Originally posted on Housakicks
I went all the way up to PG plaza HOH to pick up the Adidas NMD XR1 Duck Camo BA7233. When I got there, Footaction still had a few pair of the NMD wool on the wall. I ended up picking up both colorways of the Wool NMD’s and rushed back home.
With the XR1 , what you have is a shoe with an additional cage near the midfoot , intended to add more stability to your foot. But in my opinion, Adidas is just really milking the heck out of the NMD style ( minimal changes to capitalize on a very successful shoe). I also noticed that the XR1 is more curvy on the heel counter compared to the regular NMD.
Material: the Adidas NMD XR1 Duck Camo BA7233 features a mesh construction with suede details on the heel counter and the outside of the tongue. It also has an infrared pull tab on the heel for an easy slip on ( it also gives the shoes a lustrous look).
Comfort/Cushioning: you can’t ask for a better cushioning system with the boost sole coupled with the additional EVA inserts. The NMD’s were engineered for runners but they have transcended the runner’s scene and could be easily labeled as the most comfortable casual shoe of the year. Many people have embraced them- they are just that comfortable and they look good.
The wool NMD is more like a winterized version of the shoes, they feature a plush ,warm material intended to keep the feet warm. you can watch my entire breakdown in the video below
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