Mita and Adidas courtship started in 2016; the pair latest project, the Mita X Adidas NMD R1 & Stan Smith collection is set to officially release on July the 14th. The Adidas NMD has hit a wall and I actually wrote a few posts about it, explaining a few things the brand can do to keep the NMD from total annihilation, see link below
One of the things I mentioned that could heal the NMD style is keeping the shoe on a tight leash, in other words revamp the shoes by restoring their exclusive appeal. I won’t go into further details, read the post above. If you’re interested in the collection, refer to the details below
The NMD TS1 PKI is an evolved take on one of adidas’ most contemporary styles. Featuring primeknit uppers, BOOST soles and a pull tab lacing system/heel tab combination, the sneakers are perfectly suited to the hustle and bustle of contemporary Tokyo. The uppers also feature a tonal mesh pattern that calls to mind the wire cages famously used to display each footwear style sold within Mita.
ADIDAS X MITA NMD_TS1 PK
Style#BC0333, Core Black White, $209
ADIDAS X MITA STAN SMITH
The Mita iteration of the Stan Smith arrives in a black and white colourway, rendered in premium leather uppers with a contrast sole. A host of blacked-out tonal additions, including heel tabs and metal side-zips, are offset by white text that runs downs the entire length of the tongue and across the heel. For the uninitiated, the text might look like an arbitrary sequence of numbers and letters – in actuality, they are the geographic coordinates for both the Mita store in Tokyo and the adidas headquarters in Germany.