Pharrell Williams' new Adidas x Humanrace Sambas are set to drop in six colorways

May 15th marks the release date for Adidas' new Sambas by Pharrell, perfectly timed for the summer season.
Pharrell Williams And Adidas Celebrate Collaboration
Pharrell Williams And Adidas Celebrate Collaboration / Christopher Polk/GettyImages

As we've discussed previously on Under the Laces, the Adidas Samba has experienced a resurgence in popularity in recent years, thanks to its timeless design and appeal to both high-profile celebrities and everyday enthusiasts alike. Speaking of their celebrity pull, Adidas has partnered with one of music's iconic figures to release a new set of collaborative Sambas — Pharrell x Adidas Humanrace. The timely May release fits ideally with the upcoming Summer season, as wearers can prepare for six designs appropriate for a relaxed, chill aesthetic à la Pharrell Williams.

Pharrell joined the Adidas family back in the Summer of 2014, coming off of his career renaissance with smash hits "Get Lucky" and "Happy". Adidas marked their first-ever collaborative partnership with a designer who took the bold step of establishing their own textile company, Humanrace. To kick off the collection, a bold and vibrant drop was introduced, featuring a trio aptly dubbed the 'Solid' pack, Stan Smith sneakers hand-picked by Pharrell himself. To complement the sleek sneakers, a timeless superstar track jacket was released in a rich leather finish, boasting contrasting three stripes that added a touch of flair to this iconic design.

The highly anticipated "Hu" collection made its debut in 2016, marking a significant milestone in the world of fashion and footwear. This inaugural release, often referred to as the "Human Race" collection, not only includes a range of apparel pieces but also brings forth the first official appearance of the NMD, which was previously spotted on style icon Pharrell Williams earlier that summer. This initial release proved to be a massive success, with subsequent updates solidifying its status as a fan favorite and driving further excitement for the brand's future endeavors.

The classic Samba silhouette remains for the Pharrell x Adidas Humanrace, however, some minor adjustments have been made to help the collection stand out. The Humanrace Sambas boasts a unique visual signature, with intricate stitching on the stripes and tongue that adds a touch of craftsmanship to the overall design. The use of premium materials adds a level of sophistication, making these shoes a true standout in the world of fashion.

With six colors to choose from, the Humanrace x Adidas Samba collection by Pharrell is sure to have something that matches your vibe!

The interior of the shoes is just as impressive, featuring a supple leather sock lining that cradles the foot. Additionally, the semi-detached heel panel extends downward towards the sole, creating a sleek and streamlined silhouette. Throughout the pack, a striking visual cohesion is achieved through the consistent use of grey leather and suede. The palette expands to include bold black and white, as well as vibrant red, blue, green, and yellow hues that add a pop of color to the design.

While the revamped shoes boast a premium build and the signature touch of Pharrell, their $170 price point is a significant jump from the standard $100 model. Eager buyers can look forward to snagging a pair on starting Wednesday, May 15th.