The adidas NMD line is the new standard for lifestyle sneakers. The sleek styling and incredible comfort have made them a perfect everyday shoe. While is adidas is focusing on new categories this year, the NMD_R1 still returns in fresh Orange and Aqua tones.

The adidas NMD family has taken a step back from the limelight in 2018. The storied and cherished line has been at the center of adidas’ meteoric rise to prominence, though this year’s releases have slowed down. 2018 saw the release of several new additions to the NMD franchise, and despite these great-looking newcomers, the original R1 silhouette still reigns supreme.

This May, adidas will launch two new Summer-ready colorways of the NMD_R1 Primeknit. Both shoes feature a similar build and color blocking, with the EVA pods and heel plates coming in a soft grey tone. The difference comes in the form of the single-piece monotone upper. For the latest NMD drop, one pair will come with an entirely “Trace Orange”, while the second uses threads of “Energy Aqua.”

This is not the first time we have seen the new orange & blue adidas NMDs. Late in 2017 at ComplexCon in Los Angeles, Swedish retailer SneakersNStuff was on site sharing previews of their upcoming collaborations. These NMDs were hidden inside a wooden box along with several other pairs, all of which were only viewable via a small “porthole”-like window cut into the side. While there has been no mention of these being an SNS exclusive they certainly look like the same pairs from last year.


Both of the brand new adidas NMD_R1 Primeknit colorways for Spring 2018 will launch on May 1st. The Aqua and Orange renditions will retail for $180, likely from select retailers as well as adidas’ website. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more adidas NMD news.

adidas NMD_R1 PK “Aqua” 
Release Date: May 1st, 2018
Price: $180
Color: Energy Aqua/Grey/Cloud White
Style Code: B43523

adidas NMD_R1 PK “Trace Orange” 
Release Date: May 1st, 2018
Price: $180
Color: Trace Orange/Grey/Cloud White
Style Code: B43522

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