Verdict from +100 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • A high percentage of users have noted that the Native Jericho is exceptionally comfortable and has excellent arch support.
  • Many highly appreciate the slip-on construction of these shoes as they are very convenient to put on.
  • Those with high and low arches claim that these work well for both types of feet.
  • Despite being made of plastic material, these are surprisingly soft to the feet, says one consumer.
  • Several consumers say that this kind of Native sneakers as a better alternative to flip-flops, boat shoes, rain cleats, and Crocs.
  • The Jericho's are the perfect travel companion since they keep the feet cool and comfortable when on adventures.
  • These sneakers can endure the extreme weather demands of Iceland and Spain.
  • The material is extremely flexible, breathable and lightweight.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Since the shoe was already beaten up after only a short period of wear, one questions its durability.
  • Many reviewers complain that there are no half sizes available for this model.
  • One does not like that these look very similar to plastic.

Bottom line

Looking at the current style offerings of the brand Native, one can say that it has evolved and diversified since its launch in 2009. However, if there is a shoe that personifies that brand, one of these silhouettes will be the Native Jericho.

Made from almost everything EVA, these possess qualities like being lightweight, comfortable, waterproof, and breathable, all in a stylish, versatile, and travel-friendly piece. Users can enjoy this handy dandy sneaker that is a chameleon in every activity they intend to.

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Good to know

The Native Jerico, just like the other footwear offerings of the brand, is specially made for its users to discover the wonders of wandering. To match that intent in mind, these sneakers sport a laceless construction to achieve that slip-on easy on and off wear. It is available in men’s and women’s sizing. 

One of the unique features of injected molded EVA construction is the fact that it allows its users to go to the beach and the desert without the need for a change. The low-top construction and the casually hip design of these sneakers make it the perfect travel companion for those who are looking for fuss-free footwear that matches most of the clothes. Coming in five colorways—lavender, mink pink, pigeon gray, shell white, and surfer blue, these sneakers have a great selection of neutral and pastel colors that are all easy on the eyes.  

If there is a sneaker that can be called the model citizen for the brand, it is the Jericho. Because it uses a unique material on the upper, it was dubbed as a big shot sneaker that eventually embodied the young brand. Using EVA on the upper, midsole, and outsole, makes it not only comfortable but durable, shock-absorbent, anti-microbial, and easy to maintain.

The brand, across all its products, also boasts that it only manufactures beast-free footwear. It means that not a single strand of hair or hide was used in any of their creations.

Only established in 2009 by Canadian Damien van zyll de Jong, Native proved that despite being new in the game, it could keep up with the already established sneaker brands. Being entirely clueless about everything, it is quite surprising that the brand was able to set up a brand even without a concrete vision and a background in footwear.

To educate himself about the business and the manufacturing process, Damien traveled to China and surrounded himself with people who are experts in the industry. From this, knowing that he should shy away from canvas upper and vulcanized construction, he took a look into EVA injection moldings as the main component of his shoe. Despite having material restraints, the benefits outweigh everything.

The company's vision included the Keep it Lite mantra that is passed along from each footwear. Currently, the brand is available in 30 countries around the globe. And, despite being known to specific styles initially, it diversified and played with different materials. 

  • The Native Jericho is built with perforations at the toe part to increase breathability and to permit its wearers to wear these without the need for socks.
  • These sneakers are easy to clean as it is hand-washable.
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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.