Adidas’ socklike version of the NMD, called the NMD CS1, will be released in a new limited-edition look later this month.
The collaboration, which features both footwear and apparel, is in partnership with Japanese fashion brand and retailer United Arrows & Sons.
For this take on the NMD CS1 (also known as the NMD City Sock), Adidas and United Arrows & Sons tapped typography designer Mikitype to adorn the sneaker with unique Katakana graphics that reference the participating brands.
Mikitype’s art can be seen on the front EVA plug, heel tab and medial patches of the sneaker, which also features a black Primeknit upper, full-length Boost cushioning and a translucent gum rubber outsole.
The two brands didn’t stop with sneakers, as their collaboration also produced tracksuits inspired by heritage Adidas looks. The co-branded apparel is available in black and burgundy, and also features graphics by Mikitype.
The collection is slotted for a March 18 prerelease — presumed to be an exclusive launch at United Arrows & Sons locations — followed by a wider global launch from select Adidas Originals retailers on March 25.