Adidas NMD_XR1 Winter Style
The Adidas NMD_XR1 Winter has a thick mesh upper that shelters the feet from the cold temperature. The dual layer of mesh on the forefoot and a single layer of it that go up to its extended bootie collar keep heat from escaping out of the shoe. The upper can repel light drops of water as it utilizes a closely knitted mesh which is different from the soft, modern version proprietary Adidas technology called the Primeknit.
Overall, its style, resembling the Adidas Tubular Doom, provides a contemporary look and a much toned down design than thickly layered winter boots. It works well with joggers and under cuffed pants. It insulates the feet during fall, autumn, and winter months yet its rubbery outsole offer traction only on non-snowy, non-slushy, or non-icy grounds.
Adidas NMD_XR1 Winter History
Adidas topped the sneaker listings when it dropped a revolutionary and urban street appropriate release, the NMD in December 2015. The initial NMD offering made of a black upper, white sole with blue and red plugs immediately changed the landscape for the Three-Stripe brand as this model instantly captured the hearts of sneaker loving generation.
The NMD which is short for “nomad” is built as an urban streetwear sneaker, designed for the traveling feet. Its winning asset lies on the full-length cushioning underneath the feet. Called the Boost feature, this innovative cushioning technology is marveled for its super bouncy feel.
Others describe it as if having the feeling of walking on clouds. Visually, this support unit looks like tiny marshmallows melded together. On a broader spectrum, it puts significant relief off the feet due to its ability to disperse impact on a wide area.
The positive response on the NMD_R1 OG pushed the brand to come up with a series of upper modifications to suit the varying needs of consumers. Among the variations produced by Adidas are the clean and laceless City Sock (CS) with Primeknit upper; the cageless midfoot Runner (R); and the technical runner-inspired trail (XR) shoe with a rib shoelace cage on the quarter.
The brand also came up with designs suitable for the colder seasons. The NMD R1 series received a winter-ready variety named the Adidas NMD_R1 Wool Heel. Its upper is made of conventional knit mesh with a wool fabric on the rear end. Not too long later, the Three Stripes unveiled the Adidas NMD_XR1 Winter in gray colorway made with an extended bootie collar, mesh upper, and welded seams to keep feet insulated during the cold seasons.
Along with six other Adidas Originals under the bright Scarlet/ Shock Purple pack especially made for 2017 Winter, the Three Stripes label dropped a flashy and attention-grabbing version of the NMD_XR1 Winter. Like other silhouettes under this identically colored collection, the winterized XR1 has breathable membranes and sock-like upper construction.