Brand: adidas Originals by Pharrell Williams
Model: SOLARHU NMD & Tennis Hu
Key Features: Each colorway is kitted out with knitted mesh uppers detailed with a patterned theme, embroidered text on the forefoot, marble-like EVA insert plugs, lacing cage panels, Boost midsole, and a colored trail rubber outsole.
The Tennis Hu features a Primeknit upper that is designed to look and feel handmade. Its EVA midsole, suede overlays at the heel and toebox, as well as a unique lacing mechanism complete the look.
Release Date: August 18
Price: The SOLARHU NMD will cost $250 (€250). The Tennis Hu costs $130 (€130).
Buy: adidas Originals flagship stores and select retailers such as Luisaviaroma (full list below). Also, use the adidas app for access beginning at 10 a.m. EST on August 18. The collection will be available on the app and adidas.com at 1 p.m. EST the same day.
Editor’s Notes: adidas Originals has now confirmed rumors that suggested the next chapter in Pharrell’s ongoing partnership with the brand would be the SOLARHU pack.
After product shots of the three SOLARHU NMDs found their way online, adidas has confirmed that the sneakers will release on August 18 and retail for $250. Two Tennis Hu sneakers are also part of the pack, which will retail for $130.
Much like his past work with the Three Stripes, the “Solar” pack is themed around a specific region of the world. Previously referred to as the “Afro” pack online, Pharrell has taken inspiration from East Africa, which is evidenced in the colors and patterns of the on the sneakers’ Primeknit uppers.
The three SOLARHU NMDs feature Pharrell’s signature text on the forefoot. Slogans like “MOTHER” and “LAND” or “EMPOWER” and “INSPIRE” adorn each of the pairs. In addition, the Swahili words “MIELE” (forever) and “MBELE” (forward) have been spelled out in alphanumeric text.
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