The adidas NMD is arguably the hottest franchise on the sneaker market and perhaps the biggest surprise hit in recent years. The retro rooted lifestyle model has shifted shape, color and material since its December 2015 debut, appearing consistently on the move throughout all of 2016. As the prowess of the NMD series continues to elevate, we take a look at the ever growing NMD family tree.
Defining Features: Mesh* build, full-length Boost cushioning, midsole plugs, lateral branding**
Popular Colorways: BAPE collaboration, “Triple Black”, “Raw Pink”, “Blanch Purple”, “Olive Cargo”, Black/White, “Triple White”
Made to move literally and figuratively, the adidas NMD has seen great success in its original form. Defined by a lightweight combination of mesh and Boost, the progressive lifestyle model builds off heritage DNA and today’s tech, offering the comfort of a running shoe with design geared towards everyday wear and street style.
*Though mostly made in mesh, the NMD_R1 has also been offered in wool fabrication as well as perforated styling with contrast underlays
**Ironically the adidas NMD_R1 “Three Stripes” does not sported striped branding, but rather graphic styling on a micro-rib knit base
adidas NMD_R1 Trail
Defining Features: Mesh upper, full-length Boost cushioning, midsole plugs, jagged outsole
Popular Colorways: size? collaboration
Updated to take on the great outdoors, the adidas NMD_R1 Trail takes all the original aspects of the NMD_R1 while toughening up the exterior. A jagged outsole and the occasional waterproof coating are proof to this nature revamp.