The NMD R1 is a piece of innovative footwear built to combine fashion and science. The modern 3strip fashion running shoe comes with Adidas’s ambitious technology for performance, the Bootst™. The revolutionary cushioning delivers the highest energy return; the more energy you give, the more you get. The best thing is, the shoe looks great and is priced competitively. Many users come and get second pairs; it makes people want to take it everywhere and show it off!
Many users find the shoe goes slightly large. Some people went 1/2 size down and it appeared a bit tight in the beginning but it loosened up quickly. For some users with narrow feet, the shoe is a bit wider but it feels very comfortable and doesn’t bother them at all.
Some wearers also suggest going with your usual size if you prefer having extra room in the toe area. If you have wider feet, you may enjoy your usual size more. If the shoe is mainly for running, then it is also good idea to order your usual size.
Material does matter. The shoe uses durable dual-layer mesh uppers with reflective accents. The upper utilizes Adidas Primeknit, providing new levels of strength, flexibility and stability. Users find the shoe’s unique detailing very attractive. Other features include the low-sheen 3-stripes, sculpted TPU eyestay panel, easy lace-up closure, TPU heels and the taps for easy entry.
NMD shoes feature a BOOST midsole that delivers a durable, shock-resistant, responsive sole. The boost™ is Adidas’s most responsive cushioning ever. The more energy you give, the more you get. The rubber outsole is rather light and designed for high traction on trails.