Who should buy Adidas NMD_XR1 Winter

The high-top Adidas NMD_XR1 has a protective premium leather caging overlay and is ideal if you are looking for:

  • a sock-like fit shoe that provides a very comfortable and responsive cushioning to its wearers and keeps feet warm during cold.
  • a contemporary look sneaker, a toned-down design that works well with joggers and under-cuffed pants.

Adidas NMD_XR1 Winter logo

Insulation

This winterized design used a roller knit upper, ribbed collar, and welded seams to trap the heat inside the shoe keeping the feet well insulated under cold weather. The usual TPU rib caging is replaced by a premium leather midfoot shoelace system. It has a water-repellant finish that allows users to stay stylish during non-snowy winter. 

Adidas NMD_XR1 Winter sock like

Comfort of NMD_XR1 Winter

The Boost technology is a midsole construction made of foam pellets compressed together. And just like any NMD, this version has the much-favored Boost foam midsole that offers comfort to the feet. Inside the shoe is a thin layer of OrthoLite sock liner which keeps the feet dry and fresh inside this tight-fitting environment.

Adidas NMD_XR1 Winter toebox

Added stability and support

An inner heel counter creates additional support and stability to the shoe.

Adidas NMD_XR1 Winter front

Traction

It has the same thin rubber outsole seen in traditional NMDs with a tread pattern that increases its traction on flat surfaces.

Adidas NMD_XR1 Winter outsole

History of Adidas NMD_XR1 Winter

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.

Adidas NMD_XR1 Winter sole

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 cleatie collar, mesh upper, and welded seams to keep feet insulated during the cold seasons.

Adidas NMD_XR1 Winter upper

Along with six other Adidas Originals under the bright scarlet/ shock purple pack specially 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.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Adidas NMD_XR1
Style: Sporty, Sock
Top: High
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Adidas Nmd, Adidas Originals, Adidas Boost
Closure: Slip-on, Laces
Designed by: Nic Galway

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.