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Adidas NMD R1 Burgundy 3M D97230 | Great Shoe, No One Cares Though

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It’s safe to say that the NMD boat has now sailed; I’ve written several posts about the imminent demise of the Adidas NMD sneakers, see link below

The Adidas NMD’s Are Now Lifeless, The Roshe Should’ve Been A Warning Sign

Two years ago , Adidas and Champs collaborated to produce a winter exclusive NMD  equipped with 3M reflective details and it was one of my best selling shoes; I completely wiped out my local Champs store and the shoe was selling as high as $399 for smaller sizes. I’m referring to the shoe in the link below

The Adidas NMD R1 Champs Edition Released Silently

Last year around October, both Champs and Adidas tried to repeat the success of the Wool NMD by releasing the style below and sales were awful- you could and still can buy the shoes under retail at the moment.

Available Now Adidas NMD R1 Champs Wool Grey Maroon CQ0761

Based on all of the information above, you’d think Adidas would think twice prior to releasing another derivative of the Wool NMD. But going to the mall today, I was utterly surprised to see that another burgundy NMD with a fish scale like pattern was sitting on Champs’s shelves. There are so many things wrong with this release but I”ll stick to the more obvious mistakes. First , it’s still extremely hot outside so I don’t know why Adidas chose to drop the sneaker in early August. Second the price is too darn steep at $130 ( every NMD that Adidas has dropped in the past several months can be purchased for as low as $79). Hence no one is going to buy a pair of NMd for $130 when they can find similar styles and colors for $69.99. The only iteration that I think might get people to click the Add To Car button is the one you see the link below

Kids Adidas NMD R1 Olive Camo G27948 With More Flair

I’ll say it again, Adidas has a tremendous silhouette problem and somehow the brand is still drunk of the NMD success, it’s time to put the NMD in the doghouse and search for its successor.


Adidas NMD R1 Burgundy 3M Reflective-BUY IT NOW VIA HOUSAKICKS SHOP



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My Name is Tayib Salami and I'm the founder of Housakicks. I'm part of the AHN network dedicated to providing our audience with more in depth information on sneakers . I have spent a lot of time writing projections on sneakers as far as the retail market is concerned. I also educate my audience on ways to identify fake/ replica sneakers. The AHN network covers a variety of sneaker related topics
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