Who should buy the Adidas Pharrell Williams Human Race NMD

There is no denying that Pharrell Williams has a cool fashion sense. Adidas NMDs alone are cool-looking already. With the collaboration of the two, the ultra cool-looking Adidas Pharrell Williams Human Race NMD was created. This is a fantastic addition to your collection if:

  • You are a fan of Adidas NMD and Pharrell Williams’ sneakers
  • You are looking for a fashionable summer footwear
  • You want an NMD model with a Primeknit upper
  • You like the comfort of the Boost technology

Adidas Pharrell Williams Human Race NMD nmd, boost, primeknit

A cool Pharrell Williams sneaker

Confidence is key and rocking these kicks relies much on how you carry yourself. 

One of the shoes’ defining characteristics is their adept use of color, so don’t be afraid to experiment. Whether contrasting or blending with the shades of your clothing, the sneakers are meant to stand out.

With the vibrant tones of Pharrell Williams x Adidas Human Race NMDs’ colors, you can opt for low-key shades for your clothing if you mean the focus to stay on your kicks. 

Adidas Pharrell Williams Human Race NMD side view

Pharrell usually dons the shoes with super casual outfits such as ripped jeans, statement tees, and interestingly-patterned jackets. Tracksuits or the usual pairing of sweatshirts and joggers would do as well.

If you need something a little more “dressy,” a short skirt with ruffles paired with a cotton top might do the trick. For men, black trouser pants, a solid-black tee, and an overcoat in the same inky black shade would up the style ante.

Adidas Pharrell Williams Human Race NMD front view upper

Expert use of color and the cultural positivity messages set these kicks apart. Pharrell’s name carries some weight, but that will only go so far without heavy creative genius to back it up. 

The shoes are also very much distinctive from other silhouettes. One look and you’d know they’re Hu shoes.

Adidas Pharrell Williams Human Race NMD laces

Boost midsoles let you enjoy a responsive ride

As NMD kicks, these low-top Adidas Originals shoes carry the highly-touted Boost midsoles that give users a responsive ride. 

Adidas Pharrell Williams Human Race NMD boost midsole

The Boost tech provides a high-energy return for wearers (reportedly the highest of any running shoe) courtesy of the small energy capsules that make up the Boost cushioning system.

The Pharrell Williams Human Race NMD has a sock-like fit

The Primeknit material that makes up the uppers also deserves some recognition. 

Adidas Pharrell Williams Human Race NMD primeknit

They keep the shoes lightweight while delivering a sock-like fit for users. They don’t crease and are easily collapsible, making these cool go-to shoes for avid travelers who are on their feet all day.

Adidas Pharrell Williams Human Race NMD outer sole

A limited edition that retails at around $5,000

In February of 2017, a very limited edition of the Pharrell Williams x Adidas Human Race NMD shoes came out, which were not sold in retail stores. 

The Friends and Family iteration was done up in magenta and had white Chinese characters on the uppers, which when translated to English, spelled out “Human Race.” 

Adidas Pharrell Williams Human Race NMD human side

These are highly sought after, and upon last checking, were retailing for around $5,000, although a few have been sold for much higher.

Facts / Specs

Style: Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collaboration: Pharrell Williams
Collection: Adidas Nmd, Adidas Originals, Adidas Boost, Adidas Primeknit
Closure: Slip-on, Laces
Material: Knit, Rubber Sole / Fabric

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.