A mashup between “Happy” singer, Pharrell Williams, and behemoth sneaker brand, Adidas, gives birth to an unforgettable line called the PW Adidas NMD Hu. The latest PW Adidas NMD Hu to release will be the Afro Pack which recently had a name change to the Solar Pack, as per the Yeezy Mafia.
PW Adidas NMD Hu Trail Afro/Solar Pack
With a Chinese pack and a Holi pack out of the way, the next pack draws inspiration from the motherland, Africa. Indeed, after making sneakers to commemorate nationalities around the world it’s only foreseeable that Williams designs an African inspired pack to honor his roots. However, now the Afro Pack is renamed to Solar Pack and there’s no reason why.
AFRO PACK RENAMED TO SOLAR PACK pic.twitter.com/HGmjDchOT5
— YEEZY MAFIA (@theyeezymafia) July 20, 2018
Two of three upcoming colorways appear in the Yeezy Mafia’s post, one teal/grey pair and a yellow/black pair. Besides the unique and wild choice of colors for the upper, details on the shoes suggest references to African heritage.
For instance, the teal and grey upper has the writing, “Milele Mbele.” Some people say means Forever in Swahili, while others are saying it means Go Forward. Whatever the case, both sound like something you can find on any PW Adidas NMD Hu.
The yellow and black pair reads “Empower and Inspire.” Finally is the last colorway, which was thought to be red. However, the Yeezy Mafia says that the red pair has been changed to pink. This pink pair will read “Mother Land.”
These pairs will be complete with a trail outsole, like the PW Adidas NMD Hu Trail Holi and China Pack. The PW Adidas NMD Hu Trail Afro/Solar Pack will drop will on Adidas online. Additionally, it will release at select Adidas retailers. The drop date is on August 18th, 2018 and it’s presumably retailing for $250.
But, speaking of a Solar Pack, Pharrell Willams has a shoe in the making which we’ve seen before in this article. The bold PW Adidas Solar HU Glide ST is an all-new silhouette and not your regular PW Adidas NMD Hu. It comes with a PrimeKnit-like upper and hits of bold colors like red, blue, green, yellow, orange, and so on. Furthermore, it all rests atop a Boost midsole.