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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

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.