The Adidas NMD runner has become an iconic shoe recently. The model is based off the Adidas Ultra-Boost, a running shoe that incorporated Adidas’ new shoe cushioning, Boost. Boost is a cushion that is made up of styrofoam looking kernels that are packed into one to absorb energy and to release it giving the user a bounce back. They incorporated it into the NMD as a lifestyle shoe unlike the Ultra-Boosts, a running shoe. They also took the Primeknit material from the Ultra-Boost which is this yarn material that is supposed to make the shoe feel like a sock and make it even more comfortable. However, the NMD differs from the Ultra-Boosts with these two rubber blocks on the outside sole and one rubber block on the inside sole giving it a nice aesthetic. The first NMD colorway was very popular and it immediately sold it. It was called the “OG.” Well, Adidas confirmed the re-release date for these high-demand shoes for January 14, 2017! These shoes will be retailed for $180 and will probably resell for almost $400. For more information, click here.
The very well known Jordan Brand, specializing in sneakers with trendy styles and colorways, has recently had their 20th year anniversary. To celebrate this, the company decided to open a store selling only Jordan branded items. This store, located in Asia or Chengdu, China specifically, had their grand opening. To top it off, they decided to launch a limited edition of the first Jordan Brand sneaker ever sold in China. This shoe is the Jordan XII. The new retail store is known to be the largest Jordan only store in all of China. Aside from the start of this new shop, on the Jordan website, there has been released the Chinese New Years Sneaker Pack. These selected styles of shoes will be sold online and throughout China itself. The shoes in this collection range from the Air Jordan XII Retro CNY, to the the Air Jordan XXXI CNY. Along with shoes, it also includes other apparel. If you would like to look into this limited edition Chinese New Years Pack, click here. While the main retail store in Chengdu, China gets all of the hype, there is actually a second store which was opened for Jordan’s 20th year anniversary also. This other shop is located in Taipei, Taiwan, which is also the capital. This store is special because like the largest Jordan only store in China, this is the largest Jordan only store in Taiwan.