The NMD OG: A Misnomer In Every Sense

We love NMD’s, especially of the Primeknit variation. How can you not? They’re lightweight. They’re comfy. They’re fresh as hell. They’re available in a myriad of colors, so no matter what your preference may be, there’s one for you. Yeah, they’re a great shoe.

However, we’ve got a bone to pick with Adidas over them. It’s not a huge deal … but it is rather irritating. Here’s a quick backstory: the first ever NMD (pictured above) released in December 2015, and is re-releasing today (probably already sold out as you’re reading this). For some reason, Adidas is referring to it as the “OG” NMD.

OG? OG? Really? Sure, it’s the first NMD ever, but how can you call something an OG when it’s a little over a year old? OG is a term that should only be applied to something with a long history, which the NMD doesn’t have as it’s a new silhouette. Something like an original pair of Jordan XI’s or a Reebok Question can be referred to as an OG, not a shoe that released at the end 2015 and is releasing again in the beginning of 2017.

That’s today’s sneaker world though, we guess. Instant gratification, and any shoe that’s two years or older being considered “old”. It’s not the end of the world … just a bit annoying to more traditional sneakerheads like us. Hell, next thing you know a shoe will be considered an “OG” 6 months after release. Just you wait and see.


What do you think of Adidas referring to the re-released NMD as an “OG”? Do you think they’re jumping the gun, or is that just how the sneaker world moves nowadays? Hit us up and let us know in the comments or on Twitter, check our Facebook page for daily updates, and, as always, be sure to follow us on Instagram for all the fire sneaker pictures you can handle.


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