Already in summer of 2017, first images and even some on-feet looks for sneakers of the NEIGHBORHOOD x adidas collection started surfacing – now the latest collaboration between Germany’s leading sportswear brand and the critically acclaimed Japanese streetwear label finally releases.
The apparel range sees a fusion between NBHD founder Shinsuke Takazawa’s motorcycle and counter culture-inspired design ethos with the seasoned sportswear approach of adidas. T-shirts, sweats, track pants and outerwear feature not only the essential collaborative branding, but also customizations that pay homage to motorcycle gear like quilted embroidered details or D-ring hardware.
A collection of four sneakers complements the apparel pieces and continues the aesthetic direction. Donning a mostly black guise on the Primeknit upper and BOOST sole unit, striking white accents add a distinctive look to the adidas NMD_R1 silhouette. The most noticable design feats surely are the white ripper teeth on the forefoot section. Contrast stitching is applied across the upper, quarter and collar, while NEIGHBORHOOD branding graces the midsole plugs, leather heel cage and pull tab. A smooth leather lacing cage in black finishes off the sneaker with a sophisticated touch.
Next to this NMD R1 model, the collaboration also includes an I-5923 runner and a Gazelle Super. Both of these models feature a straightforward and understated look, combining Primeknit constructions and suede overlays in the familiar blacked-out design with subtle co-branded details.
The highlight in the footwear section is the brand-new Chop Shop silhouette – a model that blends a vintage-inspired upper design with a BOOST midsole. The Chop Shop NBHD’s upper is also decorated with striking teeth graphics that are placed in the back and surround the heel section.
Release Details – NEIGHBORHOOD x adidas NMD R1
The NEIGHBORHOOD x adidas Collection releases on February 24 at 10:00am (CET) via adidas.com. A pre-release at NBHD LA takes place on February 23, 2018.
The NMD_R1 and Chop Shop retail for 199,95 €, the Gazelle Super goes for 179,95 € and the I-5923 is priced at 149,95 €.
Prices for the apparel pieces range between 59,95 € for a tee and up to 299,95 € for the NEIGHBORHOOD Riders Originals Jacket.
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