This Pharrell x adidas NMD S1 MAHBS colorway is highlighted by the new canvas-constructed upper that replaces the usual Primeknit build. Other details include the bold Humanrace branding in Blue along the lateral side placed atop a two-tone thick gel sole with traction teeth appearing on the outsole.
Enjoy official images of the Pharrell x adidas NMD S1 MAHBS below and look for them at select retailers soon.
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UPDATE (1/23): 2022 saw the launch of Pharrell Williams’ Humanrace NMD S1 RYAT, a boot-like silhouette conceptualized during a time when the entrepreneur was reconnecting with the outdoors. The result was a utilitarian design aesthetic, something meant to be “a product for the people,” according to Williams. Through his evolution of design, Williams and adidas Originals introduce a new NMD S1 silhouette, the NMD S1 MAHBS in an Oatmeal/Blue Corn colorway. It acts as an object used for exploration – or to ‘mahb’ with the intent of positivity and goodwill.
“MAHBS, especially the naming convention, are yet another opportunity to be the expression of a group of humans, a mob. But we want to take these expressions and appropriate them for good. Positive propaganda, if you will,” says Williams.
The design process for MAHBS was led by the idea of using natural materials through the lens of advanced manufacturing. Key details on this model utilize techniques such as screenprinting and a spray painted heel that create a bold visual contrast between the upper and sole. The S1 sole encapsulates a Boost midsole for ultimate underfoot cushioning, while the rubber outsole with integrated trefoil design provides grip and traction ideal for movement. The upper knit bootie construction offers a snug fit around the foot, and the exterior canvas shroud material will relax over time for a more worn in look. Through Williams’ travels around the world, he’s taken hues from his surroundings and integrated them into MAHBS, which we see consistently across this model with the oatmeal color base of the upper. It also serves as a contrast to the colorblock heel, but further communicates the worker-wear value of the shoe as well.
“It’s a hybrid of innovation and working to get things done, to inspire,” says Williams. “And when you see the Humanrace mark, it’s not only to let you know it’s the property of this brand. It’s a nod to our intention around the future of wellbeing.”
Launching on January 27th, the Pharrell x adidas NMD S1 MAHBS “Oatmeal” will be available on the Confirmed App, through adidas.com/pharrell, humanrace.com, in-store, and via select retailers for a price tag of $230.