Back until May of this year, when tennis season had not even begun, 2017 was already proving to be the year of the adidas Stan Smith. Following the debut of the Stan Smith Boost Primeknit, adidas and Pharrell Williams teamed up to introduce the Tennis HU. Of course, this was not the first time the two collaborated, considering the Pharrell x adidas NMD Human Race. Ever since being introduced, the Tennis HU has already arrived at retailers in numerous colorways and now more are on their way. In fact, August 2017 is now scheduled to mark the retail debut of six new Pharrell x adidas Tennis HU colorways.
The Tennis HU is meant to be a flexible and lightweight tennis shoe, so it was designed to have Primeknit uppers and EVA midsoles featuring a waffle-like texture. For the debut colorways of the Tennis HU, Pharrell drew inspiration from two classic and iconic adidas tennis models, while also giving them a makeover in his own style. One of those two debut colorways was nearly all-White but also featured Green-colored accents, inspired by the classic Stan Smith color scheme. The second one was dressed up in a combination of White and Yellow, inspired by the adidas Forest Hill from the 1970s.
No doubt, the Tennis HU silhouette does indeed draw inspiration from adidas tennis shoes like the Forest Hill and Stan Smith.
However, one thing that sets it apart is the fact that is a slip-on shoe. There has also been quite a bit of debate over whether the breathable woven uppers of the Tennis HU are actually made up of Primeknit or some other similar textile. Unlike previous Tennis HU releases, these upcoming six colorways are pastel-colored. Three of them have uppers dressed up in a Light Blue, Minty Green and Pastel Pink hue, respectively. The other three are are predominantly White-colored, each sporting Burnt Sienna-, Dark Grey- and Light Grey-colored detailing.
This is a great opportunity for sneakerheads who have not yet added a pair of the Tennis HU to their collection, especially if they have been fans of the classic adidas tennis shoes. All six of these Pharrell x adidas Tennis HU colorways are scheduled to retail on the same date of August 8th, 2017 at a price of $130 each.
Pharrell x adidas Tennis HU