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Ahead of the global launch on December 9, adidas Originals teases what’s set to be a brand new silhouette for 2016. Dubbed the “NMD” for reasons that are still unclear, the upcoming sneaker is said to combine characteristics of the 1984 Micro Pacer, the 1985 Rising Star and the 1986 Boston Super.

All three sneakers are absolute classics in adidas’s archives and serve as the inspiration for the next phase of the Three Stripes’ resurgence. With a number of influential silhouettes rolled out in 2015, like the Tubular X and the more recent EQT “F15 OG” pack, there’s no telling what adidas Originals has in store for us come next year. After all, in just two short years adidas has gone from trailing far behind Nike in terms of innovation to one of today’s most exciting streetwear brands.

Take a look at the three kicks that inspired the NMD above and check back on Wednesday, December 9 for your first look at the upcoming silhouette.

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