Facts

  • Top
    Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from
    Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collection
    Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    Price
    $140
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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.

5 reasons not to buy

  • A buyer didn’t like the white-colored Boost because it’s bound to get dirty on the trail.
  • 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.

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Adidas NMD_C1 Trail History

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.

Adidas NMD_C1 Trail Style

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.

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.

Notable Features

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.

Additional Info

  • 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.