Facts

  • 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

    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
    Nice Kicks

    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

    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
    $170
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Fit & Sizing 

The Nice Kicks x Adidas NMD is available in men's sizing only. Sizes range from 5.5 to 13. The sneakers are offered in limited quantities and sold out in most online retailers, so potential buyers might find it hard to find their exact size.

Nice Kicks x Adidas NMD Style

Nice Kick's On-Foot Look shots reveal that the Nice Kicks x Adidas NMD looks fantastic with a variety of outfits. It matches the casual T-shirt and jeans as well as cream-colored pants and hoodies. The pair is also great with an all-black getup.

Since it features a sock-like upper, the reviewers recommended buyers to get a half size down because a tight fit looks better.

Notable Features

On its own, the NMD silhouette is already a very prime aspect of the shoe that is hard not to recognize. The NMD is considered by sneaker experts as the best shoe during the past year, hence its ubiquity. In this version, Nice Kick’s artistic influence is clearly represented by the red and black colors that give the shoe a very unique and charismatic look.

Nice Kicks x Adidas NMD History

The Nice Kicks x Adidas NMD is a nice addition to the brand’s NMD collection. It uses the NMD Runner PK as its silhouette. The original model is a low-top running shoe with a single-piece Primeknit upper atop a Boost sole. Originally released in December 2015, it currently stands as one of the most popular running shoe.

Adidas collaborated with an American sneaker store and blog Nice Kicks to create the Nice Kicks x Adidas NMD. The blog began in 2006 with the goal of delivering accurate and reliable information to sneaker enthusiasts. In 2010, Nice Kicks expanded by opening its first store in Austin, Texas. The company also brings sneaker-related video content through its Kicks on Court and Sneak Peak series.

The Nice Kicks x Adidas NMD was released on February 6, 2016 via Nice Kick's San Francisco store and its online store ShopNiceKicks.com.

Additional Info

  • Every component and stitch of the original silhouette of the Nice Kicks x Adidas NMD have a function.
  • The shoe has no lining or reinforcements so it's the elements of the upper that give structure to the Primeknit.
  • The heel mustache is not merely an iconic reference. It allows the shoe to not have reinforcements in the interior.
  • Blocking provides stability. It's the element that makes the sneakers recognizable from afar.

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