Size and fit

The Adidas Pharrell Williams Nizza Hi RF is available in men’s sizing. However, it is a unisex sneaker. Ladies can still grab a pair by ordering 1.5 sizes less than usual. The shoe’s high-top profile gives sufficient ankle protection and support. 

For adequate airflow, the premium leather upper has perforations to keep the foot fresh. It has Pharrell Williams Hu sockliner made of EVA material for impact protection and cushioning comfort. Also, a lacing system is installed to provide a snug fit.

Adidas Pharrell Williams Nizza Hi RF Style

The Pharrell Williams x Adidas Originals Nizza Hi RF has a monotone beige upper with bright blue color. It is a basketball-inspired sneaker that mirrors Pharrell Williams’ creativity. 

Crafted with premium leather material, it displays a minimalist style on the outside while the Pharrell Williams sockliner bursts with a vibrant tone. PW’s Human Race branding is adorned on the tongue. It is available in Ecru Tint/ cream white/ clear brown colorway.

Notable Features

The Adidas Pharrell Williams Hi RF has a vintage aesthetic fused with modern technology. It features vibrant blue laces contrasting the clean beige leather upper, showcasing subtle sophistication and versatility. 

Also, it highlights the diamond cutouts in between the classic Three Stripes that give added style and ensures foot breathability. Indeed, it is a classic silhouette delivering a luxurious look combined with a retro vibe.

Adidas Pharrell Williams Nizza Hi RF History

The Adidas x Pharrell Williams collection unites people in the spirit of creativity, competition, and sports. Pharrell is known for his thumbprint of bold and creative design. Since 2016, the NMD Pharrell silhouette is released in various forms. 

Since then, Pharrell expanded the range of his designs. In March 2020, the Hu family has grown by inaugurating other models. Those silhouettes are Adidas Campus, SC Premiere, Stan Smith, Continental 80, Crazy BYW 2.0, and the Nizza Hi RF, which all feature eye-catching beige upper, diamond cutouts in between the Three Stripes, and vibrant shoelaces. 

On March 16 of 2020, the Adidas Pharrell Williams Nizza Hi RF was released. Pharrell unleashed his creativity towards this shoe by showcasing a minimalist and monotone leather upper that is contrasted by bold shoelaces. It also has tonal stitching. Indeed, it exudes sophistication and versatility. 

Nice to know

  • It comes with an extra pair of beige shoelaces. 
  • “RF” on the shoe name means “Refined.” The silhouette is tagged as RF since it is the slimmed-down version of the Nizza Hi. 
  • The insole is removable. 
  • The midsole has a foxing tape for added durability.
  • It has a leather heel pull tab for easy on and off. 
  • With a vulcanized construction, the rubber outsole ensures a sure-footed grip. 


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