Instagram photos have emerged of a never before seen sample NMD iteration.
It has been dubbed the NMD TS1 Primeknit. While it retains familiar features of the NMD R1’s ankle collar and EVA plugs, the NMD R2’s suede heel counter and the regular NMD boost midsole, the similarities stop there.
The most prominent feature to appear on this new silhouette is a velcro tongue flap that flips up to reveal the lacing system. Also interesting to note that the top end of the laces goes through the tongue flap with a cord clip attached to seamlessly fasten the laces.
The details of the primeknit upper appears to differ from past iterations with an earth-tone coloured webbing spread across the entire upper, matching the colour of the ankle collar and front EVA plug . A black strip of synthetic material to seemingly match the rear EVA plug is also seen to line the lateral side of the shoe.
With this new silhouette still under development, details have yet to be released. Though, closer inspection of the tongue flap’s underside revealed that this silhouette is slated to be released as part of a “City Utility” line for Fall/Winter 2018.
What do you think of this reimagined version of the NMD?