Pharrell’s spins on the adidas NMD Hu Trail continue to dominate 2018 as we get an early look at some samples of the upcoming “Afro” Pack that was first previewed back in January. The wild, colorful themes persist with Pharrell’s designs, but this Afro Pack goes heavy on the patterns on the upper, the intricate textile on the interior lining, and the beaded detailing on the heel. These are indeed early samples so the final product, which is set to release during the Fall 2018 season, may be different from what you see here.
The Holi Festival which celebrates color and love observed in India already passed, but this Pharrell x adidas NMD Hu Trail is inspired by that holiday. The sneaker basically features a powder dyed theme across its primeknit upper that mixes Chalk Coral, Flash Green and Lab Purple hues. Matching purple EVA inserts are applied on the midsole and lacing cage system, while a white Boost midsole and coral rubber trail outsole finally completes the design altogether
Finally, the wait is almost over, as an official release date for the Pharrell Williams x adidas Originals NMD Hu Trail “Holi Festival” pack was recently announced.
Following a series of teasers and leaks, the colorful collab pack is now confirmed to reach retailers next month. Centered around India’s Holi Festival of Color, the three sneakers included in the pack feature Devanagari text-embroidered uppers accented by bold tie-dye and striking midfoot cage lacing systems. While a rigid rubber outsole and full-length BOOST midsole finish up the design of the shoes.
The Pharrell x Adidas collaborations will continue in 2018, including several colorways of the popular Adidas NMD HU Trail.
Among the Pharrell x Adidas NM Hu Trails releasing this Spring are several “Holi” colorways, which are inspired by the Hindu spring festival celebrated in the Indian subcontinent, also known as the “festival of colors” or the “festival of love”.
Similar to previous Pharrell x Adidas NMDs, the upcoming “Holi” rendition features embroidered text on its uppers including Hindu symbols stamped on the left shoe.