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Primeknit Shoes

adidas knit shoes hug your feet for breathable support and sock-like comfort. Find performance-ready styles and everyday sneakers with Boost cushioning.
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Lock in with the power of knit. Shoes with Primeknit hug the foot with a sock-like fit for ultimate support and comfort. These sock sneakers are lightweight and breathable, built to give you max comfort so you can run your game both on the field and beyond the gym walls.


Many adidas Primeknit sneakers harness the power of Boost—our most responsive cushioning ever—making for a propulsive shoe with unrivaled comfort and energy return. Experience this unbeatable combo with Ultraboost Primeknit running shoes. While these knit shoes are built to help you charge to the finish line, they’re also icons of streetwear and can easily be paired with jeans or joggers for a casual, go-anywhere look. Find additional features in adidas Primeknit sneakers to up your performance like waterproof GORE-TEX® linings to keep dry and Continental™ Rubber outsoles for superior traction on wet and dry surfaces.


Cleats for soccer and football that feature Primeknit uppers and collars are built for natural, flexible movement and a locked-in fit with maximum breathability. Utilizing this unique knit, shoes with Primeknit feature slip-on construction and often eliminate the need for laces. Features like textured Controlskin grip offer improved ball control.


Looking to push the limits of both sustainable design and materials performance, 3-Stripes designers set out to explore new ways to engineer footwear. The challenge connected the team to innovative artists with similar goals, and after a year and many iterations, the first adidas Primeknit shoes launched. Built to be both flexible and stable, adidas Primeknit digitally knits the entire upper in just one piece, resulting in less material and less waste than shoes made from many separate pieces sewn together. A precise amount of flexibility and support can be achieved with the finely tuned yarn, creating lightweight comfort that wraps seamlessly around the foot.

Primeknit Shoes Frequently Asked Questions

Many shoes have both adidas Primeknit uppers and adidas Boost midsoles, like the Ultraboost running shoes. The lifestyle sneakers called Ultraboost 1.0, Ultraboost DNA and NMD also have both techs. adidas Primeknit keeps the shoes lightweight and breathable, and adidas Boost returns energy with every stride.
A few adidas NMD shoes are waterproof — look for GORE-TEX in the name, like the NMD_V3 GORE-TEX, NMD_S1 GORE-TEX and NMD_R1 Trail GORE_TEX. However, NMD adidas Primeknit shoes aren't waterproof. adidas Primeknit is breathable and supportive, with a sock-like fit.
adidas Primeknit and Nike's Flyknit are both lightweight mesh materials that give shoes a snug, socklike fit. Flyknit is a one-piece mesh upper with some areas that are woven more tightly together for support, and others a bit looser for breathability or flexibility. adidas Primeknit has a very slightly looser weave. Based on athlete input, adidas Primeknit is designed for targeted support with a refined look. adidas uses the versatile material in both sport and style footwear as well as in apparel.