Highsnobiety
adidas-pharrell-mahbs (3)
adidas

The partnership between Pharrell's Humanrace and adidas has historically centered around the NMD. There've been new silhouettes and remixes of adidas classics along the way, but the NMD is core to Pharrell and adidas' creative partnership.

Thing is, it's not always the NMD as you know it. Pharrell has particularly pushed the angular runner to its stylistic limit with wild colorways and dramatic new shapes that reframe the otherwise familiar shoe.

Pharrell and adidas' NMD S1 MAHBS is the latest example of that progressive take on the ever-popular adidas sneaker, as revealed exclusively to Highsnobiety in behind-the-scenes imagery.

Available January 27 on adidas' website, CONFIRMED app, and select stockists, the adidas Humanrace NMD S1 MAHBS is barely recognizable as an NMD model, similar to Pharrell's RYAT boot before it.

The debut NMD S1 MAHBS colorway, "Oatmeal/Blue Corn," highlights what adidas calls the shoe's "human touch": a textural canvas one-piece upper designed to cradle the foot and chunk BOOST outsole ridged for the sake of maximum traction.

Streaks of color-blocked blue highlight the latter (plus some "Humanrace" branding) but the rest of the shoe is quietly versatile, channeling the utilitarian appeal of contemporary trail runners.

Thick rope laces throw it back to the past but, otherwise, the NMD S1 MAHBS is a sneaker for the future.

Indeed, especially when compared to the Humanrace adidas Hu NMD shoes released even a year ago, the RYAT and MAHBS stand tall with utterly distinctive shapes informed not by the sportswear of yesteryear but the kicks of tomorrow. It's all part of the adidas NMD's brave new future, wherein these sneakers epitomize the eco-conscious, all-purpose daily drivers we'll all one day wear.

We Recommend
  • Wales Bonner adidas collaboration FW24.
    Wales Bonner's Next adidas Sneaker Ain't a Samba
    • Sneakers
  • hartcopy adidas
    Hartcopy's adidas Sneaker Is Wonderfully Simple
    • Sneakers
  • clot adidas superstar 2024
    There's No Ignoring CLOT's Preppy adidas Sneaker
    • Sneakers
  • adidas Samba x Size 2024.
    Step Aside Samba, There’s a New adidas Sneaker In Town
    • Sneakers
  • Image on Highsnobiety
    Stand the Test of Time in These Investment-Worthy adidas Sneakers
    • Selects
  • Image on Highsnobiety
What To Read Next
  • Image on Highsnobiety
    Anrealage Pumped up a Rare Reebok Sneaker Beyond Recognition
    • Style
  • a model wears a black t-shirt and bag the row's fashion show
    The Row Banned Cell Phones From Its Runway Show. Is That a Good Thing?
    • Style
  • Bradley Cooper & Gigi Hadid seen out in New York wearing streetwear outfits
    Gigi Hadid Stole Bradley Cooper's Streetwear Swag
    • Style
  • Arcteryx's logo on a store in Shanghai
    Inside the Arc'teryx Museum, Where GORE-TEX Jackets Are Art
    • Style
  • itzy x coke
    The Next K-wave is Rising. Are You Ready?
    • Culture
  • Lil Nas X holding Coach handbag in a pastel fantasy world
    Find Your Courage with Coach: imma and Lil Nas X Power Up in Level 1
    • Style
    • sponsored
*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titel Media GmbH (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titel Media GmbH strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titel Media GmbH tests, remediates and maintains the Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Disclaimer

Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.