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Introducing the adidas NMD

Designed for urban explorers, the adidas NMD is a sneaker that combines modern technology with vintage aesthetics. As a lifestyle sneaker launched in December 2015, the NMD drew inspiration from adidas's past models including the Micropacer, Rising Star, and Boston Super, while incorporating adidas's innovative Boost cushioning system and contemporary materials.

The 'Core Black' colorway kickstarted the NMD (Nomad) series which grew into an impressive collection of bold and neutral colorways, appealing to any taste. Following its striking success, iterations such as NMD Primeknit and NMD S1 were later developed. A combination of comfort, style, and functionality has cemented the NMD as an iconic sneaker in adidas's lineup.

The NMD Design

The adidas NMD is a popular choice among a wide audience thanks to its unique combination of functionality and street-ready style. With its revolutionary Boost cushioning technology, it delivers unparalleled comfort and energy return.

With its lightweight Primeknit upper, the sneaker adapts to the wearer's foot with a breathable, sock-like fit. The signature EVA foam plugs inserted into the Boost midsole, the NMD offers both stability and distinctive looks.

As part of its ethos of combining urban style with innovative technology, the adidas NMD S1 marked a significant evolution in the adidas NMD series in 2021. NMD S1 features a completely redesigned silhouette, notably a futuristic look with its thicker, more sculpted Boost midsole and updated lace closure system, setting a new direction for the NMD series.

Pharrell Williams x adidas NMD

adidas and Pharrell Williams collaborated to create the adidas NMDs with the slogan 'Humanrace' or 'Human Race'. In the design and marketing of Pharrell's Human Race sneakers, themes such as unity, diversity, and humanity's shared aspects are often echoed.

In this collaboration, Pharrell's creative vision is blended with adidas' innovative technology, resulting in several highly sought-after NMD releases.

Among the most popular colorways released in collaboration with the designer are NMD S1 'Oatmeal Mint', the NMD S1 Ryat 'Core White' and the vibrant OG in 'Animal Print'.