ARTICLE BY Ross Dwyer
Pharrell x adidas Hu NMD S1 RYAT
Pharrell x adidas Hu NMD S1 RYAT
,Pharrell x adidas Hu NMD S1 RYAT
Pharrell x adidas Hu NMD S1 RYAT
Pharrell x adidas Hu NMD S1 RYAT
Pharrell x adidas Hu NMD S1 RYAT

Pharrell and adidas' Hu NMD S1 RYAT Is a New-Age Hiking Boot
Release: 23 April 2022

Style Code: GV6640

Pharrell and adidas' hybrid Hu NMD S1 RYAT hiking boot has been trickling out over the last few months, revealed in both Instagram photos from Skateboard P himself and a handful of leaks. The floodgates are now fully and officially open though, as the longtime collaborative partners have announced its release date – and taken the time to explain its inspiration.

Equal parts city street and mountain trail, the Hu NMD S1 RYAT's design came together through a series of 3D prototypes, and though it's a hybrid hiking shoe it still boasts plenty of NMD DNA. Premium suede, leather and textiles add an air of elevated flair, while rubberised mudguards and toe caps make sure that no utility is lost in the pursuit of looks. Though it's not immediately noticeable, the NMD S1-inspired midsole is packed full of bouncy BOOST cushioning for comfort.

What is noticeable, however, is the traction pattern, which repurposes adidas Originals' familiar trefoil logo. The RYAT's launch colourway, 'Core White/Cream White/Clear Pink,' brings an element of urban sophistication that wouldn't look out of place in Pharrell's Miami home! 'The RYAT is a cultural artefact and an object for humans pushing forward on our planet,' said the ever-enigmatic artist and designer while discussing the model.

Expect the Pharrell x adidas Hu NMD S1 RYAT to release via the adidas web store and at select retailers on April 23. It's priced at $250.

To check out more Pharrell sneaker colabs, head over to our brief history of Skateboard P kicks, from his N.E.R.D. x Nike Dunk Highs to his adidas Hu NMDs, by clicking here.

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