Hugo Boss Low-Profile Knitted Review

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The Hugo Boss company got its start in Germany in 1923, where the fashion icon is still based today. They started with the production of shirts, work clothes, jackets, sportswear, and raincoats. In the early 30s, Boss went bankrupt but made a deal with creditors and was left with very little to start again, but hard work and perseverance paid off and he made a come back designing and manufacturing uniforms for the Nazi Party and other German government organizations. Hugo’s involvement in the war stripped him of his right to run the business, and that honor went to his son-in-law where he broadened their production and sales skyrocketed. They have been expanding ever since and become a brand many customers have grown to love.

The Hugo Boss Low-Profile Knitted sneakers are part of the Boss Green line of footwear, previously known as Boss Sport, bringing you a pair of casual shoes with a sporty and stylish look. They can offer you a decent amount of comfort with a great look. They might seem like they are a bit on the expensive side, but you will actually save some money in the long run since you won’t have to replace them for quite a while thanks to the incredible durability. They give you a soft feel and supportive fit to provide you with an all-around great pair of shoes that your feet will appreciate at the end of a long day.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Comfortable fit

Highly durable

Athleisure style

Supportive

Flexible

Cons

High price tag

Lack of color options

Upper

Upper

The Hugo Boss's have a knitted upper constructed out of a mixture of both synthetic and mesh fabrics that give you a sporty and clean look for your everyday casual sneaker. The materials might seem lightweight and free, but that does not mean that they are going to be any less durable than something made of more sturdy materials. They are not going to tear easily while you are out and about which is always a bonus for customers.

The uppers feature a rounded toe that has a little rubber reinforcement that will not only help give them a long life span but also give you a little extra protection, just in case you come in contact with a rock or something else hard while you are out and about. They have a traditional lacing system with blind eyelets to give you a secure and comfortable fit. Finally, they have a padded tongue and collar for just a little bit of added comfort.
Breathability

Breathability

Even though these are more casual or walking sneakers as opposed to highly athletic shoes, you are still going to be thankful that they are highly breathable. A well-ventilated pair of sneakers will help ensure that you get adequate air flow inside of them, helping keep you cool throughout the day. Not only will they prevent overheating but the air can also aid the sweat from your feet to escape the shoes, keeping your socks dry and promoting a healthier in-shoe environment. As long as your feet are kept dry, it will also work on preventing nasty smelling feet that can come with being stuck all day in soggy socks.
Midsole

Midsole

The Hugo Boss Low-Profile Knitted sneakers have a cushioned insole to give you a pleasant underfoot experience. The insole itself is stationary and as such cannot be removed. If you are going to need or want to add your own insert to your shoes, then these are probably not going to be a perfect choice, as you will not be able to do that with the Hugo Boss's. The midsole is constructed using EVA foam to help keep them as lightweight as possible while still providing you with enough cushioning to provide you with the comfort you want and the spring in your step that you will appreciate.
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole is constructed out of a flexible rubber compound to give you a decent amount of bend as well as a strong base to walk on. As they are more for casual wear and are not recommended to wear to the gym or to hit the track, they are going to offer you a sufficient amount of traction for your everyday use. You are not going to want to veer off the beaten path with them, as they will not give you the protection that you need, but if you are sticking to the city streets and walking around indoors, then you should be just fine. It should go without saying, but you are going to still want to use caution if you are heading out in the ice or walking on wet surfaces as you might not have as much traction as you would want. You will still run the risk of slipping and falling on certain surfaces, so just be careful.
Weight

Weight

These sneakers are slightly more massive than other similar shoes, but not by much. They weigh in at 11 ounces for a size 12 medium. It should be noted that this weight is only for one shoe and does not account for both of them. The average weight for sneakers is about 10 ounces, so they are just a smidge on the heavy side. This does not appear to deter customers at all, and they have had no complaints on them holding them back throughout the day. This may not be an athletic shoe, but that does not mean that you want to lug around a bunch of excess weight throughout your day and it is nice to know that with these you do not have to.
Comfort

