Who should buy Ariat Hilo Stretch

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Who should not buy it

Switch to Hey Dude Wally Free for a zero break-in slip-on. It also has unproblematic and functional laces. For laceless options, check out DC Villain and Merrell Jungle Slide which requires no break-in. 

Hilo Stretch is the king of comfort

Most reviewers testify that Ariat Hilo Stretch is very comfy. The sneaker is “super comfortable” once broken in, noted a sneakerhead. One reviewer who is on their feet for several hours every day also commended the comfort the kick provides. A sneakerhead who own more than 30+ pair of shoes even said that Hilo Stretch is “the most comfortable shoe [they] have ever worn.” If there is a king of comfort, “these shoes take the crown!” exclaimed another reviewer. 

Support for the whole day 

Several testers also praised how supportive the slip-on is. A sneakerhead pointed out that Hilo Stretch is “incredibly supportive for all-day wearing.” The kicks remain supportive on all sorts of surfaces from concerts to shavings in the cow stalls, they added. 

So easy to put on and off

Ariat Hilo Stretch is a slip-on accompanied by an elastic lace enclosure. “The stretch-fit laces make it so easy to slip these on,” shared another tester. According to sneakerhead, they love that you don’t have to tie and untie the laces because “when you are in a rush, it makes it very convenient.” But some testers noted that the laces are not helping to secure the fit. They also cut into the feet when being tightened, noted another reviewer. 

Made of light but durable materials

The upper of Hilo Stretch is made of canvas fabric. This makes the slip-on very light on the foot. “These shoes are very lightweight and comfortable,” shared one tester. But aside from being light, the upper is also durable. Several commenters praised the durability of the slip-on. According to one reviewer, after wearing the kicks a few times, the upper “holds up well.”

Slip into style with Ariat Hilo Stretch 

Ariat Hilo Stretch is a stylish slip-on sneaker, according to the reviews. Several reviewers said they always receive compliments whenever they wear the kicks. According to a sneakerhead, they “always seem to come back to these” when looking for a pair of sneakers to match their outfit.

Great value for money

The average cost of slip-on sneakers with laces is $133, based on the RunRepeat database. This makes the Ariat Hilo Stretch 40% cheaper. A pair of Hilo Stretch has a price tag of only $80, which is why one sneakerhead pointed out that “they’re not as expensive as other shoes that are supposed to be comfortable.”

Facts / Specs

Style: Classic
Top: Low
Inspired from: Boat
Closure: Slip-on, Laces
Material: Canvas / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer
Features: Breathable

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Sheena is a wordsmith turned sneaker addict. Her sneaker fixation intensified as her passion for writing grew. A hands-on mom of two sweet yet spunky kids (plus three dogs and two cats), she finds solitude in leafing through shoe catalogs to find the next "it" sneaker. Scrutinizing hugely popular and underrated kicks is her favorite pastime.