adidas NMD

Meet the adidas NMD, a shoe with retro style plus futuristic sensibility. Explore different colors, styles and takes on this beloved lifestyle sneaker.
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adidas NMD Shoes

A modern classic sneaker, the adidas NMD shot out of the blocks when it was launched at a glitzy event in New York City on December 9, 2015. Now referred to as the NMD_R1, that original shoe led the way with its energy-returning adidas Boost midsole and supportive adidas PRIMEKNIT upper. Its design inspiration — especially its sleek silhouette and moulded EVA midsole plugs — came courtesy of a bunch of '80s-era running shoes, including the Micropacer, Rising Star and Boston Super. Created to be a lifestyle sneaker, its name was shorthand for "nomad," and its mission? Urban exploration.

The NMD_R1 is still a popular shoe today, but the adidas NMD family has grown over the years. The original shoe's successor, the NMD_S1 provided a more futuristic take on that initial design with a textile upper and more subtle, angular midsole plugs. Further follow-ups including the NMD_G1 and NMD_V3, meanwhile, added yet more upgrades and aesthetic tweaks, including more-breathable uppers with supportive overlays. Then there's the NMD_W1, an exclusive women's design with rounded plugs and a selection of bold upper designs. So that's the journey so far. If you want to become part of it, shop our range of adidas NMD sneakers today and get exploring.