January 27, 2016

The German sportswear brand released the NMD model last year and received nods from pretty much everyone with its combination of the innovative Boost sole and Primeknit upper. The brand took inspiration from archival models like the Micro Pacer and Rising Star, resulting in a somewhat familiar but fresh silhouette. But before we can continue to bask in the awesomeness of it, adidas Originals has already come up with something newer – the NMD_R1 Primeknit. This new pair of kicks combines the dynamic design of the NMD Runner with some of the brand’s most progressive technical elements. The NMD_R1 wears a striking, all-over noise graphic on the lightweight Primeknit upper with welded tape structural overlays, and features the signature three-stripes on the shoe’s unique midsole with EVA inserts.

adidas Originals NMD_R1 Primeknit, $299. Available from 30 January at adidas Originals Stores, Limited EDT stores, Pedder on Scotts and Tangs at Orchard.