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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 9.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • An overwhelming majority of those who have worn a pair of the Adidas NMD_R1 Primeknit shoes express their willingness to recommend the pair to those who are important to them.
  • A good number of purchasers vouch for the durability of this pair of shoes that hail from the camp of the Three Stripes.
  • The Primeknit upper really delivers because a lot of wearers say that this shoe hugs their feet like a sock, and they love it.
  • This shoe comes in a wide variety of colors; so, the style-conscious will have fun not only in wearing it but also in choosing the right hue for them.
  • The Adidas NMD_R1 Primeknit almost always gets a perfect five from many purchasers.
  • A lot of wearers say that this pair of shoes really is stylish, and at least one of them thinks that these shoes have a unique look that make it stand out from the rest.
  • Its simple construction really works to the Adidas NMD_R1 Primeknit’s advantage because a handful of buyers really appreciate its lightness.
  • Because of the Boost in the midsole, a lot of reviewers say that this model really is good for exercising.
  • A good number of wearers declare that the Adidas NMD_R1 Primeknit is easily among the most comfortable shoes that they have ever worn.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A number of purchasers feel that the Adidas NMD_R1 Primeknit runs at least half a size larger than expected, so new buyers are strongly advised to adjust accordingly.
  • While they are happy with their purchase, quite a few buyers still think that this pair of shoes is a bit too expensive.
  • At least one reviewer expressed his frustration about how difficult it is to remove dirt from the Primeknit upper of this model.

Bottom line

Even if the Adidas NMD_R1 Primeknit is on the upper part of the scale when it comes to price, the benefits that one gets from owning and wearing it are still overwhelming. A lot of people love its stylishness, and they think that it is its unique construction makes it stand out from the rest. There are also those who vouch for this model’s durability, so there is a very good chance that there will be a very good return of investment.

Those who are looking for comfort will never be disappointed because a good number of reviewers hail the Adidas NMD_R1 Primeknit as among the most comfortable shoes that they have ever worn. Given all this, it wouldn’t be surprising if buyers find it hard to resist this product from the camp of the Three Stripes.


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Adidas NMD_R1 Primeknit History

It was in December of 2015 when Adidas finally made available to the public an entirely new silhouette that has come to be known as the Adidas NMD. One of its features is the Primeknit on the upper, and on the midsole it uses the Energy Boost, which many argue as one of the most successful cushioning systems available in the market to date.

Speaking about his new creation, Adidas VP for Global Design Nic Galway says that the NMD is a graceful attempt at integrating the successes of the past, the idiosyncrasies of the present, and the optimism with which he and his team view the future. This new silhouette takes design cues from several Adidas classics such as the Micropacer, Rising Star, and the Boston Super.

But it does not at all resemble any of those models, however, because it only carries over their most salient essences to make an entirely new look. The new silhouette is made even more relevant by its being paired with the most effective Adidas technologies thus far.

Galway says that the name NMD is a codified reference to the nomad, which primarily is the intended master of this shoe. The shoe is indeed for one who never stays in one place for long, for one who explores endlessly and therefore in need of a reliable partner that effectively supports their every stride.

The NMD has since been reproduced using other materials. The Adidas NMD_R1 Primeknit is one of the closest to the original in material, look, and feel.

Adidas NMD_R1 Primeknit Style

Like what it does for many Adidas models that use it, the Primeknit also endows this shoe with a neat silhouette that many fall in love with. Specifically designed for people on the go, the Adidas NMD_R1 Primeknit sports a look that is always ready for the streets.

Fit & Sizing

The Adidas NMD_R1 Primeknit is a stylish shoe that compliments the lifestyle of men and women on the go. It comes in sizes 5.5 to 10.5 for women, and sizes 5 to 14 for men. The one-piece Primeknit upper is said to hug the foot like a sock; so, as long the buyer picks the right size, there shouldn’t be any problem with snugness.

Notable Features

The Adidas NMD_R1 Primeknit is best known for its one-piece upper that is made of--what else?--Adidas Primeknit. It gives it that sleek look especially when worn, making it a stylishly versatile piece that goes well with almost any fashion ensemble.

The use of the Energy Boost on the midsole is also a good move. It gives the Adidas NMD_R1 Primeknit a significant increase in responsiveness, making it a good workout shoe.

Additional Info

  • The inside of the Adidas NMD_R1 Primeknit is lined with breathable textile to ensure the wearer’s experience of maximum comfort.
  • The stitching pattern of the Primeknit upper is inspired by the traditional Sashiko way.
  • The shoe has a molded heel patch.
  • The Adidas NMD_R1 Primeknit has molded EVA midsole plugs for a unique aesthetic effect.
  • A pull tab in the heel allows for easy slip on.
  • Adidas varies the upper theme of the NMD_R1 Primeknit. A Japanese-inspired upper on one of the models is one of the most sought-after versions in the market.
  • Another popular model uses a camo graphic in the upper.
  • The regular version of the NMD_R1 uses a stretch mesh for those who want something other than the Primeknit variation.