Collect it or Nah? NMD_CS2 BA7188 and BA7213

Source: adidas NEWS STREAM : NMD_CS2

Is it me or does any oldhead who sees this shoe gets reminded of the And1 slip-on from the early 2000’s? It doesn’t matter how dope the Boost Tech is, I really can’t get around the aesthetics of this shoe. It’s basically a chukka with an athletic outsole. I wore chukka boots in the Navy. I don’t like chukka boots, and mid cut footwear only works in my opinion on basketball shoes and performance shoes that are made more like socks.

I asked a question though and I don’t want to persuade you or force my opinion on you. Would you collect this or nah? From a comfort standpoint the shoe feels great. I haven’t taken off my wool NMDs since I bought them. I absolutely love the shoe for fashion and daily wear. It’s a great model. This pair however seems a lot more suited to jogger pants/fitted jeans as the chukka cut looks weird with shorts. I do like the BA7213 light tan colorway if it was not a mid cut, but the black is a bit too bold and really you would have to rock it with black socks, or no socks at all, so for me…

It’s a nah.

If you want to pick up pairs of the NMD CS2 I compiled a link with a variety of CS2’s. They range in prices below retail and way above retail, so browse and double check your seller’s feedback or use their name and search for their online shops.

Shoe Description:

The NMD_CS2’s latest release retains the shoe’s groundbreaking wrap-around Primeknit construction, elevating the original model’s sock-like fit even further, whilst contrast embroideries on the vamp and forefoot add a touch of visual flare. Pinstripe detailing on the collar highlights the shoe’s left-field design, placed atop the sharped BOOST tooling of NMD 2.0, featuring asymmetric EVA plugs and engraved visual artifacts. Offered in essential Core Black and Pearl Grey colorways, it’s a release that underscores the progression of NMD’s second generation.

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