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  • Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collaboration

    Good to know

    A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    $250
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Pharrell’s Indian holiday-inspired rendition of the NMDs are unisex but offered in men’s sizing which ranges from 4 to 14. The shoes run large by a half size, so a size adjustment is necessary for the perfect fit.

Women’s shoe measurements vary from the men’s by 1.5 sizes. Since the shoes are reportedly large, go down two full sizes instead.

The knit uppers of Hu Holi NMD MC shoes keep the feet snug inside although the round laces attached to TPU lace cages provide added security. 

Pharrell has mostly kept his clothing simple and let his kicks speak for themselves. Take his uncomplicated styling to heart, and match Adidas’ PW Hu Holi NMD MC sneakers with casual outfits like shorts and jeans. Pastel tops will work with the chalk coral and pink glow colorways, while the core black (black and purple) color scheme will match well with dark shades. 

Any shoe with the Pharrell Williams stamp is noteworthy because you can be sure that every tiny detail has been pored over and checked to give you only the very best in quality. From the carefully chosen fabrics, knit in this case, to the perfect blending of colors and the beautiful 3M laces, everything is top-notch.

Boost cushioning assure the user that not only do the kicks look stunning, but they’re also incredibly comfortable too. The Boost midsoles return as much energy as you give out so you can go on non-stop urban adventures. 

In 2018, Pharrell decided to honor the Holi Indian festival—or the Festival of Colors—by launching the Holi Blank Canvas Collection (or Holi BC) in the 23rd of February. This collection featured all-white Stan Smith, Tennis Hu, and NMD Hu shoes as well as a knitted top, also in white. The white color signifies the uniform of each devotee at the start of the festival.

The Holi Festival is held in celebration of spring’s arrival, the triumph of good over evil, and as an enactment of a game that the god Krishna and his consort Radha played with milkmaids. The Hindus celebrate this by splattering each other with powdered paint. 

In the 16th day of March of the same year, Pharrell completed his Holi Festival collection by coming out with the Festival/Holi MC (Multi-colored) Pack. The shoes in this collection are supposed to signify the aftermath of the festival after everyone has been drenched with brilliantly-colored powder dyes. 

These kicks carry that typical NMD swag but improved with Pharrell’s creative mark. Two colorways look drenched in powder dye, while one carries a solid black hue. 3M laces in the trademark Hu lace cage system provide a subtle flash under low light conditions. Trail soles complete the casual look.

  • Adidas Pharrell Williams Hu Holi NMD MC sneakers feature breathable knit uppers and molded EVA midsole stability blocks.

 

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