Adidas NMD: A cross knit of East and West

homart01Introduced in 2015, the Adidas NMD (“Nomad”) is a range of shoes from the German shoemaker that features the trending knitwear design.


Adidas recently released a new NMD design (NMD_R1 STLT PK) for the Japanese market on February 14, 2018, with several special features. It boasts of the revolutionary Boost technology that Adidas has perfected with chemical company BASF. Boost tech is an energy efficient design that “returns” for every step you take.


The exterior design of this NMD is called the STLT Knit finish, a two tone texture, and in this model, the finish is akin to a traditional Japanese knitting style called “Sashiko”.


4 models are newly added to the line-up! The unisex model is available in blue and olive drab whereas colours for the women’s model is available in steel gray and linen.

If you look examine the pattern of the NMD, you’ll notice there’s one embroidery pattern in the beginning of the shoe and another one closer to the laces.The pattern on the first half of the shoe is similar to Japanese styled embroidery, “Sashiko”.
The sole of NMD_R1 STLT PK also has advanced features. Apart from the Boost technology, this model also has EVA midsole plugs.
The black heel patches are designed for better stability and cushioning. The heel also sports a textured design that gives it a distinct character.


This shoe is a perfect hybridisation of traditional Japanese style and Adidas’ futuristic shoe technology. Although the knitting looks embroidered, you can be assured of its strength and durability, thanks to Adidas’ obsession with quality.


Shoe Model : NMD_R1 STLT PK
Price : 27,000 yen


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Original articles written by homart01

Photo by homart01

Edited and written for Trend Japan

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