Adidas NMD_CS2 Primeknit History
Adidas is a portmanteau of the founder’s name “Adi” from the nickname of Adolf and “Das” from the last name Dassler. Headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany, the company was established in 1949 after Adi Dassler had his fall out with his brother Rudolf Dassler which happened to be the founder of the Puma brand. Currently, the Adidas brand is the largest manufacturer of sportswear in Europe while, next to Nike, it was the second largest in the world.
Apart from Adidas shoes, the brand was also known and followed by patrons for their accessories, clothing, and apparel which they design and manufacture. Bought from a Finnish sports company in 1952, the branding of Adidas, which is the Three Stripes logo that is used not only on the company’s shoe design but also clothing as a marketing aid, became so successful. Over the years, it has released a myriad of revolutionary footwear, like the collection of Adidas NMD shoes that not only offer performance but delivers comfort to its users. Among those innovative sneakers is the low-top Adidas NMD_CS2 Primeknit.
The Adidas NMD CS2 Primeknit Core sneaker is the updated version of the NMD_CS1, but this time, its design is inspired by Japan which manifests in the Primeknit upper. With its premium, pioneering and progressive design, the shoe maintains its relevance in modern-day streetwear. The shoe is embellished with simple lines and applied with innovative construction to create a new flavor on the collection-inspired style. It provides modern comfort with the application of the Boost technology.
Looking at the collar of the NMD_CS2 Primeknit, people will notice that wraparound design that looks like a Kimono. It also has a sock-like construction and the Boost technology for a responsive and energized ride.
The shoe debuted in April 2017. It has also been used as a canvas for an Adidas collaboration with international women’s sneaker supplier Naked and Ronnie Fieg’s streetwear retailer KITH. This project is part of the Sneaker Exchange Consortium. It is a collaboration that debuted in March 2017 with two colorways such as the Sandstone and Pink. It was released and became available via Naked, KITH and select Adidas retailers around the world.
The NMD_CS2 Primeknit is part of the NMD collection by the Herzo footwear giant. When Adidas teased this product, they said that it took its cues from three sneakers from their old collection—the Rising Star, Micropacer and Boston Super. Adidas finally opened the curtains to present the shoe to the public in a big event in New York City. And when it finally debuted at the end of 2015, the shoes were sold out.
In the entire history of Adidas, the NMD became the most-talked-about shoe. The footwear company eventually produced it in multiple colorways. Initially, people feared that the NMD would go down the path of ZX Flux—a shoe that became extremely popular until it’s so common that people started to lose interest. Fortunately, this wasn’t the case for the NMDs. Release after release, the excitement of the consumers heightened. The resale value of the NMD rose, with the original playing around a thousand dollars.
The hype for the shoe thrives. Long lines formed whenever there’s a new style of the NMD. Adidas even claimed that 400,000 pairs were sold in just one day. According to Stadium Goods co-owner John McPheters, people were actually buying the shoe to wear it—it’s not just something for one’s expansion of sneaker collection.
Among the typically bought versions are the NMDs with a Primeknit upper and a Boost sole that’s sold at 170 USD. Like most of the Adidas NMD shoes in the Adidas Originals line, this iteration is available a myriad of colorways that men and women can choose from are:
- Core Black/ Carbon/ Red, Red/ Black
- Core Black/ Footwear White
- Core Black/ Carbon/ Shopin
- Linen/ Running White
- Trace Green/ Trace Green/ Trace Pink
- White/ White/ White
- Black/ Black/ White