Yes, you’re likely to mistake it for a Stan Smith at first glance. Give it a few seconds, though, and you’ll realize the Adidas Pharrell Williams Tennis Hu is an entirely different shoe altogether. Like the Stan Smith, though, we have a feeling this will become a streetwear staple for a lot of people in the foreseeable future.
The newest collaboration between Adidas and the seemingly ageless music mogul, the sneaker takes design cues from classic tennis shoes, all while incorporating Pharrell’s signature bold style. The result is a shoe you may not exactly wear to the tennis courts, but one that will likely make the regular rotation for your daily casual ensembles.
The Adidas x Pharrell Williams Tennis Hu uses Primeknit for both the upper and the lining, so it should deliver a flexible fit that conforms to your foot shape, while providing much-needed breathability for the warmer days on the horizon. A lightweight EVA midsole and outsole should provide the necessary support for walking-around-town duties, with a waffle pattern giving it just a little extra grip.
Features include a lacing system that’s built into the upper, a suede tab on the tongue, and Pharrell’s modified three-stipes on the heel patch. It comes in two colorways: white-and-green (inspired by, of course, the Stan Smith) and white-and-yellow (with a scheme borrowed from the 70s-era Adidas Forest Hill silhouette).
Available now, the Adidas x Pharrell Williams Tennis Hu is priced at $130.