Who should buy the Adidas NMD_R1 v2

The pioneering look of NMD got a second version, without removing most of its iconic details and was unveiled in December 2019. This is definitely a must-have if you want:

  • A low-top shoe that has a snug fit
  • A shoe with responsive cushioning

Adidas NMD_R1 v2 three stripes

Adidas NMD_R1 v2 Style

The Adidas NMD_R1 V2 shoe is perfect for users craving a fresh new update to their favorite NMD series. This modern and streamlined sneaker flaunts a running-inspired look tweak to fit the sporty street style. The textile upper was added with several elements making it stand out from the rest of the NMD series.

Three Stripes offers Version 2 of NMD_R1 in several hues. Some of the most popular colorways are the cloud white/core black/cloud white, core black, core black/carbon, core black/gold metallic, and grey two/silver metallic/core black.

Adidas NMD_R1 v2 collar

There are countless ways to style this futuristic sneaker. One could pair this sneaker up with tattered skinny jeans with a brown shirt-jacket over a plain t-shirt. Some can also be spotted sporting this running-inspired sneaker with their tracksuit for the sporty ensemble. Some may also use this sneaker with dress pants and a crew-neck shirt. This will give a rugged elegance to one’s overall attire. 

Meanwhile, ladies may opt to style this sports-inspired kick with their skirts and dresses for a trendier look. Some may use this with their legging paired with oversized hoodies. A few women slip this sneaker on with denim shorts for a “laidback in style” look.

Adidas NMD_R1 v2 tongue

Stretchable textile upper

The stretchy textile upper hugs the feet snugly, giving a sock-like fit to its wearers.

Adidas NMD_R1 v2 textile upper

Secure rope-like laces

To further enhance the secure feel, like the majority of the lace-up sneakers, this model is reinforced with rope-like laces with iridescent details.

Adidas NMD_R1 v2 laces

Lightweight midsole Boost

This lightweight technology provides responsive cushioning while the plugs found on the midsole deliver stability and style.

Adidas NMD_R1 v2 midsole

Extended heel tab

This element boosts the stability of the heel while enhancing the overall style.

Adidas NMD_R1 v2 heel tab

Durable rubber outsole

The Adidas NMD_R1 V2 for men and women has a durable rubber outsole that provides a reliable grip on various surfaces.

Adidas NMD_R1 v2 outsole

TPU Boost cushioning technology

The Adidas Boost cushioning technology is made of TPU that compresses to absorb shock and returns to its original form to bounce energy back to its wearers.

Adidas NMD_R1 v2 lining

Adidas NMD_R1 v2 History

Heavily inspired by retro sneakers, such as Micro Pacer, Rising Star, and Boston Super, Adidas launched the NMD silhouette in 2015. This line was conceptualized by Nic Galway, guided by his vision of creating footwear with remarkable design fitting for the streets.

NMD stands for Nomad or people who are in constant travel and living without boundaries. Adidas and Galway engineered footwear that suits people who constantly move from one place to another. They collaborated in designing a shoe that people can wear without the hassle feeling of dragging something along.

Adidas NMD_R1 v2 upper material

The NMD series bridged the gap that separates fashion and sports. This line-up drastically changed the sneaker world, by creating a fresh look with a mash-up of comfort, durability, and revolutionary style and technology.

Adidas NMD_R1 v2 pull tab

Adidas NMD_R1: The first in the NMD series

The Adidas NMD_R1 or Runner displays the Boost midsole technology that delivers underfoot comfort and endless energy return to its wearers. Meanwhile, the textile upper hugs the foot easily, which further enhances the overall comfort and style.

What makes this sneaker more noticeable than the rest of its contemporary running-inspired kicks is its midsole plugs. These details not only deliver a one-off element but also provide stability to its users.

Adidas NMD_R1 v2 heel

The pioneering look of NMD got a second version, without removing most of its iconic details. Adidas unveiled Version 2 in December 2019, just before welcoming the new decade. This newer and fresher version dons a stretchy textile upper with a striking rubber overlay on the heel and lacing system. This model is also graced with an elastic heel pull tab that contains the wording "The Brand with the 3 Stripes" in various languages depending on the colorway.

Adidas NMD_R1 v2 rubber outsole

Facts / Specs

Style: Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Adidas Nmd, Adidas Originals, Adidas Boost
Closure: Slip-on, Laces
Material: Knit, Rubber Sole / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer

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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.