adidas NMD City Sock 2

adidas’s ability to continually evolve is central to their current success. If the Three Stripes had only recently burst on to the scene, their current run would be much easier to write off as the hype-infested glory of early days. We’d be counting down the days until it all fades and things go back to normal. But, adidas has been crushing the sneaker game for decades now. This is what makes their evolution a sign of things to come. As we move along, adidas will only continue to adapt to what the sneaker community, evidenced by models such as the NMD City Sock 2 Primeknit.

The City Sock line is arguably the peak of the Three Stripes’ power. This sneaker represents a jump at the opportunity to squeeze the sneaker market as it was changing. The 90s era of sneaker design focused on bulk and rigid materials – leather and straps were all the rage. But, as of 2015, more streamlined and lighter shoes were more than the specialized stuff of runners. It was now the widespread demand of customers on a global scale. After the NMD saw such positive responses, adidas intelligently recreated the formula and enhanced the things fans seem to love the most.

The upper’s Primeknit build was freed, building on the framework of the NMD OG and UltraBoost models. With the caging and accompanying branding gone, the shoe was even lighter and a true one-to-one fit. More importantly, it didn’t take away from the sharp silhouette, allowing for comfort while also looking futuristic. The Boost midsole was untouched, representing one of the larger selling points behind this future legend.

The NMD City Sock 2 is only the current stop for a brand that keeps the wheels turning. There’s is no doubt we’ll all be looking back at this shoe as one of the more important models in adidas’s historic run. A retro releases in the year 2022? Who knows?

Then again, maybe a better question is, why wait?

Black vs Red

Adidas NMD_XR1 Black/ Red

No sneaker is too legendary for the All Black look. In fact, most hot sellers only fly off shelves quicker when they take on the tonal motif. The NMD_XR1 is no exception to that rule, as we even see it take on a striped pattern here.

Frankly, this model does just fine in store no matter what the color scheme is. In this case, the allover striped print adds a notable hint of flair to an otherwise somber scheme. As with all of the brand’s NMD drops, this model features the key combination of Primeknit and BOOST cushioning.

A slightly muted aspect here is the addition of Red via the pull tab font and heel stitch detailing. Outside of that, this is yet another All Black release from adidas that is sure to sell out as fast as it releases.

As clean as it looks

As clean as it looks: the brand new adidas NMD_CS2

Adidas seemed to take over 2016 with its almost endless array of NMD releases. The OG alone was selling out at feverish rates. Throw in tons of colorways and you’ve got a sneaker community that is still buzzing about the lightweight runner. And, as they made abundantly clear, 2017 will not be the year adidas stops.

Here, we get a look at an upcoming iteration of the NMD City Sock 2. The upper on this women’s exclusive takes on a playful touch, sporting a polka-dot design. This only further emphasises this CS2’s effortless construction, including an ankle portion that almost looks like a folded sweater collar.

The Primeknit build makes for breathability and serves as an interesting contrast to the bright White BOOST midsole. A light Tan hue caps things off, making a presence on the heel pull tab and outsole.

Adidas NMD R2 Primeknit

The adidas NMD R1 has no doubt been the hottest sneaker of 2016, but it’s apparent that adidas Originals aren’t resting on their laurels for even a minute, as the shoe’s sequel is already about to launch.

It didn’t take too long for the three stripes to deliver an NMD sequel.

While we’re still focused on the likes of the BAPE adidas NMD duo slated to arrive later this month, we’re excited about the prospect of more NMD options in the near future. The adidas NMD_R2 features an updated design but retains the overall simple sleekness of the original with a few noticeable changes in tow.

First, the NMD R2‘s Primeknit pattern has changed to include a random array of stripes to match the sock-like ankle collar. Then the midsole has been updated to do away with the added plastic “bumper” support system for a full-length Boost to maximize comfort.

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