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Updated Hybrid Sneaker Models

adidas Originals' Futurepacer Fuses the Micropacer and NMD

— May 23, 2018 — Fashion
adidas Originals introduces the Futurepacer sneaker model, which is essentially a hybrid sneaker that blends together the brand's NMD and Micropacer silhouettes. The Micropacer was first revealed in 1984. This iteration featured a miniature computer that tracked one's performance. This new model removes that feature but preserves the design. The NMD influence is seen on the sole unit, heel, and Boost cushioning.

Some of the notable features of the hybridized Futurepacer sneaker is the exaggerated tongue tab, which was ahead of its time during 1984, and accelerates it further in 2018. The sneaker is set to drop on June 9 for the price of $180 USD and will be available online and at select adidas retail locations.
Trend Themes
1. Hybrid Sneaker Models - Opportunity for brands to create innovative sneaker designs by combining different silhouettes.
2. Exaggerated Tongue Tab - Potential for unique design elements in footwear that push the boundaries of traditional aesthetics.
3. Fusion of Classic and Modern - Exploration of blending retro and contemporary styles to appeal to a wide range of sneaker enthusiasts.
Industry Implications
1. Footwear Industry - Opportunity for footwear brands to create new hybrid sneaker models and cater to evolving consumer tastes.
2. Fashion Retail - Potential for retailers to capitalize on the demand for unique sneaker designs by offering exclusive hybrid models.
3. Sportswear Market - Opportunity for sportswear brands to leverage the popularity of hybrid sneakers and target athleisure consumers.
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