Summary

We spent 6.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • A couple of reviewers loved the clean appearance of the Adidas NMD_C1 Trail.
  • A video reviewer observed that when the pair is placed side by side, the heel counter has an inward diagonal pattern which gives the shoe flow and is aesthetically pleasing from behind.
  • Some users said that the shoe looks better in person than in pictures.
  • The Boost midsole has energy-returning properties that charge each step with an infinite supply of fast and light energy.
  • Most Adidas NMD_C1 Trail owners are impressed with the ridged outsole which provides excellent traction on the trail.
  • The heel counter adds a pop of color to these kicks.
  • It is a reasonably priced shoe.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The absence of a padding makes it less comfy as noted by a couple of sneaker enthusiasts.
  • A tester claims that the collar digs into the heel, making the shoe uncomfortable.
  • It takes some time to break the shoe in according to a wearer.
  • It doesn’t have much lockdown because the laces are high up.

Bottom line

For people looking for a nice and clean shoe that’s ready to brave the trail, the Adidas NMD_C1 Trail is recommended. The Boost sole provides excellent energy return when a user is on a hike or on a climb.

With the excellent traction of the outsole, the user is ready to walk on different grounds, whether wet or dry. But if potential buyers prefer a good amount cushioning, this may not be the shoe for them.

Facts

Top: Mid
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Adidas NMD
Price: $140
Colorways: Grey
Size
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The Adidas NMD_C1 Trail is offered in men’s sizing. The shoe is available from size 5 to 13. These kicks fairly run true to size. The upper has a sock-like construction so it has a snug feel on the foot. The lockdown is only around the ankle. The foot is supported by the leather heel counter of the shoe.

The Adidas NMD_C1 Trail has a rugged style that embodies the Adidas innovation at its best. It is a combination of trail-inspired construction and contemporary performance style. The upper made of nylon rests atop a responsive Boost midsole and a beefy, ribbed outsole. It goes well with a variety of outfits from casual to smart casual.

Since it’s a shoe designed for the trail, most buyers were keen on the Adidas NMD_C1 Trail outsole that gives excellent traction. It can be walked on slippery grounds. It’s a great shoe to wear during the fall and winter seasons.

The Adidas NMD_C1 Trail is a refashioned version of the NMD Chukka. Made to outlast outdoor environments and the unpredictable weather, the shoe was launched on October 1, 2016. Its outsole has a rugged traction, which allows hiking, proper climbing and other activities of the outdoorsy.

The NMD Chukka is a luxe rework of the NMD under Adidas Originals. It has a mid-cut design featuring a premium suede upper that was launched in red and black. It features a Boost technology application in white hue to contrast the upper.

  • The Adidas NMD_C1 Trail features a nylon upper that stretches and is accented with a waxed suede heel.
  • It has a comfortable textile lining.
  • It features an NMD aesthetic exhibited through the insert plugs made of molded EVA.

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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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