Adidas NMD_R1 PK OGBlack/Core Black/Lush RedS79168Retail: $160
Release: Saturday, January 14, 2017Available now here.
Adidas is no stranger to producing running shoes that, through the sheer force of their design, become fetish objects. Names like the Super Light, ZX, Micropacer, New York, and Oregon leap off the page, and those are but a few choice highlights of the brand’s running pedigree.
This NMD Runner is absolutely bound to join their company. The all-black, primeknit upper is the most fashionable way to arrive at the forefront of the current movement towards minimalist construction that also provides a secure and supportive fit. Another Adidas innovation, the boost sole, not only provides performance, but visually contrasts with the black upper and adds a sleek but solid foundation. The red and blue midsole supports are a vivid compliment to the dominant black and white makeup of the shoe, and provide a retro vibe reminiscent of the best 80s runners the brand with the three stripes had to offer. Speaking of the famous Adidas tagline, it is present on a heel pull in both Japanese and English.