Verdict from 23 user reviews

10 reasons to buy

  • The Native Johnny Treklite is among the incredibly comfortable sneaker boots, according to a lot of users.
  • A significant number of wearers have testified that the shoe is lightweight on foot. 
  • It is among Native shoes that are stylish, cute, and awesome, according to several customers. 
  • Some shoppers have praised the high-quality and durability of the high-top Native Johnny Treklite. 
  • It has an eye-catching design that frequently receives compliments from others, several reviewers have shared. 
  • A few have noted how functional the waterproofing capability of this sneaker boot. 
  • It is a vegan shoe that is appreciated by a couple of purchasers.
  • The Native Johnny Treklite has an excellent outsole that offers a superior grip even on slippy surfaces, as per a couple of testers. 
  • One says that this kick perfectly gives way to custom orthotics. 
  • It provides an ample toe room, according to one. 

2 reasons not to buy

  • The Native Johnny Treklite fits a bit wide, according to a user. 
  • One has complained that the insole is difficult to remove. 

Bottom line

An example of sophistication, the Native Johnny Treklite has an eye-catching design that can make your styling life easy. It can effortlessly complement casual and smart outfits.

With the Native Johnny Treklite, users can travel light and carefree. It is ready to face inclement weather with its PU nubuck upper, providing water-resistant capability. Also, it offers comfort and durability. 

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Good to know

The Native Johny Treklite is available in men’s and women’s sizing. It has a high-top silhouette that gives ankle protection and support. For a snug and flexible fit, a lacing system with metal eyelets is installed. 

This high-top shoe has an upper made of PU nubuck material for comfort. It has a compression EVA midsole and foam insole that deliver cushioning comfort and shock absorption.

Travel with a lightweight sneaker boot using the high-top Native Johnny Treklite. It has a Scotchguard-treated upper that can level up outfits, whether rain or shine. Also, it is available in straightforward yet classy color variations like jiffy black/ jiffy black and chameleon pink.

This unisex sneaker can nicely complement several casual and smart ensemble. Men and women can wear this high-top kick with their cuffed pants, skinny jeans, distressed denim jeans, or shorts. Ladies can also match the Native Johnny Treklite with their miniskirts and culottes.

The Native Johnny Treklite has a coated PU and ripstop nylon with water-resistant backing. It is a member of the brand’s terrain-conquering team. The shoe is treated with the Scotchgard’s Defender Repellent Systems, making lateral leaps toward expeditions earthbound as well as beyond.

The Native brand was founded by Damien van zyll de Jong in Vancouver, Canada, in 2009. Van Zyll de Jong started to think of establishing a footwear company on his way home from a snowboarding trip in 2007. Although there was no definite concept in mind, he knew that he wanted to create something that is not vulcanized or canvas shoes. 

Van Zyll de Jong did not have any experience or knowledge about the shoe manufacturing process, so he partnered in China for over a year to learn about it. Eventually, he gained all the learning and expertise that he needed for his collection when he founded the brand in 2009.  

Created as future classics, Native footwear offers innovative, lightweight, and EVA-molded shoes for children, women, and men. Since then, the company expanded and marketed its products to over 30 countries all across the globe. 

Among its innovative footwear is the high-top Native Johnny Treklite. It has a Scotchguard-treated upper that is ready to face rainy and sunny days. Stylish enough, it has a versatile and eye-catching design that can work with a variety of outfits. 

The shoe has an ultralight 2-part rubber outsole that offers traction, flexibility, and lightweight feel. It has a padded and gusseted tongue for added comfort and wet protection. Also, it has a soft microfleece lining and foam insole for comfort. 

  • The Native Johnny Treklite has a removable insole.  
  • It is a vegan shoe, containing no animal by-products.
  • Its heel height measures approximately 2.54 cm.
  • The platform height measures approximately 1.27 cm.
  • It has a shaft that measures approximately 16.51 cm. 


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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.