Outside of the adidas Originals line, the biggest buzz for the brand has surely been about their newest NMD_S1 design, a silhouette that saw a major overhaul for the series for the first time in its short history. With the debut releases drumming up considerable hype, adidas will aim to keep the ball rolling through a handful of select collaborative partnerships, from premium luggage manufacturers RIMOWA, to creative Philllllthy. Now they’re tapping one of their big-name long-term partners, with Pharrell’s Humanrace lineage next to design their own NMD S1.
Stripping the design down to basics, Pharrell has deployed a minimalist approach to the pair, dressing the release with upper/inner booties of burlap, encased in a single shroud overlay of the same textile. Whilst most of this weave arrives in undyed form, the heel receives a striking blue paint job on the horizontal, a finish that works its way down to the midsole, too. The forefoot receives a tonal tan finish — and even the outsoles are split, with beige tread up front, and blue in the rear. The pair is then completed by co-branded insoles and lightly-printed Humanrace branding across the lateral wall and toe.
No confirmed details on the release have been disclosed by either party, but you should expect to hear an announcement in the coming weeks. In the meantime, enjoy an early look at the Pharrell x adidas NMD S1 MAHBS “Oatmeal” courtesy of@kicksdongUpdate 01.17.23 Euro retailers BSTN has confirmed a January 21st release for the Pharrell x adidas NMD S1 MAHBS “Oatmeal” alongside some fresh product photography. Product pages are currently loaded on adidas sites globally, through confirmed release dates are expected to be announced regionally soon.
Pharrell x adidas NMD S1 MAHBS “Oatmeal”
Release Date: January 21, 2023
Style Code: HP2641