Verdict from +100 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • The Native Jefferson is a comfortable slip-on sneaker, according to a handful of users. 
  • Most of the customers appreciate the shoe’s straightforward yet eye-pleasing design. 
  • It is among the Native sneakers with a lightweight property that is enjoyed by some testers.
  • Some reviewers say that the Native Jefferson is easy to clean.
  • This slip-on sneaker can handle strenuous movements with ease, as per a few purchasers. 
  • A couple of respondents have shared that it can match well with a variety of outfits. 
  • Many purchasers have stated that the low-top Native Jefferson offers excellent value for their money. 

2 reasons not to buy

  • Many find the sizing a bit on the narrow side.
  • Some users find issues if worn without socks as the feet can get quite sweaty.

Bottom line

The Native Jefferson carries a straightforward yet eye-appealing design. With an edgy look, it can complete a variety of casual clothing for various activities. 

With a vegan construction, the Native Jefferson is equipped with a lightweight EVA upper and cushioned footbed that provides breathability and comfort. Indeed, it is an embodiment of the right blend of subtle sophistication and good taste that other Jefferson variations are created using its silhouette. 

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Good to know

The Native Jefferson is available in men’s sizing. Since it is a unisex sneaker, women can cop a pair by ordering two sizes down to get their actual fit. It has a slip-on construction that allows the foot to quickly get into and off it. 

With a low-profile silhouette, the Native Jefferson allows the ankle to move without any restriction. it has a rubber-like upper conforms to the feet over time and provides a secure fit to the feet, whatever the activity may be.

A blend of good taste with a subtle indication of rebellion best describes the Native Jefferson. With the intent of not using canvas on the upper and discovering the wonders of EVA, these sneakers easily stood out from the others. Although many find the similarity to Crocs because of the material used, it does exude the style that is reminiscent to Chuck Taylors, which is not only timeless but trendy as well.

Given the low-top silhouette, these sneakers surely can pair well with different outfits. Moreover, coming in infinite colorways imaginable, users can not only find one that suits their style and personality and still be unique at the same time.

Although Native is a relatively new brand, it has garnered specific characteristics which are consistently present on its footwear. The Jefferson encompasses all these—shock-absorbent, hand-washable, and odor-resistant. These qualities may not be the first qualities that come in mind when on the hunt for shoes, but given that the main ones are present—comfort, durability, and versatility, they give interesting and pleasant additions on the sneaker. Constructed with an injection-molded EVA construction, these sneakers are guaranteed to be waterproof, anti-microbial, and lightweight.

Relatively new in the game, Native was only founded in 2009 by Canadian Damien van zyll de Jong. Despite having no experience and no concept in mind in the footwear industry at first, the intent was instilled in Damien's mind. Only knowing that canvas and vulcanized construction were elements that he did not want to be present on his shoes, he journeyed through China to understand more about the manufacturing process and launch his shoe brand.

User-friendly EVA injection moldings became the main attraction of his footwear. Although there are some material disadvantages, it poses unique advantages like its antimicrobial feature because of its closed cell-foam quality. More than that, certain scents can be injected in the manufacturing process to make them more pleasing to the shoppers. Currently, the brand is available in 30 countries worldwide.

  • The EVA upper is quite unique as it brings a lightweight, durable, and comfortable fee. 
  • The huge and numerous perforations on the upper make the Jefferson sneaker ideal in hot or humid climates.


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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.