Boost? Check. Primeknit? Check. Triple-white colourway? Check.
It’s more of the same, but in a slightly new variant – the XR1 boasts a brand-new cage wrapping from the midsole to the top of the foot, which helps give the already technical runner a more, er, technical silhouette.
The ubiquitous NMD midsole plugs remain, as does the primeknit upper and Boost midsole from the standard sneaker.
The more cynical amongst us would argue that the addition of the cage and the slightly raised profile of the shoe (like the upcoming Yeezy 550) has made a popular sneaker slightly uglier, just for the sake of pushing out a new sneaker. But you can’t argue with stats, and the NMD has been a runaway success since its launch in 2015, and there’s little doubt the XR1 will continue in the same vein.
The sneakers drop with global accounts on August 18th 2016.