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Appreciating the past. Focused on the future.

One cannot begin to lay the foundations of their future without understanding the present, as it is seen by family, friends, neighbors and the global collective. It is often said that true enlightenment and self-awareness comes much easier for the nomad, as traveling breeds perspective, empathy and appreciation, while abandoning bigotry, prejudice and exorbitance. No one understands this more than the wandering artist, traversing, interpreting, and even shaping, the world through his or her creative expression.

Cities like New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris and the like serve as microcosms with their cultural melting pots and boundless inspiration. It is here where the nomad flourishes, craving the concrete grid, learning and creating with the diverse communities within, in turn elevating each other, their surroundings, and the future that lays ahead.

Surely the urban nomad cannot successfully roam and conquer his or her streets without the proper tools, be it what’s in tote or the spirit to take on the city. The adidas Originals NMD is a culmination of the two.

The urban nomad’s shoe must not only be functionally innovative, with technology capable of withstanding the harsh conditions and elements of the city, but it must also be stylistically versatile, with details and inspiration that align with its wearer. As a token of its appreciation for these transient artists and what they mean to the global creative community, adidas Originals recently launched the aptly named NMD.

Quintessentially adidas Originals, yet unmistakably new, tactile and technical, the NMD merges design elements from the global brand’s storied past with two of industry’s leading advances: the NASA-developed Boost sole unit and Primeknit material. While its comfortable ride, and durable sock-like fit, makes it the obvious choice for many urbanites, it’s the NMD’s appreciation for the past and focus on the future that make it the perfect match for metropolitan nomads.

The adidas Originals NMD has soared in popularity since its release, kicking the chair of 2015’s king sneaker, the adidas Ultra Boost. Whereas the latter racers to the future without a glance over its shoulder, the NMD draws much if its inspiration from adidas’ storied, innovative past. Its the perfect example of past meets future, values many young man gravitate to. In the short time since its release, we’ve seen collaborations, Pharrell cosigns, and even riots in Taiwan. And we can assure you there’s so much more to come. For more on the adidas Originals NMD click here.


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