adidas I-5923

There are very few brands that can add new life to older models without it seeming like a desperate rehashing. Adidas, without a shadow of a doubt, is one such brand. The Three Stripes have been captivating our nostalgia for years, all the while continuing to progress through their own evolving design philosophies. The advent of newer and more hyped models hasn’t taken their attention away from some of the more unheralded releases. When adidas first dropped the Iniki runner, it was a potent combination of elements from the past and the present. Now, they push the envelope even further with the Iniki I-5923.

This latest rendition of the underrated silhouette sees more of the signature adidas duality. The form is largely the same but varies on its build and content. The upper we see here boasts a mix of mesh and pigskin nubuck, bringing a touch of luxury to an otherwise practical shoe. The placement of the nubuck details makes it so that none of the shoe’s lightweight properties are sacrificed. If anything, this material choice only adds to the airy feel of each step. Speaking of steps, we also see that chunky piece of Boost covering the underfoot area entirely.

Since its original release, the Iniki has been a remarkably wearable model. Moreover, it’s closer to an understandable price point and helps the rest of us get in on that signature look without breaking the bank. This deconstructed edition gives us even more options, making sure we feel less left out of every special NMD release. Shoutout to the Three Stripes for keeping the sneaker community in mind.

Available now, you can cop these in a range of colorways, including this White/ Black iteration. It goes without saying, but you won’t find many other bangers at this price range!

Adidas Iniki Runner

The Three Stripes brand has a really good habit of taking on retro sneaker design elements and adding on some welcome upgrades. They’re in a fantastic position to do that as well, seeing as how adidas is equally strong both in retro designs and modern tech.

The Iniki runner, in both of these Women’s exclusive colorways, is a great example of this.


The shape is probably what most of us notice first, which is a clear concession to those of us who can’t get our hands on some of the NMD heat. The materials are no joke either, sporting an upper of two-way stretch mesh and soft suede overlays. Of course, we’ve got plenty of BOOST underfoot as well. Wrapping this up is the classic gum outsole.


Available now in two Icy tones of Pink and Blue, you can find these modern classics on selected boutiques right now.