A History of Pharrell’s Footwear Collaborations

Sep 19, 2014 | Ian Stonebrook |



This weekend, Pharrell will launch his first collaboration with adidas in the form of the Stan Smith “Solids” Pack. Though this may come as the first retail release between the music superstar and the brand with the Three Stripes, both parties have been on this grind for a long time. For Pharrell, collaborating on clothing and footwear has been somewhat of an ongoing business and creative endeavor. Focusing strictly on kicks, we take a look back at all of Pharrell’s footwear collabs that have released to the public.

Nike Dunk High “N.E.R.D.”

photo via Flight Club

Year: 2004

No One Ever Really Dies, do you believe that? Skateboard P and his genre-bending outfit rocked out on a pair of high top Dunks years before the majority of the trends they set would become the norm. Like most Dunk collabs of those days, coloways and composition were somewhat conservative with the big ticket branding coming in the form of an embroidered heel logo. The shoes dropped in January of 2004, serving as a part of the artist series that also featured collabos from ESPO and Halle Berry. Hard to find these days, it’s been said that P’s Dunks were limited to only 1,050 pairs. It should also be noted that previous to the release of these Dunks, Pharrell and Chad Hugo were working on Nike Basketball scores, like the one embedded below, as The Neptunes.


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