The Adidas Pharrell Human Race Sneakers = An Icon In The Making
The adidas HU NMD x Pharrell Williams debuted in 2016 at part of the Pharrell Williams = adidas Originals line. Inspired by unity and the human race, the sneaker was based on the original NMD and featured a Primeknit upper, “HUMAN” and “RACE” embroidered on the upper, a TPU-based lacing system, and a BOOST midsole. Other colorways would later drop, including green, red, powder blue, and a purple “Friends & Family” version, with the words “friends” and “family” written in Japanese. Sneakerheads always rejoice when copping a new pair of Pharrell Human Race Sneakers, or cry in agony if they miss a drop.
For many the original yellow color is viewed as the most memorable, as the black lettering against the yellow backdrops serves to illustrate the message behind the sneaker. Pharrell explained the message behind the shoe as a way to celebrate humanity and cultural diversity. All of us at StyleStreet agree, the Pharrell Human Race adidas collaboration is one of the best yet.
Here are the top Pharrell Human Race Colorways (so far)
Chanel x adidas x Pharrell NMD Human Race Trail (black/white)
This ultra rare adidas was released only at a special Chanel pop-up shop at colette in Paris. There were only 500 of these released, which makes theme extremely rare. Colette officially closed their doors in December of 2017, which makes these shoes that much more rare.
Release Date: November 25, 2017
Adidas Hu NMD x Pharrell “Scarlet”
Adidas and Pharrell Williams release a red colorway of their Boost collaboration with the release of the adidas Hu NMD x Pharrell Williams “Scarlet.” The sneaker features a Primeknit upper with white embroidered letters that read “Hu” on the right foot and “Race” on the left foot. The Pharrell Scarlet Human Races are one of the cleanest nmds to come out, they also give off a science vibe to them.
Release Date: September 29, 2016
Adidas Hu NMD x Pharrell “Blue”
Adidas and Pharrell Williams join forces once again to continue their NMD collaboration with the release of the adidas HU NMD x Pharrell Williams “Blue.” The sneaker features a shale blue Primeknit upper with white embroidery that reads “Human” and “Being.” The upper sits on a white Boost midsole and outsole. The Pharrell Blue Human Race are one of the best colorways to come out.
Release Date: September 26, 2016
Adidas Hu NMD Trail Core Black “Oreo”
adidas and Pharrell linked up to drop a pack of NMD Human Races dedicated to trail hiking. The pack features four different colors of the NMD Human Race in Sun Glow, Core Black, Noble Ink and Pale Nude. The Adidas Hu NMD Pharrell Oreo is one of the best colorways at an affordable price point.
Release Date: November 11, 2017
PW Hu NMD “Pharrell Friends and Family”
If you weren’t one of the select few who nabbed a pair of Pharrell Williams’ much-anticipated adidas Hu NMDs, these may only further your frustrations: Williams and the Three Stripes have teased a friends and family exclusive in a lush burgundy colorway; the sneaker features the same lacing system as the “Human Race” NMDs, only this time the shoes have been adorned with the Japanese characters for “friends” and “family,” respectively. Dual branding appears on the heels in a contrasting assortment of colors. The Pharrell friends and family are one of the most expensive shoes to date.
Release Date: July 01, 2016
Adidas Hu NMD “EQT Yellow”
adidas and Pharrell come together once again to release the adidas HU NMD x Pharrell Williams “EQT Yellow.” Part of the “Human Race” adidas NMD styles, the sneaker features a yellow and black upper with the words “HUMAN” and “RACE” emblazoned on the uppers which sit on a white and black Boost soles. The Pharrell human race yellow look like a traffic warning, however these shoes go well with many outfits.
Release Date: July 22, 2016
The Pharrell Human Race x Adidas collaboration is probably a top 5 sneaker collaboration of all time. From the beautiful colorways, to the well made silhouettes, no one else can really show their unique love and craft like Pharrell Williams does with these sneakers. If you own a Human Race sneaker, chances are you treat them like a luxury vehicle, and for good reason. These shows are something to be proud of, all of us at Style Street can’t wait for the next Pharrell Human Race release.