Hey Sneakerjagers! Do you know what the 'NMD' in the name of the coveted adidas models stands for? … It stands for NOMAD and therefore for the boundless exploration of the city and urban areas. Moreover, the sneaker supports and enlivens the active and modern lifestyle! Since 2015, the silhouette has come out in countless colorways, but one colour dominates: BLACK.
Its style, lightness, modernity and diversity make the adidas NMD the best companion in the urban jungle. Before we show you the special features of the OG adidas NMD 'Black' silhouette, you can check out all the relevant models here.
adidas NMD | Features
The adidas NMD_R1 OG 'Black' was the first colorway of the much-hyped sneaker. Find out why it was so successful in the description of its features.
The 'plugs' for stability & recognition value
The Lego brick-like plugs on the side are the unique selling point of the sneakers. Not only do they come in various colour combinations, they also give the upper and sole better cohesion and stability.
Designed by Nic Galway
With adidas for 17 years and Vice Head of global Design at adidas Originals. Nic Galway brings not only a wealth of experience but also vision to his designs. For example, before designing the NMD silhouette, he worked with Kanye West on the Yeezy line.
The NMD, just like many other adidas models, features the famous and efficient Ultraboost technology. This extra cushioning was developed in collaboration with BASF.
In this process, granulate is first blasted into approx. 2500 individual cells, which are then pressed together in the next step and formed into a sole. The result is a sole with its own cell structure that dampens and absorbs the energy of each step.
Origin & Inspriation
Nic Galway has insisted that the NMD will not be an evolution of the 'Ultraboost' but its own unique silhouette and line.
The simplicity of the classic three stripes and the 'plugs' finds its origin in adidas Runner models of the 80s:
- Micro Pacer (1984) First running shoe with integrated wearables
- Rising Star (1985) Interchangeable damping elements
- Boston Super (1986), Known for the fusion of performance and lifestyle
50 shades of the adidas NMD Black
Ok, we're not presenting 50 different black colorways of the 'Brand with the three stripes' model, but we are presenting some highlights of the dark colorways of the NMD.
This 'all black' colorway is a collabo with Pharrell Williams. In general, the NMD has often been used for collaborations with various designers and brands. This version is subtle, clean and a perfect middle ground between street and understated.
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