adidas has confirmed that it will be releasing the second season of the NMD Shadow Knit collection in Singapore on March 15.
The pack consists of two new colourways for the OG NMD_R1 silhouette, one in green and another in a black/white weave, similar to that of a Cookies and Cream model.
The collection utilises a brand new “Shadow Knit” technique which creates a colour-shifting effect across the upper.
Besides this, the pairs feature the standard NMD Primeknit characteristics including a full-length BOOST midsole, EVA plugs, and a Primeknit upper.
The shoes will be priced at S$280.
Japanese shoemakers Hender Scheme is returning with a brand new NMD collaboration with adidas, this time taking on the silhouette’s original colourscheme.
Besides the NMD, this second capsule collection will also include an adidas Superstar and a Micropacer in their original colourways.
In celebration of the Hindu festival of Holi, the collaborative NMD Hu “Holi Festival” pack between Pharrell William and adidas is set to arrive at retailers globally next month.
While the collection is most likely to hit India on the festival weekend on March 2, the global release will take place on March 16.
There are three colourways in total, namely the “Core Black”, “Chalk Coral” and “Pink Glow”, the latter two featuring tie-dye aesthetics on their uppers.
While initially rumoured to drop with the aforementioned three, the “Blank Canvas” edition of the NMD Hu was released last week, with its Singapore drop involving a scuffle amongst several hopefuls and a security guard. Nevertheless, the hope is that retailers would include more efficient ways to conduct these drops so as to avoid the need for overnight queues.
For a closer look at the “Holi Festival” pack, check them out below.
The world is full of irony and nothing is more ironic in the sneaker world than the breakout of violence during sneaker queues at the release of the Pharrell x adidas NMD “Human Race” shoes.
The concept behind the “Human Race” was for sneakers to act as a common thread, uniting people from all walks of life to better understand each other. At the release of the “Hu”, the official statement revealed the intentions behind the series: to explore humanity and celebrate diversity around the world.
This peace-loving, love-promoting series of sneakers were intended to unite, rather than divide, and yet from recent drops, these kicks seem to be causing more harm – physical, mind you – than good.
Last November, two cases of violence were made public on social media during the release of the Pharrell x adidas NMD Hu Trail – one in New York and the other in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Both fights were similar in nature, breaking out because alternative queues were being formed, depriving deserving sneakerheads of their chance of copping the pair.
The Kuala Lumpur case infamously involved an unofficial “name list”, a book that kept track of queueing positions, allowing others to come at a later time. This name list was not mandated by adidas.
Earlier today, murmurs about a fight at adidas Originals Pacific Plaza in Singapore circled amongst sneakerheads. Soon after, video footage of that fight made rounds on social media. The drop: Pharrell x adidas Hu “Blank Canvas” Collection.
Tension during sneaker queues is unsurprising, given that most of these sneakerheads would have been lining up overnight or for days, deprived of a bed and a decent toilet, mostly filled with anxiety of being able to cop their grails.
While sneakerheads aren’t blameless when fights break out, this is a call out to retailers and labels to reinvent how sneaker releases are held. Long overnight queues are great for hype but if fights become commonplace in today’s sneaker world, we might be losing way more than we think.
These sneaker-related fights are by no means isolated to just the “Human Race” pairs, but it serves as a strong reminder about the purpose and meaning of these shoes in the first place. This rings truer now more than ever as more young people enter the sneaker community and culture, and it is our responsibility to ensure a safe space for them to express their love for sneakers. Our shared passion for sneakers should bind us more than it divides, but until the day we unsubscribe to the need to “one-up” the next sneakerhead, this will never change.
We need to check ourselves, before we wreck ourselves. Pronto.
The highly-anticipated collaboration between Neighborhood and adidas has been confirmed for a Singapore release this month.
The footwear collection consists of four pairs, including the coveted NMD R1, which features shark teeth motifs on its upper.
The news will be a welcomed one for Singapore-based sneakerheads as the release in the city-state was yet to be confirmed until today.
Limited Edt announced on Instagram that it will be releasing the collection, with more details coming as soon as the release date draws closer.
Next in line for our Adidas Consortium line up would be the sleek lineup featuring Japanese clothing outfit, Neighbourhood. Headlining the collection would be the exclusive footwear collection, such as this exquisite NMD iteration with the full shark teeth and triple black appeal. Stay tuned for more release details coming your way real soon! #adidasconsortium #nmd #boost #limitededt #sneakerhead
Besides the NMD, the collection also includes a pair of I-5923 (previously known as the Iniki), Chop Shop and Gazelle Super.
