February 28, 2024

adidas Originals and Pharrell Williams are at it again. This go around they are building on their Hu series with a continuation of the SOLARHU story.

Pharrell Williams continues his experimentation with prints and textures riterating the shared belief that, through sport, we all have the power to transform lives. The collection draws on the tradition of long distance running that has a rich heritage in the East African region.

The Kicks ‘Empower’ and ‘Inspire’

Revisiting his now iconic Hu NMD, Pharrell plays with the established aesthetic markers of the SOLARHU collaboration. Expressed in four bold color ways, Power Blue, Clear Blue, Black, and White, each sneaker in the collection features a printed collar, designed to evoke traditional East African weaving techniques. Continuing the motif of motivation through language, each pair is emblazoned with the words ‘Empower’ and ‘Inspire’ embroidered in Chinese lettering across a primeknit upper.



The Clothes

Featuring prominent patterned detailing, the apparel offering stays true to SOLARHU’s East African inspiration. All pieces are presented in clashing colorways, while tops and jackets feature bold chest and back graphics, an homage to the numbering mechanisms found on long distance runners’ jerseys.




The adidas Originals by Pharrell Williams SOLARHU NMD capsule collection is available November 10th at adidas Originals flagship stores, select retailers and online.

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