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8 reasons to buy

  • Numerous reviewers gave positive remarks on the comfort of the Adidas Neighborhood Chop Shop sneaker.
  • Several customers are pleased with the all-black monochromatic colorway with a TPU zigzag sheet on heel inspired by Shinsengumi's team symbol flag.
  • Quite a good number of users say they are happy with the responsive cushioning of the Adidas x Neighborhood collaboration.
  • One commenter noted how well-thought and executed was the Chop Shop collaboration making them highly coveted.
  • The Primeknit upper’s mesh panels made the Adidas Chop Shop NBHD kick breathable and ventilated.
  • A couple of commenters say the low-top shoes are worth styling as they get a lot of compliments after wearing them with streetwear.
  • The minimalist street-style design and detailing of the Adidas x NBHD Chop Shop convinced many people to purchase these shoes.
  • One reviewer finds the white shark tooth print visually appealing on the solid color black upper.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some buyers commented that they would prefer buying other boost-soled designs from Adidas that are cheaper compared to this low-top collaboration.
  • One commenter says he would prefer the Adidas NMD R1 collaboration with Neighborhood when it comes to aesthetics and overall look.
  • A reviewer complained that the front rubber sole part thin out and risked detaching from the Primeknit upper when the shoes are overused.

Bottom line

The collaboration between Japanese street-style brand Neighborhood and Adidas Originals has resulted in promising Japanese minimalism with the beautiful shark tooth accents. The iconic Adidas Campus was given modern styling with the Chop Shop detail while ultra-responsive Boost midsole cushioning delivers comfort that lasts all day.

While it is difficult to cop with its limited release and steep $200 price, many collectors are raving about this model with shark-tooth styling by the Tokyo-based label.  All these street-style elements are enough to keep sneakerheads hyped with the latest collab.

Facts

Top: Low
Inspired from: Football
Collaboration: Neighborhood
Collection: Adidas Originals
Price: $200
Colorways: Black
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While the Adidas Neighborhood Chop Shop is a low-top men’s sneaker, women may opt to buy these kicks by buying 1.5 sizes down of this medium width low-top kicks. Available sizes range from size 4 to 14.5 with half-sizing available for accurate fitting.

These street-style sneakers epitomize the Japanese aesthetics placed creatively in the Chop Shop silhouette. The result is a sneaker that merges well with a black jogger and a bomber jacket similar to the apparel line that was also launched at the same time as Tokyo-based streetwear label Neighborhood started releasing the Adidas sneakers.

Motorcycle-loving swagger has never been these casual with the Adidas Neighborhood Chop Shop. Wear them in informal gatherings at daytime for that crisp look that transitions smoothly through the night as its black colorway mixed with white shark tooth accents transition seamlessly to nigh activities like club hopping or a night of poker with friends.

Regarding technology, the Adidas Neighborhood Chop Shop uses advanced sneaker materials used in premium low-top sneakers from the German brand. These materials include the Primeknit material that assures comfort, durability, lightweight, and breathable uppers. The shoe also boasts of an ultra-responsive Boost sole material. Regarding styling, the limited edition low-top kick has a collaborative logo at the tongue, white shark tooth accents, and heel back, and Shinsengumi's team symbol flag on the heel patch that reflects the Japanese street style influence effortlessly.

With a vast archive of performance shoes in the Adidas Originals portfolio, the Chop Shop which we know today is heavily influenced by the Adidas Campus released in 1958. The heritage design of Campus was given a modern look with a revamped design and materials we now call as the Chop Shop with its shark-tooth accents at the back.

The modern silhouette of the Campus came from the earlier released Adidas Tournament in the early 1970s. Then in the 1980s, the low-top court sneaker transitioned from the courts into the skateboard scene in the 1980s and was renamed the Adidas Campus.

The Adidas Campus slowly climbed the ladder of sneaker popularity with hip-hop communities embraced the low-tops with the likes of Brooklyn group The Beastie Boys wearing these iconic kicks. Now moving forward a few decades later, the low-top design was given white shark tooth accents and given the moniker Chop Shop.

As part of the Adidas’ reaching out to Asian sneaker markets and growing fashion scene in 2018, the German brand collaborated with Tokyo-based street-style label Neighborhood. The brand was founded in 1994 by Shinsuke Takizawa. The influential Japanese label has gained fame for its motorcycle-inspired apparel with contemporary design influences that range from work wear, military, Native American, counterculture among other streetwear themes. The brand in February 2018 released four collaborative designs that include NMD R1 PK, I-5923, Gazelle Super, and Chop Shop silhouettes.

  • Exclusive collaborative Adidas x Neighborhood logo at tongue.
  • Ultra-responsive Boost midsole cushioning is protected by a thin rubber outsole material.
  • Nubuck overlays and signature three-stripes over the Primeknit upper.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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