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This year marks the 20th anniversary of N.E.R.D.‘s celebrated debut album, In Search of…. To commemorate the occasion, adidas has teamed up with go-to collaborator Pharrell to release a thematic take on the NMD Hu, ultimately honoring P and his bandmates, Chad Hugo and Shay Haley.

While some have deemed the pair underwhelming, fans of neutral colorways should be fairly pleased. The sleek adi silhouette appears in a light-colored beige Primeknit, with teal, baby blue, and peach accents implemented throughout. Signaling the collaboration, the band name is embroidered on the midfoot of the right shoe, while the left bears Japanese lettering. A commemorative “20” is then applied to the heel as a nod to the 20th anniversary of In Search of…. The Boost midsole below is done up in its standard white, making way for teal and baby blue-colored outsoles. Added pops of color are featured in the interior in blue and peach shades.

When the celebratory NMD Hu leaked earlier in the year, many expected it to release in March, seeing as In Search of… arrived on March 12 of 2001. Months removed, however, we have still yet to receive an official launch date for the pair. As always, though, be sure to check back with us for more details, and in the meantime, feast your eyes on nine Pharrell x adidas shoes that have aged as well as the man himself.



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