There have been some iconic names in sneaker history: Michael Jordan, Kanye West, Phil Knight, Tinker Hatfield, Sonny Vaccaro, and now Pharrell Williams.
Pharrell has at all times been probably the most influential fashion trendsetters in the world. Stars have often followed in her footsteps in terms of fashion together with musical gifts. Age seems to have slipped away from him and for more than a decade, and it is hard to find a more influential figure combining Hip Hop and fashion in the 21st century than Pharrell.
Since his signing with Adidas, Pharrell has taken the sneaker world by storm by taking on NMD and his own sneakers in the Tennis HU model. The models immediately sold out and were resold for astronomical values that even Jordan Brand had a hard time matching. This week’s release will be Pharrell and Adidas’ iconic collaboration with House of Chanel. This model contains a slick black upper, contrasting white midsole, and features ‘Pharrell’ on one shoe and ‘Chanel’ on the other.
It’s astonishing to see fashion houses combine with athletic brands to create masterpieces and this model may be the first of many to break the mold and introduce more fashion houses working with athletic brands. If you want to take this model, do not get your hopes up. This model will be released on November 25 through the Chanel website and only 500 pairs have been released. With only 500 pairs, Pharrell expects super high resale prices to emerge in the next few weeks. In an interview with WWD, Pharrell stated that he expected sneakers to be 40k high! To see that number would break the heart of the sneaker community, but it is just the hype we live with. Check out the star images below and let the hype begin.