1. Human Race NMD Pharrell x Chanel, 2. Human Race NMD x Pharrell Friends and Family Burgundy, 3. NMD OG Friends and Family, 4. Ultra Boost Uncaged “Parley for the Oceans”, 5. NMD R1 Overkill “Firestarter”, 6. Ultra Boost 1.0 Miami Hurricanes, 7. Yeezy Boost 750 OG Light Brown, 8. Futurecraft 4D White Ash Green, 9. Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Synth, 10. Pharell x NMD Human Race “Yellow”. Adidas has become a household name when it comes to sneakers. For nearly six decades, the makers of legendary Stan Smiths and groundbreaking Ultra Boosts have been cranking out sneakers and show no signs of slowing down. Buying a pair of Adidas, like Nike and other sneaker labels, can be very expensive, especially when it comes to limited editions or sneakers that never made it to retail. The nine most expensive Adidas sneakers ever released are as follows.
- Human Race NMD Pharrell x Chanel
- Human Race NMD x Pharrell Friends and Family Burgundy
- NMD OG Friends and Family
- Ultra Boost Uncaged “Parley for the Oceans”
- NMD R1 Overkill “Firestarter”
- Ultra Boost 1.0 Miami Hurricanes
- Yeezy Boost 750 OG Light Brown
- Futurecraft 4D White Ash Green
- Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Synth
- Pharell x NMD Human Race “Yellow”
Human Race NMD Pharrell x Chanel
When it comes to limited-edition releases and thousand-dollar price tags, the Pharell NMDs have become Adidas’ counterpart of the Nike Air Jordans. The Pharell NMD Chanel was released in 2017 and was only available at Chanel’s pop-up store in Paris. It is presently reselling for $26,000. The Pharell NMD Chanel is the most expensive Adidas shoe to date, according to its hefty price tag.
This sneaker has a black upper and a white midsole, as well as Chanel insignia imprinted on the upper. Although the sneaker has a simple design and lacks the vibrant colors of other NMDs on the list, the Chanel text alone elevates the shoe to a premium item that pairs well with Chanel’s similarly priced products. This shoe is a must-have for sneakerheads and fashionistas, regardless of price.
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Human Race NMD x Pharrell Friends and Family Burgundy
Ranking the second place on our list of the most expensive Adidas sneakers are Human Race NMD x Pharrell Friends and Family Burgundy shoes. Apart from Kanye West, Pharell Williams and his NMD sneakers have been a huge success for the Three Stripes. It wasn’t long after the first NMDs were released in 2015 that Adidas announced a long-term relationship with the Grammy-winning producer. So far, the collaboration has resulted in the Pharell Stan Smith and Superstar packs, as well as the wildly popular Human Race (Hu) NMD line.
The 2017 NMD Pharell Friends and Family Burgundy, which is presently valued at roughly $8,200, is one of Pharell’s most expensive Hu NMDs. This sneaker, like the previous NMD, was never sold in stores and was only made available to Adidas and Pharell’s clients and associates.
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NMD OG Friends and Family
The NMD OG Friends and Family are made up of a black and grey Primeknit upper with red and blue midsole blocks. The all-black upper from the general release NMD OG has been replaced by a black and grey upper.
Ultra Boost Uncaged “Parley for the Oceans”
Adidas collaborated with the environmental nonprofit Parley for the Oceans to create an Ultra Boost out of recycled plastic bottles. The upper of this Adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged sneaker is teal in color, with Parley branding on the heel counter.
Sneakers built from recycled materials are generally pricey, but the Parley for the Oceans Ultra Boost’s $5,000 price tag makes it the most expensive running sneaker ever released and of course, one of the most expensive Adidas sneakers ever.
NMD R1 Overkill “Firestarter”
The Adidas NMD, which stands for “Nomad,” is inspired by legendary Adidas sneakers including the Micro Pacer, Rising Star, and Boston Super. A BOOST sole is also included in the sneaker. Since the release of the first NMDs in late 2015, the sneaker has gathered a sizable following, surpassing the Ultra Boosts in sales at one time.
Ultra Boost 1.0 Miami Hurricanes
There was the Ultra Boost before the Yeezy. The running/training shoes were first released in early 2015, and they were an instant hit with both athletes and shoe collectors. The sneaker utilizes Adidas’ groundbreaking BOOST technology, which attaches a substance called TPU to the shoe’s sole for unrivaled comfort. Thousands of people still regard the Ultra Boost as the most comfortable shoe they’ve ever worn.
Because the Ultra Boost is primarily a running shoe, Adidas should cooperate with colleges to offer customized sneakers not only for athletes but also for students, instructors, and alumni. Adidas debuted the Ultra Boost 1.0 Miami Hurricanes specifically for University of Miami athletes in 2016. Although the Ultra Boost 4.0 Miami Hurricanes were released two years later, the 1.0 version is a classic sneaker that has only increased in value over time, with resale prices currently set at $2,100.
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Yeezy Boost 750 OG Light Brown
Despite the fact that Yeezys are regularly released in retail outlets, they are not cheap sneakers. The majority of Yeezy sneakers retail for $200, but a few, such as the Yeezy Boost 750 OG, have sold for more than $300. The shoe was first released in 2016 and retailed for $350.
The Yeezy Boost 750 OG Light Brown was routinely launched throughout 2016, but only a few pairs made it to shop shelves, leading resale prices to rise. The price of this shoe is present $1,900, making it the most expensive Yeezy yet.
Futurecraft 4D White Ash Green
The Futurcraft 4D was introduced to retail retailers in extremely limited pairs in 2017 in collaboration with digital manufacturing company Carbon.
The price of these pricey sneakers can be attributed to technology, but the resale market has driven up the price of the Futurecraft 4D (white ash green colorway) even more.
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Synth
Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Synth is one of the most expensive Adidas. Yeezy Boost 350 not only revitalized the Three Stripes but also cemented Kanye West’s status as a shoe icon. Despite the fact that West had already made a reputation for himself at Nike, the company’s refusal to pay him royalties for the sale of his own shoe drove him to join Adidas in 2013. The cooperation couldn’t have come at a better moment for Adidas, which has been struggling to make money with its current celebrity collaboration sneakers.
The Yeezy Boost 350 V1 and later the 350 V2 basically transformed the trajectory of the sneaker firm, and many consider the shoes to be one of Adidas’ most successful releases of the twenty-first century. The Yeezy 350 V2 Synth was released in 2019 with cream and light grey colorway and was only available at select retailers in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Collectors may get the shoe for roughly $1,500 on the online resale site StockX.
Pharell x NMD Human Race “Yellow”
These were the first-ever Human Race Nomads developed in partnership with Pharell Williams, and they were a huge hit. These sneakers, which are based on the R1 Primeknit silhouette, come in a vibrant yellow shade with the words “Human” and “Race” woven boldly on either vamp in black.
The new side cage is adorned with thick yellow laces with grey accents, providing a comfortable and attractive fit. These renowned fits may now be found for as little as $1,150, with costs reaching upwards of $7000 for larger sizes.
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