Brand: adidas Originals by Pharrell Williams
Model: SolarHu Glide and BYW
Key Features: The SolarHu Glide features a red and black knitted upper, as well as a full-length Boost sole, while the BYW boasts a breathable knit upper, a split sole and Boost tooling in the heel.
Release Date: The SolarHu Glide is available now, whereas the BYW will drop February 11.
Price: $150 (SolarHu Glide) and $250 (BYW)
Buy: adidas.com and select retailers
Editor’s Notes: adidas Originals and Pharrell Williams are celebrating the Chinese New Year with a thematic release. The Hu pack consists of the SolarHu Glide and the BYW, both of which draw inspiration from Chinese color symbolism.
Each sneaker features a predominantly red upper with gold accents, a scheme that is symbolic of good fortune and happiness in the new year. Furthermore, the SolarHu Glide welcomes the Fú symbol embroidered on the upper, as the sign is traditionally placed upside-down on the doors of Chinese homes in order to bring prosperity to the household. The BYW, on the other hand, has the word “ambition” embroidered across the left and right uppers, a detail that is meant to inspire the wearer to remain determined throughout the coming year.
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