Pharrell x adidas NMD Hu To Release in Refreshing "Clear Aqua"

Complete with special embroidered Xhosa (a Bantu language) hits on the forefoot.

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Pharrell may be busy opening boutique hotels and opining on the power of ownership in the music industry as of late, but he’s always got plenty of time for his adidas partnership — and now Skateboard P and the Three Stripes have readied the popular NMD Hu in a refreshing “Clear Aqua.”. Following the tonal stylings established by a recent pink colorway, the “Clear Aqua” offers up chill summertime style and a meaningful text hit on its top half.

As is par for the course on Pharrell’s NMDs, the upper on the “Clear Aqua” is composed of stretchy, flexible Primeknit. This socklike base layer is bolstered by a cut-out midfoot cage and rope laces that wrap around the top of the foot. Starting under these laces and reaching down to the toebox is the shoe’s signature detail: a Xhosa (Bantu language) text hit that reads “Uluntu,” or “community” in English.

More branding is debossed on the leather heel pieces, namely Pharrell’s equality graphic on the left foot and an adidas Originals Trefoil on the right foot. Collars boast black lining, insoles show a signature anatomy print, and the look is completed by a cool blue BOOST midsole with both forefoot and heel bricks.

The Pharrell x adidas NMD Hu “Clear Aqua” will release via the adidas webstore on May 14, and is priced at $220 USD.

For more from the world of the Trefoil, grab an look at Craig Green’s latest duo of collaborative silhouettes.

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