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7 reasons to buy

  • Several users find the stretchy and flexible Primeknit material more textured and beautifully constructed.
  • Majority of users of the Adidas x Neighborhood I-5923 find the suede material detailing smooth and supple compared to original Iniki Runner.
  • Most buyers observe that the minimalist shoe design exceptionally reflects Neighborhood’s Shinsuke Takizawa’s aesthetics.
  • Many users felt the midsole to be bouncier and more comfortable than the I-5923, NMDs, and UltraBoosts. 
  • A few reviewers comment that although the $200 retail price is expensive, many sneaker fans still think they are a reasonable purchase because of the quality.
  • Compared to other Adidas Originals shoes released in the Neighborhood collaboration, some customers preferred buying the I-5923 compared to the NMD R1 Primeknit, Chop Shop and Gazelle.
  • Some reviewers think this collaboration is sturdier than regular release because of the TPU heel that keeps the back structured and protected.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some say the minimal padding at the collar of the Adidas x Neighborhood I-5923 is similar to earlier designs which could have been improved.
  • A handful of buyers think the design would have been better if insoles are removable.
  • Several reviewers say they had to go a half-size down as the sneaker tend to be broader as compared to the earlier released, the Adidas I-5923.

Bottom line

The Adidas x Neighborhood I-5923 is the perfect collaborative kick to boost your way to style. The Japanese aesthetics are evident from top to bottom from the minimalist black and white theme to the clean silhouette of the often-rare black boost midsole that offers superior cushioning.

With premium materials like smooth suede and adaptable Primeknit for a relaxed and comfortable upper, the Adidas x Neighborhood collaboration has the right details at the right places.


Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collaboration: Neighborhood
Collection: Adidas Originals
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Rubber Sole, Suede
Technology: Boost
Price: $200
Colorways: Black, Green
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The Adidas Neighborhood I-5923 has a Primeknit material on its upper that adjusts well to the contours of the feet. A setback though is its lack of a removable insole. But despite this, the fit remains cozy with ample cushioning at the interiors and the comfortable Boost midsole. 

The favorite collaborative sneaker comes in men’s sizes but can also be bought by women by ordering 1.5 sizes down the available sizes. Keeping the feet secured is the attached tongue and standard shoelaces.

One of the standout designs among the four popular Adidas models that were recently given a street-style overhaul by Neighborhood, the Adidas Neighborhood I-5923 has a sleek silhouette in pliant Primeknit and suede overlays. The superlative style treatment did not only involve footwear as its release also coincided with Spring/Summer 2018 apparel and clothing releases of the Japanese brand.

The Core Black/ Footwear White colorway combo pairs well with the Neighborhood apparel with its adaptive Primeknit with texturized effect and suede overlays at the front mudguard, back heel, and three-stripes and printed collaborative branding in one of the stripes. Further keeping the aesthetics on point is the "NBHD" print on the left heel patch and  "BRGD" print on right heel patch. The black and white footwear combo of the Adidas Neighborhood I-5923 also results in versatile styling options for daytime and nighttime looks inspired by the Japanese streetwear brand. Complete your daily look with limited edition shirts, joggers, and bomber jackets from Neighborhood for that sleek Asian swagger.

The Adidas Neighborhood I-5923 is a right utilitarian design treatment for the 1970s running shoe that inspired the contemporary Iniki Runner. Be ready to flaunt your way in style in the busy streets and subways of your city as if transporting you to the bustling Tokyo metropolis while doing your daily commute as you put on your limited Adidas Neighborhood I-5923 sneaker.

The Adidas x Neighborhood collaboration boasts of Primeknit material in the upper for lightweight flexibility and breathability. Primeknit method digitally knits the entire upper in just one piece allowing shoe manufacturers to fine-tune the exact amount of flexibility and support needed while reducing waste in the production process. An added feature is the premium suede overlay that holds the sneaker together while the Thermoplastic Urethane or TPU cage adds support and stability to the back heel. Regarding cushioning, the sneaker comes with signature Boost technology at the midsole that promises a bouncier feel and excellent cushioning while also promising higher energy return.

Weeks before it was dropped on February 24, 2018, several sneaker fans were already anticipating the release of the  Adidas x Neighborhood I-5923 together with the Adidas NMD R1 Primeknit, the famous Japanese streetwear brand gave chop Shop and Gazelle Super a new look.

Neighborhood’s inspiration behind the sleek and minimalist design of the Adidas x Neighborhood I-5923 is the rich Japanese history, modern streetwear, and motorcycle culture. The design also reflects which has been a trademark of the brand’s founder Shinsuke Takizawa who started the street-style brand in the Harajuku neighborhood and continues to display his creative genius in their new Shibuya district headquarters.

Adidas Originals has kept the old-school vibe and sportswear heritage of the Iniki Runner that is now called as the I-5923 much to the annoyance of its early followers. Tinkering with the Neighborhood subculture influences of black and white shades and progressive utilitarian cuts, the sleek design of the Adidas x Neighborhood I-5923 sneaker boasts of the trademark Boost midsole.  While Boost has been earlier used in the standard version of the I-5923, the black midsole, often only used in limited edition sneakers gives it a beautiful spin with Neighborhood accents on the sides, tongue and at the heel back completing the utilitarian look.

The sleek contemporary design on the I-5923 sneaker silhouette remains true to  Adidas x Neighborhood I-5923 ’s blacked-out aesthetic by combining Primeknit constructions with soft and supple suede overlays. The collaboration also coincided with other Spring/Summer apparel released aside from footwear.

  • No removable insole but instead an Adidas and Neighborhood graphic is stitched on at the interiors.
  • The standard white outsole with Adidas at the bottom sole has a reliable grip and traction ideal for walking with Adidas branding at the lower outsole
  • Adidas and Neighborhood branding logo on the Primeknit tongue with a printed signature Trefoil logo as part of the complete brand detail.
  • "NBHD" print on left heel patch "BRGD" print on right heel patch, and "NEIGHBORHOOD" print on one of the suede three-stripes with the zigzag
  • Textile tongue and collar lining with synthetic suede sockliner cover and mudguard.


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.