The adidas Originals NMD_R2 was first unveiled in June 2016 at Pitti Uomo, during White Mountaineering‘s collaborative runway presentation with adidas. At the time, only select glimpses of the new sneaker made their way online, until August when another leak surfaced, showing a first look at the inaugural “Utility Black” colorway.
Finally in November, adidas confirmed the “Utility Black” colorway in addition to a “Cargo” version, which would comprise the very first release of the NMD_R2. Shortly after, the silhouette released in two subsequent colorways, with “Blue/Turquoise/Red ” and “Black/Red” updates of the model.
For what is sure to be one of the most-hyped sneakers of the coming year, read below for adidas NMD_R2 release date, price, colorways, design, plus new on-foot images.
adidas NMD_R2 Design
The R2 boasts slight twists on its predecessor the NMD_R1, most notably a Boost midsole that features debossed stripe details in place of EVA plugs. The updated sneaker also boasts a waxed-suede heel-patch and branded tab on the heel.
While the adidas NMD_R2 design shares some DNA with its predecessor, the NMD_R1, adidas has evolved this popular silhouette’s design even further. The R1’s prominent, lego-like midsole blocks are replaced with the R2’s single, ergonomically-shaped plug on the shoe’s instep, a slight redesign that leaves the shoe’s silhouette looking even more sleek.
In the image above, you can see the NMD_R2’s debossed Boost midsole and linear pattern on the upper, crafted from adidas’s signature Primeknit material.
adidas NMD_R2 Colorways
As adidas continues to roll out additional colorways of the silhouette, check out some highlight NMD_R2 releases below.
adidas Originals x wings+horns NMD R2
adidas Originals NMD_R2 “Triple Black”
adidas Originals NMD_R2 Tokyo Flagship Exclusive
adidas Originals NMD_R2 Pack SS17
adidas Originals NMD_R2 Polka-Dot Pack SS17
Stay posted for more updates on the adidas NMD_R2 as it arrives.
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