Adidas x Pharrell Williams
Stan Smith Sneakers
A personal pair of adidas Stan Smith sneakers which have been hand drawn by Pharrell Williams. These shoes were procured from Pharrell's personal collection for the Just Phriends auction.
Yellow leather. Hand drawn designs
US Men's Size 9
In 2014 Pharrell’s relationship with Adidas was thriving and his Chanel partnership was just starting to take shape. As a foretelling of things to come, Pharrell stepped out in this exclusive, never-released yellow (Pharrell’s favorite color) colorway of Adidas Stan Smiths. While the tongue of the Stan Smith model historically bears an image of and endorsement by the tennis legend himself, this pair (again… never released) bears an image of and endorsement by Pharrell Williams. Reminiscent of (if not an homage to) the De La Soul 3 Feet High and Rising album color, Pharrell doodled these with flowers and other shapes and emblazoned them with “CHANEL” across the side. This Pharrell-ified hand-drawn aesthetic would find its way into the 2019 Pharrell X Chanel capsule line as multiple pairs of Chanel ready-to-wear sneakers were treated similarly. This particular pair of publicly worn size 9s are the originals, straight from Pharrell’s personal collection.