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Pharrell Williams x Adidas Human Race NMD History
Popular songwriter, rapper, singer, and film and record producer Pharrell Williams has been into designing since 2005. In 2014, he signed a long-term partnership deal with Adidas. Two years later, Adidas and Pharrell came out with the “Hu” line. The Hu is supposed to stand for the human element in the periodic table as well as for the word “hue” to denote people of different skin colors.
The Hu or Human Race line is mostly inspired by the culture of the Native Americans in North Dakota, specifically the MHA Nation. The main theme of the collection is about people from all walks of life and culture coming together and understanding each other.
The first 2016 release featured a vibrant yellow colorway with the words ‘Human’ on the right foot and ‘Race’ on the left in black. This silhouette was built based on the NMD model and had the same NMD sole. It also had a very thick Primeknit upper and a unique lacing system. A second wave debuted in September with five shades this time: green, scarlet, tangerine, black, and blue. Words such as “Species,” “Hu,” “Being,” “Human,” “Race,” and “Man” in either a black or white color can be seen on the upper.
A very limited edition also came out and was not sold in retail stores. It was a strictly Friends and Family iteration. The shoe was in magenta and had Chinese characters written on the upper which translated to Human Race.
Pharrell Williams x Adidas Human Race NMD Style
With the vibrant colors of the Human Race NMD, there is no further need for brightly hued clothes when the focus should be on the shoe. Pair them up with ripped jeans or yoga pants and a shirt in a low-key shade, and you’re good to go.
Fit & Sizing
The Pharrell Williams x Adidas Human Race NMD is a unisex shoe. Sizes available are in men’s sizes only which range from 4 to 13, with half sizes offered. Adding 1.5 to the men’s size will give you the respective women’s size. For example, a 4.5 men’s is equal to 6 in women’s.
The NMD Human Race low top shoe features Boost cushioning which gives the wearer a responsive ride. It also features a Primeknit upper for a sock-like fit that adapts to the wearer’s foot along with a distinctive lacing system and side cage.
- The heel tab contains Pharrell’s equal sign on the left and a rainbow-colored Trefoil logo on the right.