Verdict from 6.6 hours of research from the internet

6 reasons to buy

  • The majority of buyers loved the Nice Kicks x Adidas NMD's combination of the Primeknit upper and Boost technology which brings great comfort.
  • A few reviewers said that the shoe is fairly true to size.
  • Consumers can switch up as the Nice Kicks x Adidas NMD package has a default red lace with the addition of two laces colored black and white.
  • Some reviewers claimed that the Nice Kicks x Adidas NMD looks better up close than in the photos.
  • Most reviewers liked the red print tie dye and the black dye-stripes which give the sneakers a fantastic effect.
  • The shoe is very light.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The Nice Kicks x Adidas NMD is ultra expensive.
  • It's a product collaboration that's sold in very limited quantities.
  • Potential buyers should be careful as there are multitudes of online retailers offering fake models.

Bottom line

Nice Kicks x Adidas NMD is a great addition to one's sneaker collection and an excellent lifestyle shoe. Adidas has combined the Primeknit and Boost technologies to bring a shoe that's comfortable and great for daily use. The extra laces allow users to match the sneakers with the color of their outfit.

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 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.

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.

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

  • 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.
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.