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Brand: adidas Originals by Pharrell Williams

Model: Hu NMD “Greater China Pack”

Key Features: Knitted mesh construction detailed with a color dye theme, marble-like EVA insert plugs, lacing cage panels, Boost midsole, Trail rubber outsole.

Release Date: May 12

Price: $250

Buy: adidas flagship stores, online, and select retailers tba

Editor’s Notes: After their Indian Holi-inspired collection, Pharrell Williams and adidas Originals have moved on to China to design a Yin and Yang-influenced pack of sneakers that pull from the four natural elements of metal (Jin), wood (Mu), fire (Huo), and water (Shui).

The four natural elements are used as aesthetic concepts to introduce four distinct but inherently interconnected sneakers. Each colorway features one of the words “Happy,” “Peace,” “Passion,” and “Youth” on the right shoe with the corresponding Chinese characters embroidered on the left side.

The gold colorway is for friends and family only, with only 300 pairs of this exclusive style given out to those closest to Pharrell and adidas Originals.

Flip through the images above and leave your thoughts on the latest Hu NMD pack in the comments.

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