Who should buy BAPE x Adidas NMD_1

BAPE x Adidas NMD_1 is a great choice for people that are looking for slip-on sneakers perfect for street style fashion, as well as casual clothing styles.

BAPE x Adidas NMD_R1 logo

Walking on clouds in BAPE x Adidas NMD_1

The comfortable feeling the shoe provides also receives some compliments from the wearers. They loved the feel of ‘like walking on clouds when they wear the low-top BAPE x Adidas NMD_R1.

BAPE x Adidas NMD_R1 front

History of BAPE x Adidas NMD_1

BAPE is a Japanese clothing brand founded in 1993 by Nigo in Ura-Harajuku. BAPE and Adidas utilized the silhouette of the NMD in their collaboration. 

BAPE x Adidas NMD_R1 back

The Adidas NMD first saw the light of day back in the year 2015, following the release of the Yeezy Boost 350 as well as the Ultra Boost. Adidas said before the shoe was released and no one knew what it looked like yet, that it was a combination of the three sneakers from their archives namely the Boston Super, Rising Star, and the Micropacer.

BAPE x Adidas NMD_R1 sole

The silhouette was introduced through an event held in New York City, and they immediately got sold out after being released. The shoe was also considered to be one of the brand’s most talked about sneakers. Various colorways of the shoe were released one after another, making its resale values skyrocket, and the brand continues to re-sell the product.

BAPE x Adidas NMD_R1 collar

The silhouette also has witnessed various iterations and collaborative releases as well. Along with these iterations is the one with a Primeknit upper and a Boost midsole and the one with a mesh upper and a Boost midsole. Both of these variations of the Adidas NMD are much sought after.

Facts / Specs

Style: Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collaboration: BAPE
Collection: Adidas Nmd, Adidas Originals, Adidas Boost
Closure: 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.