UPDATE: The next chapter in the nomad chronicle is on the horizon, the adidas NMD_R2 has been spotted in Paris. Sneaker snapper knucklerkane was recruited by Sneakers Magazine to capture the new silhouette in its natural habitat, a rare sight so early in the season. Don't forget the December 3 drop date if you're eager to grab a pair.
The adidas NMD_R1 has been a game-changer. The bootie like sneakers showed up less than 12 months ago and subsequently kicked off a movement of similarly snug silhouettes across the sector. The second iteration, the NMD_R2, takes the initial components and evolves them with updated tech. Noticeably, the newest nomad features thick Boost soles without the recognisable EVA shanks of the initial model, instead the R2 has a series of diagonal indents ghosting the placement of the rear plug.
After adidas teased with a black colourway we now see an earthy olive version. The sneaker consists of a Primeknit upper adorned with a freshly engineered ‘Shadow Noise’ pattern that runs from toe to heel. The subtly tweaked composition is finished with tonal stripes and a waxed suede heel cap sitting comfortably atop a clean white Boost midsole.
The adidas NMD_R2 releases on December 3 via select adidas stockists.
– Originally published November 15, 2016