Facts

  • Top
    Top

    Low Top

    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

    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.

    High Top

    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.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Inspired from
    Inspired from

    Sports

    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.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Collaboration
    Collaboration

    Good to know

    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.

  • Collection
    Collection

    Good to know

    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.

  • Price
    Price
    $150
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Summary

We spent 7.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The BAPE x Adidas NMD_R1 is a really comfortable shoe, according to a majority of the reviewers.
  • A good number of users expressed that the shoe feels lightweight on the foot.
  • A handful of reviewers were highly appreciative of the shoe’s ability to go well with a variety of outfit choices.
  • A buyer can choose between the two iterations of the traditional “1st CAMO” colorways from BAPE when purchasing the shoe.
  • The NMD_R1 from the Adidas and BAPE collaboration is very light.
  • Grip on different surfaces is appreciated by quite a few.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some of the reviewers were not really impressed of the colorways of the BAPE x Adidas NMD_R1.
  • Several comments online stated that the shoe is fake.
  • The shoe is sold at a slightly expensive price.

Bottom line

This collaborative release of the Adidas NMD_R1 between Adidas and BAPE showcases the signature “1st CAMO” colorway from BAPE in two iterations of green/tan/brown and blue/burgundy/purple color combinations. The shoe also offers a great comfortable feeling on the foot due to the Adidas NMD’s traditional Boost midsole. With the shoe’s street fashion essence, it can be a good addition to one’s street style wardrobe.

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BAPE x Adidas NMD_R1 History

The Adidas NMD first saw the light of day back in the year 2015, following the release of the Yeezy Boost 350 and the Ultra Boost. Adidas said before the shoe was released and no one 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. 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 was released one after another, making its resale values to skyrocket, and the brand to continue to re-sell the product.

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 greatly sought after. One of the collaborative releases for the Adidas NMD is the BAPE x Adidas NMD_R1. This is another addition to the list of the BAPE and Adidas collaborations. In this version of the Adidas NMD, the shoe features the camouflage colorway pattern in two color combinations in which BAPE is greatly known for. This release allows the people to have additional choices when picking out a pair of the silhouette.

BAPE x Adidas NMD_R1 Style

The BAPE x Adidas NMD_R1 is one perfect shoe for a street-style fashion as it was mainly the function of the Adidas NMD silhouette. The stylish look of the shoe allows the wearer to use the shoe accordingly to any appropriate outfit choice they would pick. Though the shoe is made for a street style purpose, it can also be a good pick or a more casual use. The shoe goes well with a pair of skinny jeans, jogger jeans, and even a pair shorts. It would also look great when paired with cuffed pants.

Fit and Sizing

The fit of the BAPE x Adidas NMD_R1 is basically the same as the fit of the regular Adidas NMD_R1. It provides a comfortable fit to those with standard foot width. It may also not be really accommodating for those who do not have the average foot width. The shoe is only offered in men’s sizing which ranges from size 4 to size 14.5. However, women may purchase the shoe by reducing the men’s sizing with 1.5. Half sizes are also available for the shoe.

Notable Features

The camouflage pattern on the colorway of the BAPE x Adidas NMD_R1, which is a signature for BAPE, is what mostly caught the attention of the buyers. Though not everyone is more likely in favour of the color pattern, but it is mostly what the buyers see first. The comfortable feeling the shoe provides also receive some compliments from the wearers. They loved the feeling of like walking on clouds when they wear the BAPE x Adidas NMD_R1.

Additional Info

  • The shoe features the traditional flat laces.
  • The signature 3-stripes branding of Adidas can be seen on the side of the shoe in white.
  • A Bathing Ape branding on the heel pull tab of the shoe.