First making its way to shelves back in 2015, the adidas NMD was welcomed with an unpredictable surge of hype, due in part to its insane level of comfort, its versatility, its Instagram post-worthiness, and — of course — Kanye West and his timely shift to adidas. Over the past six years, we’ve seen the silhouette go through a handful of remakes, from Pharrell’s collaborative NMD Hu to the newly-revealed R1 V3. Though none have quite tipped the scales like the OG or the Hu, the Three Stripe’s new adidas NMD S1 has been the line’s most impactful model in recent times. The first delivery in white was reserved for only a select few, with influencers, athletes, friends, and family scooping up all the pairs, before a handful of small-batch releases across the globe. If you missed out, don’t worry — a lot of us did, so you’re not alone — because adidas has a sophomore colorway of the model set to hit shelves soon — this time in black.
Almost unrecognizable to its own DNA, the new S series NMD dons a woven sock-like upper that’s more in line with the Nike VaporMax Flyknit than anything from the adidas back catalog. It arrives in four distinct sections; ribbed toes, translucent mid panels, flexible heels, and a tightened collar and tongue weave. The BOOST-loaded midsole now comes fully encased in a milky-translucent high-rise midsole wrap which features protruding plugs that nod to the original silhouette. The outsole, a feature really spoken about, is one of the pair’s most intriguing aspects, including special Trefoil tread and an instep block that once again odes the OG. Lastly, the removal of the lateral heel’s special “Edition 1” detailing and branding sees the pair favoring a clean slate for its follow-up release.
Though we’ve come across the official images of the adidas NMD S1 “Core Black” a release date for the pair is yet to be set. So while we await further details, grab a detailed look at the pair here below, and be sure to keep your eyes glued to our official Twitter account for further updates on its release.Update 08.09.22 adidas global sites and select retailers around the world have listed the adidas NMD S1 “Core Black” for release this week. Those in the U.S. can expect a release on August 13th, while Europe can expect theirs a day earlier on August 12th.
If you’re planning on picking up a pair on the day, make sure you head to our dedicated adidas Release Dates Calendar to set yourself a reminder for the drop.
adidas NMD S1 “Core Black”
EU Release Date: August 12, 2022
US Release Date: August 13, 2022
Style Code: GW5652
Retail: $180 USD