So as we all know, Pharrell & Adidas have teamed up and collaborated on a new NMD silhouette. It comes with no surprise that they would choose Pharrell to collaborate with, given him being a staple in both music and fashion. It also makes sense after the huge success Adidas has had by teaming up with another known music and fashion big shot, Kanye West. Adidas will look for another home run with this new release.
What makes this sneaker unique, besides its very eye catching color and profile, are the words 'Human Race' etched on the front of the sneaker. Pharrell himself has a few, very rare, custom made NMDs for friends and family with the symbols. Friends and family in Japanese are stitched on the top of the sneaker. So unless you and Skateboard P know each other from way back, don't expect to see these anywhere but online.
The first color way of the sneaker, a bold race car yellow, hit shelves on a Friday, July 22nd for the retail price of $240. Count yourself lucky if you were able to cop a pair for that much before re sellers hiked up the price more than double. Not to worry though, it seems Pharrell and Adidas aren't done with the 'Human Race' NMDs just yet. Pictures hit the net not too long after the first release. From the looks of it, more dynamic colors are to come.
The most recent, looking a bit like the original yellow pair, comes in a tangerine color way. I myself, hope to snatch up a pair before Summer's officially done, because showing up in a pair of these bad boys is sure going to make an impression. Yessir!
Nah but in all seriousness, with everything that's been going on in this country regarding race and the color of a person's skin, Pharrell may be doing his part in sending the message that no matter what shade or color a person is, we are all of one human race, and I myself am all for that. Now that deserves a real Yessir!