its simple upper and bold sole, this kick is minimal yet attention-grabbing. Its low-top profile could easily match with any outfit, however, try to stay away from super tight bottoms as it could make the sneaker look bigger than it is.

Pair it with cropped chinos, a button-down top and a beanie for an effortlessly cool look or opt for joggers and a sweatshirt for an athleisure-inspired outfit.

This sneaker's core feature lies in its sole. With its chunky midsole that's finished off with Trefoil logo-clad spikes, this is easily the first thing that people will notice. And if you choose the vibrant colorways, the shoe would inevitably be more eye-catching. Moreover, small design details such as the silicone dotted Three Stripe branding and rubber heel-tab also contribute to the shoe's overall unique charm.

Building on their partnership, fashion designer Alexander Wang and sportswear giant Adidas once again serve the public with a new collection. After dropping skate and basketball-inspired kicks and other merchandise, a new footwear model dubbed as the Hike Lo was introduced. The brand's archived running sneaker called the Marathon TR inspires this new sneaker. This kick borrowed the Marathon TR's outsole design that featured Adidas' Trefoil logo as its outer tread pattern and added a beefy amount of Boost technology in its midsole to achieve the chunky effect.

The Alexander Wang x Adidas Originals Hike Lo is the collaboration's season 2 collection and was released for Autumn/Winter 2017. The collection drew inspiration from cycling and raving, which is most evident in the apparel's design.

The sneaker was part of a text-to-buy release wherein consumers had to visit specific places where they have to obtain certain digits that they can use in ordering their merchandise through text messaging. Then cyclists clad in the collection's gear would arrive to deliver your goodies. Now that's creative and unheard of.

  • The insoles are removable.
  • Its upper is crafted from premium suede.
  • Colorways include yellow or volt, orange or bright crimson, black and grey.

Comparison

Author
https://cdn.runrepeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Danny_RunRepeat.jpg
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.

daniel@runrepeat.com