Embarking on another journey through Springfield, Adidas and The Simpsons continue their collaborative legacy, turning sneaker culture into a canvas for animated history. Following a series of iconic releases, including a trio of drops dedicated to Itchy & Scratchy (& Poochie), the stage is now set for a new protagonist: the NMD_G1, reimagined through the lens of the ever-lovable, ever-flawed Homer Simpson.
This special edition of Adidas NMD_G1 is a testament to character artistry meeting sneaker innovation. At first glance, the palette pays homage to the Simpson patriarch, with colors echoing his familiar skin tone and clothing. This isn't Homer's typical foray, as seen on previous Stan Smith iterations. Instead, the shoe takes a deeper, more personal dive into the character's world. Shades of blue and tan dance around the silhouette, setting the stage for the star attraction: Homer himself, immortalized in playful curiosity on one side and a relatable, laid-back attitude on the other.
But what steals the spotlight are the iconic exclamations, "D'oh!" and "Woo Hoo!" — phrases that have resonated beyond the screen, now finding their home on the shoe's tongue. The insole further enriches this dialogue with the fans, where the collaborative spirit is sealed by The Simpsons and adidas logos, all resting atop the comfort-promising Boost sole.
However, the NMD_G1 doesn't stand alone in this homage to animation. It's part of a narrative trilogy for November, alongside the Forum Low and adiFOM Superstar, each piece weaving in elements from The Simpsons' opening sequence, creating a collection that celebrates not just characters but memories.
A release is currently expected to go down on Adidas.com on November 14th.