Nic Galway, VP of Global Design for adidas Originals, is on a hot streak. He's designed some of the brand's most popular lifestyle sneakers in recent times — the Yeezy Boosts, Qasa Racer, Tubular, and Pure Boost — and he's back with his newest creation: the NMD. The sneaker itself references three different shoes from the 1980s: the Micropacer, Boston Super, and Rising Star, but it features a Boost midsole and Primeknit upper. It's not the same footwear that was created in the brand's heydays. Instead, it's forging a new path for adidas and making sure that the company can nestle itself in the space between contemporary sportswear and those who simply want a clean pair of shoes.