Comfort

When your feet are going to be trapped in a pair of sneakers all day long, you are probably going to wan ta pair that will offer you a decent amount of comfort. You will get a suitable level of comfortability while wearing them all day long. We might not know precisely what the midsole is made of but what we do know is that they can give you a pleasant underfoot experience for all-day comfort. You will get more than a great feeling underfoot, but the upper will hug your feet snuggly, giving you an excellent fit for a higher comfort level. The ability to be able to move your feet freely thanks to the flexible outsole and the breathable uppers keeping you fresh work together to finish off your fantastic in-shoe experience.
Support

Support

Thanks to the traditional lacing system you will get a decent amount of support while walking around in these sneakers. As long as you buy the correct size, to begin with, for the perfect fit, you will have a snug fitting shoe, and then you can use the laces to finish off the fit, locking you in place comfortably and safely. You will not slide around in the shoe, nor will you have to worry about walking out of your sneaker. Having something supportive, like these, helps prevent falls that can cause injury.

The Boss's are also going to give you an adequate amount of support under your arches. The midsole is created with lightweight EVA foam to give you a decent amount of underfoot cushioning to provide you with moderate arch support. Many customers have commented that they felt what was offered was adequate and had no complaints. The insole inside the foot chamber is padded, so you will get some cushioning there, however, if you find that there is not enough for your liking you could have a problem as the insole is stationary and cannot be removed and replaced with one of your liking. If you have high arches or flat feet, then they might not be the best option for you, but if you have normal arches, then these should be just fine.
Flexibility

Flexibility

The Hugo's have a decent amount of flexibility to them, mostly thanks to the rubber sole and the soft knitted upper. The sole will bend with your foot while you are taking a step without restricting your movements. The uppers will also move with the natural movements of your feet. Having stiff shoes can cause discomfort, and you will not have that problem with these ones. They are going to promote a more natural gait while you are walking to keep you comfortable and reduce the risk of foot pain.
Style

Style

The Hugo Boss Low-Profile Knitted sneakers are a more casual shoe with a sporty look to them. They have mesh uppers with the stripe logo on the sides as well as the brands signature detailing throughout them. They have a rounded toe that comes with rubber reinforcements for added protection. They feature a traditional lacing system with blind eyelets. Finishing off the look is a padded tongue and color for added comfort.

You will have a couple of different color options when purchasing the shoes, although not as many as some would have like to have seen. There might not be a lot of options for you, but many customers are satisfied with what they do have and have opted to purchase more than one pair so they could have them in multiple colors.
Durability

Durability

When you are spending your money on a pair of footwear, you are, of course, going to want to try to make sure that you are only going to have to pay the cost once and be done for a while. You want to ensure that your sneakers are durable and will not wear down too quickly. The Hugo Boss Low-Profile Knitted sneakers are, thankfully, relatively durable and will not need to be replaced. They might have a knitted upper, but they are constructed out of a mixture of synthetic and mesh fabrics, keeping them secure and help prevent ripping and tearing. There is some extra protection at the toes due to the rubber reinforcement located there. The outsole is also going to be able to stand up to quite a bit. The rubber sole may be flexible and bend easily, but that does not mean that it will wear down and fall apart.

The Boss's have a pretty steep price tag at first glance, but consider the fact that they are not going to fall apart quickly and that means they will be an overall decent investment. Spend a large lump sum of money on one pair of shoes or spend a small amount multiple times on many pairs? Many people would choose the former.
Fit

Fit

According to most customers, the Hugo Boss sneakers are running true to size, so that is going to help you out significantly when it comes to trying to decide what size you should order. Sometimes it can be difficult when ordering something online, trying to figure out what size to get for the perfect fit. The fact that there are minimal discrepancies in the sizing helps out a lot, you can just order your typical size and should be good to go. Of course, there are resources, such as sizing charts, available online that you can take a look at if you are not sure what you should be getting. Overall, though, most consumers were happy with the way they fit their feet.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Hugo Boss Low-Profile Knitted sneakers are a great pair of casual shoes that many customers seem to love. They offer a decent amount of comfort, giving you padding underfoot and an all-around great upper that hugs your feet snuggly and securely. They have a great looking design, blending sporty with stylish so you can have a decent pair of casual shoes. You might not want to don them to the gym or the track, as they are not really designed with athletics in mind, but for everyday wear they are perfect. They might have a higher cost then you intended on paying at first, but they are highly durable and will actually save you a bit of money in the long run because you will not have to replace them any time soon. All and all, most consumers love the sneakers, and some have even purchased more than one pair to have them in multiple colors.