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The Pharrell William x Adidas Originals Continental 80 is available in men’s and women’s sizing. For a custom fit, a lacing system is installed. It maintains a low-top profile that gives the ankle the freedom to move. 

This iteration of the Continental 80 has a premium leather upper with ventilation that keeps the foot dry. It has an EVA footbed for cushioning and impact protection.

The low-top Adidas Pharrell Williams Continental 80 is a tennis-inspired sneaker that creates a new flair of fashionable taste. The classic silhouette is dressed up with a monotone leather upper that is finished with vibrant orange shoelaces. 

The top lace hole has orange stitching to match the orange shoelaces. The nylon stripe at the lateral side of the shoe is in two-tone. A grey hit is adorned on the tongue, toe box, and ankle areas for a beautiful finish without getting too loud. Technically, there is no much difference from the regular Continental 80, but it has more attention to details.  

This versatile Adidas Originals x Pharrell Williams Continental 80 can beautifully complement casual clothing like distressed denim jeans, shorts, miniskirts, minidresses, jumpsuits, cuffed pants, culottes, or cargo pants. For a more athletic vibe, track pants, leggings, or joggers can be paired with this unisex sneaker too.

The Adidas Pharrell Williams Continental 80 is a versatile, minimalist trainer that is a product of fantastic collaborations between the brand and the visionary Pharrell Williams. Without getting too loud, this iteration received an attention-to-detail update to displays the creative taste of PW. 

The shoe features a premium upper that is dressed-up with a monotone colorway. Instead of the regular round ventilation holes, it has diamond cutouts to keep the foot fresh as well as provide a new look with its simple twist. Also, it has a colorful sockliner with printed foot anatomy.

A collaboration between Adidas x Pharrell Williams creates a collection of shoes that unites people in the spirit of creativity, competition, and sports. In 2020, the collection features Pharrell’s affinity for creative design. 

Created with updated palettes, it displays a distinctive colorful edge and creative concepts. The collection celebrates off-court fandom and on-court basketball performance, merging two worlds through their shared passion. 

On March 16 of 2020, the Adidas Pharrell Williams Continental 80 was unveiled. It boasts a minimalist upper in a monotone colorway and vibrant accents like orange shoelaces and overlays, creating subtle sophistication. 

The shoe has a sockliner that is bursting with a cool palette. It has a rubber cupsole that provides durability and a reliable grip. With such vintage nostalgia, it still has the Adidas branding window next to laces that recalls the 80s style.

  • The Pharrell Williams x Adidas Continental 80 comes with an extra pair of beige shoelaces with orange aglets. 
  • It has a removable footbed that can be replaced with a custom orthotic.
  • For a next-to-skin feel, a leather shoe lining is installed. 
  • The Adidas x Pharrell Williams SS20 collection also includes silhouettes like Adidas SC Premiere, Campus, Stan Smith, Crazy BYW 2.0, and Nizza.


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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.