First Look at the Pharrell x adidas Humanrace Samba “Lilac”

adidas is on the move, figuring out how to navigate the post-Ye and post-Beyonce era. While luxury partnerships have left the masses feeling left out, adidas’ collaborations with Pharrell, Grace Wales Bonner, Bad Bunny, and Jerry Lorenzo have been game-changers.


Pharrell, in particular, has been expanding his contributions, with multiple sneaker silhouettes and apparel options that offer a unique twist on classic sportswear.

The Humanrace Samba, which debuted at the end of last year, has been a hit, and now we have a fresh new “Lilac” colorway that’s perfect for the upcoming spring season.

The sneaker features premium lilac leather and matching rawhide laces, giving it a tonal presentation that highlights its intricate detailing. It’s a unique approach to the classic silhouette, and it comes complete with a custom lilac shoe box, Humanrace dustbag, and alternate laces.


There’s no official word yet on when the Pharrell x adidas Humanrace Samba “Lilac” will drop, but based on the fact that it’s already being seeded to insiders like Tyler Mansour, it’s safe to say that it’ll hit shelves soon.