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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 7.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • Many buyers applauded the average price point of the Adidas Pharrell Williams Tennis Hu Primeknit.
  • The majority of the buyers liked the simple and clean colorways available in the market.
  • Many commended the exceptional style of the Pharrell Williams Tennis Hu Primeknit. Most collectors applauded the unique details of this pair.
  • Most of the users shared that they felt comfortable while wearing this pair.
  • This sneaker is generally true to size.
  • A handful of users noted about the high quality materials used in this pair.
  • The PW Tennis Hu PK is very breathable, said many users.
  • Numerous users shared that they enjoyed the extreme lightness of this pair.
  • Many online buyers disclosed that they will definitely recommend this pair to their friends.
  • A couple of wearers said that the Pharrell Williams Tennis Hu PK is easy to slip into. They described it as if like putting on a comfy sock.

2 reasons not to buy

  • One critic did not like the tongue of the Adidas Pharrell Williams Tennis Hu Primeknit. He said that it is too high that it rubs up to his ankle.
  • Some buyers complained that this pair has a narrow width. They recommend going a half size up than the buyer’s usual size.

Bottom line

Another collaboration of Pharrell Williams is hitting the market, this time it’s with the Adidas.  The Three Stripes drops the Pharrell Williams Tennis Hu Primeknit in 2017 showcasing minimalism, originality and resourcefulness. This collab aims to celebrate hues of humanity with its rich blend of premium materials and clean colors. Pharrell modernized the Stan Smith-inspired shoe with a breathable Primeknit bootie, extended tongue and distinct Pharrell branding on various parts. Stylish, comfortable, first-rate shoe at an average price point, it is hard to come up with a reason not to try this sneaker.


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Pharrell Williams Tennis Hu Primeknit History

The upward growth in the sales of the Adidas company has been nonstop since 2014. The Three Stripes showed true commitment in boxing out all its competitors with bold moves and nimble strategies. They have been digging up some of its gems from their archive and revolutionize it to fit the contemporary audience.  

Thinking out of the box is has been keeping Adidas busy for the past years. Aside from taking inspirations from the old models, Adidas has been very brave in collaborating with various partners - in fashion, entertainment and sports. Some of the well celebrated collaborations of Adidas are with Kanye West, Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto, DMC, Disney and Stella Mccartney.

Another big name has joined the land of the Three Stripes. Pharrell Williams, a singer and a creative artist, shared his ingenious talent with Adidas to produce contemporary sneakers and apparel. The first partnership with the Adidas was released in 2016 through the NMD Human Race collection.

Just this 2017, William Pharrell released his first ever signature sneaker and dubbed it as the Tennis Hu. The Pharrell Williams Tennis Hu sneaker was released in 2 variations, the mesh and the Primeknit upper. This tonal iteration features lightweight and comfortable kick.  Pharrell Williams clearly shows that he has an eye for fashion and design.

Pharrell Williams Tennis Hu Primeknit Style

The Pharrell Williams Tennis Hu Primeknit is the first signature shoe of Pharrell Williams with the Adidas. Taking cue from the iconic Stan Smith, this shoe showcases a minimalist and modern fit. The Primeknit upper provides incredible lightness and superb ventilation which allow this pair to be worn for all-day comfort.

The Tennis Hu Primeknit comes in two crisp colorways that can be easily paired with mainly casual attire. Most wearers are seen wearing their Tennis Hu with their jogger, jeans or shorts and tees. Some users sport this with ankle socks and pants rolled up exposing the ankles. Dressing up or down is easy with the Adidas Pharrell Williams Tennis Hu Primeknit.

Fit & Sizing

The Adidas Pharrell Williams Tennis Hu Primeknit is available in men’s sizes from 5 to 13 US. Most buyers are quite disappointed as this pair only comes in medium width. The side of the shoe bulges out or the front is too long when worn by people with wide feet. Although this pair generally runs true to size, people with wide feet are advised grabbing a half size up than their usual size.

The Primeknit upper provides a sock-like fit for superb support, comfort and stretchability. The Primeknit is a tad tighter and dense in the midfoot for containment. The EVA midsole provides excellent cushioning and impact protection, especially in the heel area where the midsole is the thickest.

Notable Features

Buyers can find a little piece of art in the mold of the Adidas Pharrell Williams Tennis Hu Primeknit. This sneaker is bursting with remarkable features that surprises most of the sneaker fans.

The signature logos found on the heel is very notable. It features the Pharrell equality logo printed on a nylon material. The equal sign aims to promote the human race equality which is the main objective of Pharrell’s line.

Meanwhile, instead of the three stripes, the Adidas 3-Stripe logo was presented with slits along the side of the midfoot. Another surprising element of this shoe is the black three stripes that are found in the aglet of the shoelace.

Pharrell also showed ingenuity through the eyelets. Instead of using the conventional eyelets, he creatively weaved a green thread along the tongue where the shoelace is looped.

Many also noted about the very unique insole. It is in vibrant green with graphic designs that was inspired from the reflexology. It features a cartoon foot drawing with the names of various body parts on different areas of the foot. Also printed on the insole is the yellow Pharrell Equality logo and rainbow colored Trefoil logo.

Additional Info

  • The Adidas Pharrell Williams Tennis Hu Primeknit has the diamond-pattern EVA midsole for lightweight cushioning.
  • The outsole is also made with the EVA with diamond pattern. The outsole also has green overlays called Rubber Pods found in the forefoot and heel to add durability.
  • The tongue features the strip of suede with the Trefoil and the Pharrell Human Race logo.
  • The tongue is lined with neoprene while the heel has a synthetic suede lining.
  • It weighs 6.5 oz
  • PW is sometimes the initial used in some retailers in representing Pharrell’s name.