Verdict from 100+ user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • The Nike Hoodland Suede is surprisingly lightweight despite its tough exterior, according to several users.
  • Several testers claim that these sneakers are built to withstand the winter months as it brings warmth and comfort to the feet.
  • The fusion of a shoe and a winter cleat allures several consumers.
  • Many testers highly appreciate the durability of these sneakers.
  • The construction of the shoe makes it a great pair to wear for everyday and outdoor activities, according to one user.
  • The sleek style of the shoe captivates the interest of several consumers. 
  • One tester loves how the laces are constructed. It doesn’t go all the way up, making it easier to put on.
  • These shoes perform well on snow and ice because of its high-abrasion rubber outsole, said one reviewer.
  • One user loves the water-resistant feature of the Nike Hoodland Suede.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few testers had issues with the right shoe as it is asymmetrical in terms
  • According to one user, the toe box area lacks room.

Bottom line

The Nike Hoodland Suede’s heavy-duty upper proves that it is more than just an ordinary mid-top footwear as it is ready to face the elements. Constructed to endure the winter season, its aggressive exterior keeps the feet locked from cold.

Its comfy interior makes it suitable for everyday wear while its overall aesthetics is versatile enough to be styled in different ways. This sneaker cleat is worth a space in your winter footwear stash as it comes with a reasonable cost.

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Good to know

The Hoodland from Nike is available in men’s and women’s sizes. For men, the sizes go from 6-14 while for women, it ranges from 5-11. There are half sizes available for both sexes for a broader selection. It is recommended to get the usual size as most users claim that these fit true to size.

These mid-top sneakers feature a traditional lace-up closure. Although the laces go all the way up, it features two-speed hooks instead of eyelets to allow the user to get on and off the cleat faster than going through the process of relacing.

The Nike Hoodland Suede is a multi-faceted sneaker in a way that it is one of the hiking-inspired Nike sneakers transformed into a more rugged and winter-ready cleat. The tough exterior of this mid-top Nike sneaker is comprised of a water-resistant suede upper and a rubber outsole. The Hoodland Suede come in neutral tones that go best with thermal pants, and sweaters, jeans, and coats.

Constructed especially for the winter and colder season, the Nike Hoodland Suede is a sneaker cleat that can withstand almost anything. These sneakers prove that other than its style, it has unique features to cleat.

The upper of the Hoodland Suedes is incorporated with a supple suede coated with Durable Water Repellent (DWR). It makes this sneaker repel moisture, protect the feet, and makes the shoe more durable. Seated atop this is a full-length Phylon midsole, a responsive and lightweight cushion that provides all-day comfort.

The concept of outdoor sneakers and sneaker-boots started in 1981 with the launch of the Nike hiking line. During this time, there was a clear division between running shoes, which feature breathable materials and cushioned midsole, and traditional hiking footwear, which spells nothing but heavy-duty and equipped with waterproof leather uppers and rigid rubber outsole.

Nike continued exploring outdoor sneakers and infused principles of performance athletics. The range of All Conditions Gear (ACG) took elements from the Nike Hiking line broadened the scope and did not limit its purpose to trails. Launched in 1989, the Nike ACG featured a range of footwear with performance in its core and aesthetics geared towards the outdoors.

The Nike Hoodland Suede carries the ACG attributes of enduring the harsh cold and wet conditions with its Durable Water Repellent upper and winterized outsole.

  • The Nike Hoodland Suedes feature a rugged rubber outsole, embossed with modified herringbone and waffle patterns, that gives maximum traction.
  • These sneakerboots incorporate a breathable fabric lining and padded collar for enhanced comfort.


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