Pharrell and adidas Originals have tapped everything from the Chinese New Year to traditional East African weaving patterns for design inspiration, but now the two are looking to sport with a new basketball-themed collection. Consisting of seven footwear styles accompanied by matching apparel, the latest from Skateboard P and adidas‘s lifestyle division uses bright colors, bold prints, elegant materials and special branding in equal measures.
Two of the seven silhouettes are performance-geared: a new high-top dubbed the 0 to 60 STMT as well as a Crazy BYW 2.0 Low. The STMT is almost motorcycle boot-adjacent with a high cut, zipper closure and ankle strap, while the 2.0 Low offers a more classic hoop style. Both are awash in bold fades, shades and details, using soft abstract green, orange and blue prints for a spring-ready look. Each midsole is also stuffed full of BOOST cushioning for a soft, comfortable feel.
Meanwhile, the five lifestyle makeups — Stan Smith, Campus, Continental 80, SC Premiere and Nizza Hi — all use natural tan leathers or suedes. All offer pastel or neon-colored laces for a pop of flair, and replace standard circular perforations with triangular shapes for a nod to Pharrell’s signature Hu logo.
Accompanying apparel uses a vivid all-over print that combines a tie-dye ethos with thumbprint graphics. There’s a T-shirt, hoodie and shorts, all of which are dressed in yellows and oranges, accented with various shades of blue.
Uniting lifestyle and performance, the Pharrell x adidas Originals basketball-inspired collection is available now on the adidas webstore. Prices range from $80-$200 USD.
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