Adidas NMD_R1 STLT Parley Primeknit History
Adidas' veteran designers Nic Galway, the man behind the Tubulars and Yeezys, thought of creating footwear designed not for any specific sport but for the daily grind on the city streets. He visualized a shoe design that can be recognized from afar for its unique profile and stylish flair.
Galway started conceptualizing by uncovering some popular designs from the Adidas' library such as Micro Pacer, Rising Star, and the Boston Super. The team inserted simple and minimalist design to it and came up with the NMD silhouette.
NMD was introduced to the public in 2015 and surprisingly became a sensational line. NMD stands for Nomad or members of a community that travels from one place to another. This is essentially the idea of Galway to create footwear for people who are in constant travel. He engineered a shoe that would definitely fit the lifestyle of Nomads - a lifestyle without boundaries.
Because of the style and comfort of the NMD, it turned as one of the sought-after pairs in the market. Adidas keeps on launching various versions of NMD in the market to keep up with the demand from the market and its followers excited.
The Adidas NMD_R1 was the first ever model under the umbrella of NMD line. This sneaker was stirred from various running kicks of Adidas, remodeled to suit the casual city vibe. Adidas incorporated Boost tech on its midsole to provide utmost comfort with style. Also, the upper is made of exceptional soft material that hugs the foot snugly.
Just like any seasonal pair, the NMD _R1 played down after years of reigning the sneakers market. Despite the died down popularity, Adidas Originals unveiled several versions of the NMD_R1 and one of it is the NMD_R1 STLT Primeknit.
Adidas NMD_R1 STLT Primeknit
This version was introduced in December 2017 and used the ultra-adaptive and breathable Primeknit on its upper with the striking floating laces. Three Stripes introduced various colorways in the market to boost the thrill of its followers and fanatics.
The Adidas NMD_R1 STLT PK kept all the essential elements of its ancestor, such as lightness, versatility, and minimalist appeal perfect for the on-the-go users. This running-inspired kick surely looks best when paired up with any casual attire.
Adidas x Parley
Parley and Adidas began their partnership several years ago and since then several followers have been appealing for a follow-up collab using the NMD silhouette. This partnership aims to clean up the wastes from the ocean, one sneaker at a time. In an effort to do more to save the environment, they are releasing more iterations using the non-biodegradable materials found in our oceans.
To curb the pieces of plastic found on the ocean, several silhouettes were created using recovered plastic bottles. The latest iteration is the Adidas NMD_R1 STLT Parley PK, launched in 2018. This special collaboration came up with an iteration that aims to look stylish while saving the ocean from waste.
The Parley x Adidas NMD_R1 STLT Primeknit features a Primeknit upper interwoven with Parley strands in blue, which are made of yarn made of recycled plastic bottles intercepted from the beaches and coastal. The Boost midsole maximizes the comfort by giving endless energy return to its wearers.