Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.
Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.
Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.
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Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.
Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.
Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.
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Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.
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A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.
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Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.
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The shoe is exclusively offered in men’s sizing which ranges from 4.5 to 13. Ladies who want to cop can go 1.5 down from their usual shoe size. The shoe runs true to size.
The Adidas White Mountaineering NMD_R1 Trail Primeknit is a shoe that seamlessly marries outdoor and urban inspirations into one excellently designed pair. Its minimal yet detailed design offers a subtle yet profound aesthetic. Pair it with joggers and a shirt for the ultimate casual athleisure outfit or dress it up in chinos and polo shirts for a more dashing option.
The pair's upper is crafted from Primeknit for a sock-like fit and breathability. TPU overlays are put in strategic places to offer more support and structure. A pull-tab is placed on the heel as an aid when putting the shoe on.
It features the brand's Boost technology for a responsive cushioning and, lastly, the outsole's traction features hiking boot-inspired pattern and structure for that extra grip.
White Mountaineering is a Japanese streetwear label known for its outdoor inspired and minimally designed merchandise. The brand is based in Tokyo and was founded by Yosuke Aizawa in 2006. The company flawlessly combines performance-based features with a stylish aesthetic for fashion. They are hailed for being detail-oriented and having exceptional knowledge of utilitarian products.
Adidas first released the NMD in December 2015 under the label's street-focused Originals category. It is the first shoe to feature the brand's Boost technology. The NMD drew attributes from three previous styles: the Micro Pacer, Rising Star, and the Boston Super, but was upgraded to a Primeknit upper and Boost midsole which became an entirely new product.
The "NMD" stands for nomads, which means people that are always on the move without anything holding them back. With this concept in mind, the Adidas NMD was built for travelers who seek a pair of light, flexible, and compressible shoe to take with them wherever they go.
Since its release, the NMD has been one of the most sought-after kicks and has been dubbed as an "icon in the making." It received multiple reinterpretations through different collaborations with artists, stores, and designers. Some of these notable collaborations are with Bape, Nice Kicks, United Arrows, and White Mountaineering.
Adidas and White Mountaineering first announced their partnership in 2015 and had released two collections together since. Their latest collection was introduced in early 2017, and this includes the Adidas White Mountaineering NMD_R1 Trail Primeknit shoe. This pair received an upgraded hiking boot-inspired outsole and some reinforcements for its upper. It is available in multiple colorways.
- The shoe is available in D – Medium width.
- The insoles are not removable.
- The shoe’s insoles feature a suede-like texture for a premium feel.
- The pair is also known as the “Adidas White Mountaineering NMD Trail PK.” PK stands for Primeknit.