Verdict from 12 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • As per the majority of buyers, the lightweight quality of this low-top has been pleasing.
  • The Native Apollo 2.0 has fascinated a lot of reviewers because it delivers ample resistance to water and snow.
  • According to many wearers, the traction on various surfaces of this shoe has been impressive.
  • Because of its lasting comfort, some have used the Apollo 2.0 as their go-to sneaker for work and casual activities.
  • As per a couple of commenters, this lifestyle shoe dries pretty quickly.
  • It can be paired with many lifestyle clothes, as suggested by a few purchasers.
  • Cleaning this Native sneaker, as implied by some users, is not a hassle.
  • One shopper shared that she bought a second pair because of her satisfaction with its overall qualities.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A noticeable number of reviews advised that the Apollo 2.0 by Native runs small.
  • The laces seem stiffer than average, as per one commenter.

Bottom line

As a follow-up to the moc version of the Apollo, the Native Apollo 2.0 is relatively identical with the exception of the outsole texture. As expected, this iteration is comfortable and light, which made a lot of wearers very satisfied. 

While its unassuming silhouette may not be as flamboyant as others, it more than makes up for that by delivering protection from elements such as water and snow. With its inexpensive price tag, unassuming style, and versatility, the Native Apollo 2.0 is worth a consideration. 

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Good to know

The low-top Native Apollo 2.0 is available for both men and women, in US sizing. Males can purchase a pair from 4 to 13 while females could have theirs from 6 to 12. Many warned that it runs small. Adding up to a full size has been recommended by some. Being familiar with the return policy is advisable.

Showcasing a one-piece microfiber upper in a slip-on profile, the Apollo 2.0 offers exceptional breathability. Called as the "slip-on moonwalker," the sneaker boasts supreme lightweight quality and flexibility.

Retaining most design elements of the first Apollo sneaker, this iteration is just as versatile with multiple color options that many will appreciate. Its sporty profile pairs well with leggings, denim jeans, and shorts. The possibilities are up to the wearer's as it is a natural match with almost any casual attire. As wearable as any shoe can be, the Native Apollo 2.0 is equipped adequately for today's active lifestyle.

Free from animal products, the Tirrenina microfiber is designed to appear and feel like leather on a "cellular" level. The impressive grip and flexibility of the Native Apollo 2.0 are due to the Dynalite outsole. Cushioning and lasting comfort is provided by the Elastilite EVA footbed. 

Damian Van Zyll De Jong founded the shoe company Native at Vancouver, Canada in 2009. His goal was to manufacture lightweight and innovative shoes that have a minimal design. He also has a contrarian tendency as he wanted to avoid the modern trends of canvas shoes that have vulcanized soles. Due to its stylish sneakers with competitive prices, it didn't take long for Native to be relevant, as it has shops in more than 30 countries around the world.

Among its well-received shoes is the Native Apollo Moc. Because of its success, a subsequent model is released in 2018, called the Native Apollo 2.0. This shoe is another example of the brand's efforts in preserving the environment as the production of its upper uses 70% less water and at least 35% less carbon dioxide emissions.

  • A few examples of colorways for the Native Apollo 2.0 are Blossom Pink, Hydrangea Blue, UV Blue, and Jiffy Black.
  • $95 is this Native footwear's regular price.
  • The upper is free from any animal products.
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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.

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