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10 reasons to buy

  • Several individuals note that these sneakers are of high quality.
  • The Boost sole is one of its most excellent additions as it provides extra comfort, said a couple of reviewers.
  • Compared to its other version named the Adidas Wings + Horns NMD_R2, many preferred the Primeknit version since it is easier to style because of its casual appeal.
  • The Wings + Horns NMD_R2 PK is another great collaboration by Adidas Originals.
  • One specifically likes the muted gray colorway because it can match various outfits.
  • The fused edges and the baseball stitching infused on the upper makes the shoe stand out, according to several commenters.
  • The iteration of Primeknit used on these sneakers is different from the others. It is stretchier than the regular NMD Primeknits.A shopper was surprised that these sneakers are sitting and is not getting too much attention than expected.
  • An Adidas fan noted that he had never seen laces that felt premium and extremely soft.
  • The upper is described by some reviewers as very breathable and similar to mesh in terms of its look and feel.
  • One commenter particularly likes the detailing on the back.

2 reasons not to buy

  • According to an observer, for a collaboration sneaker, he feels that there is nothing too special about these.
  • A great number of those who have purchased the NMD's, including this sneaker, can feel the brick on the side of the shoe digging onto their arch.

Bottom line

The Adidas Wings + Horns NMD_R2 Primeknit comes in a light gray colorway contrasted with a white Boost outsole. The overall look of the shoe is fashion-forward yet minimal. More so, each detail of the shoe, from the baseball-like stitching of the upper, the texture of the Primeknit, the leather accent on the heel, and the texture of the Boost, all stand out in its own way. More than the general look of the shoe, its comfort is unparalleled, thanks to the Adidas technologies injected into it.

Facts

Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collaboration: Wings + Horns
Collection: Adidas NMD
Price: $180
Size
Small True to size Large
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The Primeknit upper of this Adidas Wings and Horns offers the feet an adaptive but secure fit. Matched with a traditional closure, it allows its users to customize the fit based on their preference. These sneakers are available in men's sizes measuring from 8-13.

The NMD range, since its release has been seen various upgrades and updates. The collaboration of Wings + Horns and Adidas Originals displays the two-fold perspective and the supreme quality the brand has been known for. The NMD_R2 Primeknit features a primal yet contemporary aesthetic of the NMD's. Along with the leather-crafted rendition, these sneakers come in a one-piece muted gray colorway with laser-cut perforations promoting airflow and maximum breathability. The exposed tonal stitching on the upper gives it a primal appeal and gives additional texture.

Even though the silhouette of the Wings + Horns NMD_R2 Primeknit comes in a very minimalist and simplistic low-top silhouette, each detail stands out, and all come with a purpose. Like the NMD_R2, these sneakers come with a Primeknit upper and Boost sole, which provides maximum energy return because of its responsive cushioning system.

Being one of the largest athletic footwear brands in the world, Adidas has developed a long list of collaborations. It enriches the brand into having fresh ideas and helps the company keep up with the ever-changing trends.

From opposing but complementing perspectives, the menswear label Wings + Horns was born. With influences of Japan and Canada and a name that depicts the struggle of good and evil, this brand became reputable for its dual disposition. Launched in 2004, the label became known for its quality materials and craftsmanship that applies technique, detail, and discipline. Their contemporary aesthetic focusing on precision and simplicity makes their designs stands out.

The Spring/Summer 2017 collection of Adidas Originals and Wings + Horns is not the first for the brand. The brand has been known for its series of collaborations like the deconstructed New Balance vintage trainers and the Decade Parka for Canada Goose.

  • The Adidas Wings + Horns NMD_R2 Primeknit was released on April 27, 2017, along with the rest of the collection.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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