The Adidas NMD is as classic as it gets. And with so many colourways and variations, this is one pair of timeless sneaker that will surely fit snuggly into your shoe cabinet, and wardrobe. So if you’re planning on getting yourself a pair of this comfortable sneaker, here are the different variations you can consider, at their various price points.


The Basics

First up, it’s good to know what you’re buying into. The NMDs are short for ‘nomad’, which features old adidas design styles with cutting-edge technology. According to sneakernews, “it is one of the most popular running shoes in the market” at present.


The (Many) Variants

Adidas NMD_R1 (USD$130)

Boasting a full length boost™ midsole, stretch-mesh body, and the quintessential moulded EVA plugs for that NMD finish, the NMD_R1 comes with a “sock-like construction” that will fit you like a glove, and give you the comfort you need. Multiple colourways are of course, part of the package.



If you’re looking for something more fitted, the NMD_R1 PRIMEKNIT is the pair for you. It wraps the foot in adaptive support, all while providing ultralight comfort that boast bold colours such as this electric ice blue version.


Adidas NMD_R2 (USD$130)

Featuring the same boost™ midsole, the NMD_R2 gets dressed in a slightly different material instead. The patterned upper features a stretch knit and synthetic nubuck build, adorned with a premium leather heel detail. The plugs at the side are also removed to give a sleek, clean finish.



Same comfort, snugger fit – this is what the NMD_R2 PRIMEKNIT brings to its users. As usual, the sock-like upper fits your leg tightly, creating a street style staple that will fit into your active lifestyle.


NMD_XR1 (USD$150)

For a bold statement, the NMD_XR1 will be your choice shoe. The futuristic elements are every bit intentional, creating a look of sturdy chic. And the added TPU cage on the midfoot adds support, allowing you to go that extra mile with ease.



This is the ultimate shoe for lazy people (that’s us tbh). The wraparound design, inspired by the Japanese kimono, means that you don’t have to worry about meddlesome laces. It also means that you have an all-round comfort and clean design, great for fusing style with comfort.

All images and prices from Adidas US.

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