Verdict from +100 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • A high number of testers adore how comfortable these are. One described the feeling similar to walking barefoot.
  • These sneakers can accommodate the orthotics when the original ones are taken off.
  • A couple of users find the easy on and off feature very convenient.
  • Many of the online consumers enjoy the compliments that they have received.
  • Because of how satisfied the purchasers are with the Native Jefferson 2.0 Liteknit, they are interested in buying more sneakers from the brand.
  • One of the online reviewers likes that there are no busy logos displayed on the shoes.
  • The Jefferson 2.0 Liteknit are the perfect sneakers for summer, said numerous
  • Those who bought these claim that these are incredibly lightweight and breathable.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Few users felt slightly disappointed that the colorways online does not reflect the same in real life, specifically the Bone White. It looked gray online, but in person, it showed a cream, light yellow hue.
  • The label on the heel started peeling off after a few wears, according to one tester.
  • A reviewer noted that the inner lining started to come undone.

Bottom line

Proving that Native can produce more than EVA-clad footwear, the Jefferson 2.0 Liteknit also portrays that it can keep up with the sock-like technologies that are in demand today. Like its other sneakers, the simple and minimalist design is retained with the added boost of breathability and comfort.

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The Jefferson 2.0 Liteknit is a unisex sneaker that is available in men's sizes measuring from 3-12 Medium. The 3D elasticized Liteknit reinforced with traditional lace-up closure hugs and secures the foot in place. The rubber rand and toe gives structure to the shoe, which is an excellent complement to the softness of the upper.

Despite sporting a different material than its usual EVA upper, the Native Jefferson 2.0 Liteknit sports the same silhouette as its predecessor. Resembling a modern tennis shoe this time, it retains the same versatile style that is perfect for summer and spring. With seven colors available for this style, users have a wide variety of options to choose the best pair that strikes their liking.

It seems like most brands are aggressive in formulating their own sock-like fit technology. Adidas has the Primeknit, Nike has the Flyknit, and, for this case, Native created the Liteknit. This material keeps does not only keep the shoe lightweight and breathable but also boosts the comfort at its finest.

From how the brand started, it seems that Native founder Damien van zyll de Jong began to it all at a spur of the moment. Chatting with his friends about his intention of starting a shoe company while on his way home from a snowboarding trip, it just magically came into life.

With no experience in the footwear industry, Damien flew to China to learn more about the manufacturing process. Moreover, he surrounded himself with people who are experts in the industry. Two years after, he launched Native, a unique footwear line as it sports an EVA upper instead of the usual canvas or leather. To date, the Native Jefferson shoes are Native's most popular sneakers around.

  • Much like all of the Native footwear, the Jefferson 2.0 Liteknit is beast-free, which means that not a single animal part has been utilized in creating this product.
  • These sneakers are hand-washable, making it easy to be kept clean.
Author
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.

daniel@runrepeat.com