Next in line for our Adidas Consortium line up would be the sleek lineup featuring Japanese clothing outfit, Neighbourhood. Headlining the collection would be the exclusive footwear collection, such as this sleek triple black iteration of the adidas gazelle. Stay tuned for more release details coming your way real soon! #adidasconsortium #gazelle #boost #limitededt #sneakerhead
Next in line for our Adidas Consortium line up would be the sleek lineup featuring Japanese clothing outfit, Neighbourhood. Headlining the collection would be the exclusive footwear collection, such as this unique iteration of the brand new Adidas Chop Shop, packed with the signature shark teeth motif. Stay tuned for more release details coming your way real soon! #adidasconsortium #chopshop #boost #limitededt #sneakerhead
Pharrell Williams’ partnership with adidas on the NMD Hu is arguably one of the hottest properties in the sneaker world right now.
Fresh off the bat from an epic 2017, more colourways are set to arrive, particularly a pack that commemorates the traditional Holi Festival in India this March.
Dubbed the “Trail Holi” pack, the collection is set to arrive with four colourways, one of which comes in “Pink Glow” to embody the colourful nature of the festival.
Official images of the shoe has since been released for the shoe, giving us a good look at what to expect on March 2, when the pair drops.
Take a look below.
The highly successful NMD series between adidas and Pharrell Williams is getting a brand new iteration featuring colourful tribal aesthetics.
Dubbed the “Afro”, the collection will consists of at least three colourways and will take on African-inspired patterns and motifs.
Yeezy Mafia released several artists impressions of the upcoming pairs, which are set to release in the Fall of 2018.
Check out Yeezy Mafia’s Instagram post for a better look.
Fresh off its collaboration with JUICE, adidas is set to take the new NMD Racer silhouette to greater heights with the introduction of two new colourways.
Set to drop on February 2, the two pairs will take on bold hues of “Vivid Pink” and “Ash Grey” for a vibrant introduction onto the worldwide shelves.
Aesthetically, the NMD Racer shares many similarities with versions past, with some notable exceptions, particular in the shape and positioning of the midsole bumpers.
The NMD has had a rocky 2017, seemingly losing its popularity from 2016 over the course of the year. Despite that, collaborations particularly the most recent one with JUICE has breathed a fresh lease of life to the silhouette.
When adidas unveiled the NMD silhouette, it was met by huge demand with queues as long as the eye can see at its early drops.
With more colourways came more accessibility and the hype of the NMD soon dampened with every new release. Not to mention the much talked-about releases from Nike with its Off-White team up and Tom Sachs Mars Yard 2.0.
Recognising this, adidas is set to release a brand new new silhouette in June 2018 to return some of the hype it has missed from years before.
— Yeezy Mafia (@theyeezymafia) January 6, 2018
Introducing the adidas P.O.D. System, which Yeezy Mafia describes as “today’s best technologies in a classic-inspired, modern sneaker design.”
Featuring design features of the NMD, Iniki and EQT, the P.O.D. System is well-timed to take the sneaker world again with some good-looking, hyped general releases for adidas fans.
Unlike adidas’ more popular hits such as the UltraBOOST and YEEZY, the P.O.D. will only feature a half-BOOST midsole.
For a closer look, check out Yeezy Mafia’s post below.
T O O L I N G pic.twitter.com/mbyYqH7pqo
— Yeezy Mafia (@theyeezymafia) January 6, 2018
adidas P.O.D SYSTEM
Today’s best technologies in a classic-inspired, modern sneaker design.
Landing June 2018 pic.twitter.com/geHbJ08NbQ
— Yeezy Mafia (@theyeezymafia) January 6, 2018
adidas Singapore has confirmed that the NMD R1 Primeknit “STLT” silhouette will be dropping in three colourways in the Lion City on January 4.
Alongside the release will be the all-new NMD Racer silhouette in Black. All four pairs will be part of adidas’ “Urban Racing” pack, the first NMD drop on 2018.
The pairs will be released in-store as well as adidas’ online store from 10am on Thursday.
For more information on the online release, refer to adidas Singapore’s note here.
For a closer look at the pairs, check them out below.