words & images by Juanofakind
A few days ago we got this huge box in the mail. We had no idea what it was, we only knew it was something from our good friends over at Champs Sports. We cut open the cardboard box and out comes a huge White box with adidas/NMD and Champs Sports branding on it. I haven’t even opened the box yet to see what’s inside but the presentation and packaging is already on point.
Handwritten on the top of the box is a phrase that reads: “I am in progress. My work is in progress. That beat in my mind is my music, and the lens in my hand is my eye. Always searching. Forever exploring. Never Finished”. The meaning behind the phrase is correlated with NMD’s new expression of “Never finished” and “Forever developing”.
NMD’s story began with an idea – that creating is an endeavor that’s never finished. It is a process which borrows from history and continues to develop it for the present.
So, what’s in the box you say?
It’s the adidas NMD from the new Champs Sports-exclusive adidas Chalk and Olive Pack. Before we get to the shoe, check out the presentation that goes along with the sneakers. You lift open the lid and you will find photographs and negatives showcasing the NMD. In additon, you will find an adidas NMD pencil and notepad where you can write down your visions to help you make them come to life. Pretty dope, right? Now, on to the shoe.
This Champs Sports-exclusive colorway of the adidas NMD comes in a Chalk and Olive color scheme. The NMD comes with a Chalk-colored breathable mesh upper paired up with even more of the same hue placed on the laces, eyestay, heel tab/pull tab, and the welded Three Stripes branding on the side panels. The Olive hits provide the contrast and can be found on the EVA inserts placed right on top of the White Boost midsole.
I’m a big fan of Olive sneakers. I own many Olive sneakers, so it’s good to see the color used as the accented color rather than on the base of the shoe. Remember, diversity is key. This colorway works great for the Summer season and being that is has Olive in it, I’m pretty sure it will be on many people’s Fall rotation as well.
Want a pair? Find them exclusively at Champs Sports for $130.
Much love to Champs Sports for hooking your boy up with his very first pair of adidas NMDs. Yes, I’m serious. First pair.