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Adidas NMD R2 Review

Adidas NMD R2 Sneakers Review

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Adidas NMD R2 Sneakers Review
Adidas NMD R2 Review
The well-priced Adidas NMD R2 has plenty of things going for it—it is comfortable right out of the box, comes in plenty of options, and a reliable companion for many activities. The shoes run small, though, and require more effort in cleaning.
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There are many exceptional sneakers under Adidas’ wing, but that’s not surprising given how it became the world’s leading shoemaker, rivaling perhaps only Nike in influence. There’s no single line that can claim to bridge lifestyle and sports sneaker too, because the brand has many kicks made to do just that. However, certain names are singled out more than the rest—the NMDs, for instance, draw people for its Boost sole and Primeknit technology. The follow-up to the NMD R1, the NMD R2, received considerable anticipation upon Adidas’ announcement, and then acclaim after its release.

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Release date: 2017
Price: ~US$130

The NMD R2 is no big leap from the NMD R1 in terms of appearance. Instead,the former was seen more as an improvement on the latter. The midsole block on the first iteration was replaced with a midsole plug, making the NMD R2 a better-looking lifestyle sneaker. The fit and comfort is claimed to be superior too, while the sneakers remain a great deal.


The Adidas NMD R2 is a highly anticipated silhouette from the German brand that did not disappoint. Its promise of comfort and support has lived up to the expectations of many wearers, and most found that it was a pleasure to walk around with right in the beginning. From brisk walks to weight training, the NMD R2 held up, making it the right shoe for many physical activities. The cushioning was more than adequate so that the feet won’t end up more tired than it already is by the end of the day. These kicks aren’t a questionable choice outside the gym, either—in addition to performing as expected, the style is versatile enough to be paired with off-duty clothes. Its minimalistic appeal comes in many colorways, and that’s a reason to pick up more than one pair. Another is the reasonable price of the NMD R2s; it is among the choices that give you more bang for your buck.


Even though it is appropriate for many occasions, the Adidas NMD R2 is not for everyone. The shoes run small and isn’t accomodating to wide feet. It also is not breathable as it looks, and the middle part can be constricting and blister-inducing. The material doesn’t give the impression of durability, and it poses some difficulties in cleaning. Yet, it can easily accumulate dirt and in turn make the shoes appear very worn in.

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