Pharrell Williams and Adidas have been working together for the past two years, and they had their best project in 2016. It wasn’t Pharrell putting his logo or spin on one of the brand’s older silhouettes, which they had previously done. It was an all-new shoe—the Pharrell Human Race NMD. The sneaker was a reworking of the already popular NMD, but it added something else: Pharrell’s humanitarian side. The shoes played off the concept that everyone around the world is one collective group of people, and he made versions of the shoe whose proceeds benefited Native Americans in North Dakota and, coincidentally, released in the midst of the Standing Rock protests. The first colorway of the Pharrell NMD, the yellow pair, is one of the most coveted shoes of the year, with pairs reselling for $1,000, while the wine-colored friends and family edition goes for upwards of $7,000. Pharrell’s been creating hyped sneakers for over a decade, and his star isn’t diminishing. In fact, it may be stronger than it’s ever been. —Matt Welty