The adidas NMD City Sock 1 is a classic among Three Stripes collectors. The sleek laceless silhouette was an interesting twist for the NMD line, and now the brand is going back to work on the silhouette for an updated look.

The adidas NMD City Sock was a major hit with sneakerheads when it first released. While the brand began to experiment with a second version, the fans made it clear that the original version was their definitive favorite. Now, the Three Stripes is taking a step backward to rework their original design with a new twist. While the OG shoe was comfortable and easy to take on and off, the silhouette needed a little more lockdown to make it perfect. The new-look adidas NMD_CS1 removes the central section of the upper and replaces it with the ribbed Primeknit from the Ultra Boost Laceless silhouette. This specially knit section is purpose-built to provide more lockdown in the midfoot while allowing the toes and heels to retain the form-fitting, yet relaxed feel of the original. In some photos, this section appears to feature extra ventilation. This could point to the inclusion of adidas ClimaCool technology, or simply a more breathable upper. In addition to the new central section, the collar now features a splash of color on the front.

The fresh look for the adidas NMD City Sock is an interesting move from the brand. While the original design was clearly favored by collectors, the craze over laceless shoes has died down slightly. However, the new ribbed upper will have a distinct look on-foot, especially with the potential for interesting color schemes. The first colorway to surface online is very simple, blanketing almost the entire shoe in plain white. To add a bit of color, the front strip of the collar is dyed in a light pink tone.


The next evolution of the adidas NMD City Sock 1 has not yet been scheduled for release. Currently, the only information available about the shoe is a style code (AQ1136) for the off-white colorway, and an assumed retail price of $180. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more updates.

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