Continuing the Pharrell Williams x Adidas partnership, the dynamic duo arrive with their whirlwind on another iconic silhouette, the Hu NMD S1 Ryat. NMD S1, which was unveiled in the summer of 2021, inspires the upcoming Hu NMD S1 RYAT shoes with a touch of hiking theme.
The NMD S1 is completely redesigned in the upcoming Hu NMD S1 Ryat shoes, compared to its original silhouette, thanks to Pharrell’s experimentation with the design of the range. The iteration will be released on Adidas’ CONFIRMED app for $250 on April 23, 2022.
Pharrell Williams x Adidas Hu NMD S1 Ryat Shoe Details
The new edition of NMD S1 RYAT is made from durable material, with details and elements in the service of hiking. The white color predominates on the shoes to introduce the idea of a future utopia through the love of the outdoors. The product description reads as follows:
“Since the 90s, Pharrell Williams has shaped our cultural landscape. Pushing boundaries comes with territory, and his latest collection with adidas encourages that pursuit of self-expression. The Hu NMD S1 Ryat is built with purpose – to remind us that the future is now, life is our turf and we should embrace every part of it.”
The site further clarifies the aesthetic purpose of the shoes, which is part of a Pharrell-inspired twist,
“With an exterior aesthetic designed for everyday wear, they transform classic boot colorways with a Pharrell-inspired twist. Ultra-comfortable, energy-charged BOOST cushioning is encapsulated in a transparent TPU cage with TPU plugs extras for a visual pop.”
The upper of the shoe is constructed with a premium suede base mix accented with leather overlays. The upcoming NMD S1 Ryat comes in a White/Cream White/Light Pink colorway.
The upper of the shoe also includes a mudguard and a TPU toe cap to demonstrate overall quality and give a new sense of utility.
The shoe is ostensibly inspired by a classic hiking shoe silhouette with a twist to make it comfortable even in new terrain. The shoe features a narrower shoelace and signature BOOST midsole.
BOOST midsoles provide customers with a cloud-like underfoot cushion effect for added comfort. The outsoles are constructed with rubber materials featuring the trefoil. The outsole provides utility as it provides clover-shaped grip as well as branding.
The leather lining adds even more detail to the pair. The shoes will be part of the adidas originals. @adidasoriginals took to Instagram to announce the shoes, in which they used illustrator @gang.box’s take on the upcoming silhouette.
The Pharrell Williams Hu NMD S1 Ryat shoes will be available on the Adidas CONFIRMED app and at select retailers this Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. GMT for a retail price of $250.
The shoes will also release on Pharrell William’s official humanrace.com brand e-commerce site.