For quite some time now, fake sneakers have been making their way into the secondary market. On November 7th, the Chilean National Customs Office seized a shipment of fake sneakers that were apparently shipped off from China. Based on the custom documents of the shipment, the sneakers were worth a total of $24,209. However, according to an estimate of Chilean National Customs Office, the shipment is actually worth approximately $31,786,395. The shipment included fake sneakers from brands like adidas, Nike, Zodiak, and others. Fortunately, the NMD XR1 featured here, which appears to be covered in R2 Patterns, is not a fake but an actual upcoming adidas release.
The shipment had packages of napkins at the very top to hide the sneakers from view. The shipment that was seized included a total of 474 boxes that contained 16,454 pairs. Customs officials became suspicious about the shipment when inconsistencies were noted in the shipment’s declared values, intended route and stated weight. Of course, the existence of fake adidas sneakers in the secondary market is not going to discourage the brand from dropping new releases. In fact, a women’s-exclusive colorway of the adidas NMD R1 dubbed “Black Mesh” had arrived at retailers like Bodega not too long ago.
Not only is the adidas NMD one of the most popular sneaker models on the market, it is available in several different variations, such as Boost and Primeknit. It seems that adidas has now whipped up a brand new “Triple Black” iteration of the NMD XR1. Its uppers appear to be woven and the patterns that are visible throughout were the ones that recently made their debut on the NMD R2. This NMD XR1 rendition actually has a matte Black look and its Boost midsoles are also all-Black. The only other hue can be spotted is Red on the heel tabs.
The sneaker featured here can be regarded as somewhat of a nod to the NMD R2 that adidas recently dropped on December 3rd. However, this adidas NMD XR1 “Triple Black” will probably not hit the shelves until 2017 has officially begun.
adidas NMD XR1 “Triple Black”