The Adidas NMD is arguable one of their most popular trainers, with sell out after sell out we look at the Adidas classic in the making.
Another icon in the making the Adidas NMD, released in December of 2015, this trainer has moved from strength to strength and is constantly sold out. Merging future with archives this pair of trainers has a sleek aesthetic whilst staying lightweight and minimal, perfect for anyone that wants and everyday trainer.
- Boost™’s energy-returning properties keep every step charged with an endless supply of light, fast energy
- Breathable and flexible Adidas Primeknit upper for an enhanced fit
- Printed 3-Stripes
- Full-length boost™ midsole with EVA stability plugs
- Full grain leather heel tab
- Grippy webbed rubber outsole
The origianl NMD was Inspired by 80’s Adidas colours and three Adidas archives the Boston Super, Micropacer, and Rising Star.
When working, Galway would allow designers to go into the archives and pull products but they were not allowed to take them back to their desks. Galway wanted his designers to remember the details that stood out to them as opposed to just recreating another Adidas shoe. His main goal was to make something new and exciting with hints of history – and not a trainer that resembled the boost.
When the shoe was finally released in NYC the silhouette ended up featuring both a BOOST sole and a Primknit upper, merging the future and the familiar. Now the shoe has taken many a colourways (all currently sold out) – and in 2016 Adidas introduced the NMD C1Shoe and NMD C1Primeknit silhouettes, all set to be classics.
The NMD_R1 is born from an audacious combination of shapes, angles, and materials on an iconic colour-blocked foundation that pays homage to innovative elements rooted in our collective memory. Designed without compromise, a modern upper construction, an exaggerated silhouette, and bold archival details comprise this dynamic concept. The NMD’s midsole is elevated with durable, shock-resistant and responsive BOOST technology. The upper, meanwhile, utilises the integrity of Primeknit, boasting new levels of flexibility, stability, and strength.
With innovation and constant new ideas, the trainers incorporate a classic yet modern design. The NMD_C1 shoes combine a dessert boot style with performance features that add to the design, flexibility and stability of the shoe. NMD_CS1 Primekit shoes have an urban, sunning-styled design that incorporates a Japanese influenced consisting of horizontal, vertical and diagonal stripes that cover the minimalist shoe.
Adidas have had many collaborations over the years, and with these classic NMD it’s no different. The timeless shoe design is able to incorporate many different features and colours that bring these limited additions to you.
United Arrows x Adidas NMD
This collaboration, launched earlier this year in March 2017, has exceeded expectations and lived up to the hype. The trainer has a black Primeknit and Boost midsole that is now synonymous with the majority of the latest Adidas drops. The slip on design is easily distinguishable due to the laceless front. The Japanese store has added in their branding to the pull tab and medial side of the shoe, keeping it simple. Alongside the shoe, a tracksuit collection compliments it so you can be dressed head to toe in this modernised collaboration.
Bape x Adidas NMD
A BATHING APE and Adidas paired up to create one of the best, and rarest, limited edition sneaker collections in 2016. The collection features the BAPE ABC camo print over Boost cushioning of the trainer. It is now available in two colourways and is a shoe that is hard to get your hands on. With classic greens and khakis, this shoe features the iconic three stripes overlapping the camouflage print that covers the entire mesh base.
Adidas x Nice Kicks NMD Runner R1 PK
Released back in 2016, this brightly coloured collaboration with online sneaker blog Nice Kicks is sure to attract the right attention. The red trainer has a contrasting black and white gum based outsole that creates a contemporary effect. The tie dye red is a representation of North America’s much loved 1960’s rock era with complimentary red laces that bring the whole trainer together. This was a major drop in the trainer world and finding a pair of these is definitely worth the search.
Keep the styling of these trainers casual, a pair of jeans or casual pair of trousers in black or a dark navy will work well. If you really want to tone down your look and go full on casual, some stylish jogging bottoms with an elasticated cuff will be perfect for a chilled out Sunday. Make sure the joggers are fresh and not an old pair that should never be seen by the public. Wear with a light coloured T-shirt to make the outfit look fairly sporty. If you have gone for a bright coloured trainer, try not to clash any colours like reds with pinks or blues with greens, keep the colours simple and the shoes will be the centre of attention.
Adidas NMD Trainers
- Merging future with archives this pair of trainers has a sleek aesthetic whilst staying lightweight and minimal
- The NMD’s midsole is elevated with durable, shock-resistant and responsive BOOST technology.
- The original has taken many a colourways – and in 2016 Adidas introduced the NMD C1Shoe and NMD C1Primeknit silhouettes, all set to be classic.
- The limited edition collaborations are hard to get your hands on but are definitely worth the search.
On That Note
Available in a large variety of colour ways and style variations, this trainer is and will become a much loved classic. With something to suit everyone the trainer offers that modern element along with a traditional aspect that every trainer lover loves. If you are lucky enough to get hold of one of the collaborated sneakers, keep them and don’t ever let go.
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