JD Sports is the Only Place to Cop the Transformative adidas NMD_R1 V2 ‘Japan’Release: 20 November 2020
The adidas NMD_R1 V2 is the latest iteration of the mesh bootie and BOOST sole template made famous by the 2015 predecessor. This 2020 update retains many fan-favourite features, while also adding some ergonomic twists and clear callouts to the design’s international influences – mainly the hi-tech and sneakerhead metropolis that is Japan.
From the ground up, the NMD_R1 V2’s full-length BOOST midsole still gently tapers into the upper, and adi have updated the contrasting heel and forefoot blocks with a matching chamfered edge. Up top is where most of the updates are found. Two types of mesh comprise the bootie upper, each featuring different weaves for targeted ventilation. And the eyelet hardware has been streamlined and extended for even more fit customisation. The seamless welded upper reinforcements pioneered by sleek silhouettes such as the NMD make a return here as an idiosyncrasy. Finally, an enlarged pull tab that wraps across the heel and connects into the heel reinforcement is simply a welcome ergonomic update.
Maintaining the NMD’s symbolic gateway into global sneakerhead culture, adidas reprise the dual Japanese and English text printed across the forefoot midsole block, mid panel, medial midsole, and pull tabs, which is a common thread across the model’s all-time greatest colourways.
A worldwide search for the NMD_R1 V2 stops at JD Sports Australia with these two exclusive editions. One is the certified classic blackout version that’s a worldwide hit, and the other is its hot-blooded brother that wins any ‘The Floor is Lava’ game by default. Pick them up now at JD’s webstore or brick-and-mortar network.