People throw the words ‘iconic’ and ‘legendary’ around too often – but the ADIDAS ORIGINALS STAN SMITH model is a genuine reason to dig those adjectives out. Stan Smith, the tennis playing legend himself, originally wore the Robert Haillet pro shoe while on court but his name – and face – made this model truly his own.
The Stan Smith as we know it really began in 1972 and since then it’s permeated most aspects of popular culture. If they weren’t being worn by b-boys, they were being rocked by skaters in the early ’90s or holding up weary musicians on stage: such a clean footwear design meant that the Stan Smith model transcended the original athletic category that it was presented in. Originally produced in white/forest green and white/navy, the early ’80s saw new upper colourways and other low-key variations reach the shelves, many of which have gone on to become legitimate and worthy collectors items. Often referred to as one of the best selling shoes ever, 42 years on, the Stan Smith is still just as relevant today as it ever was.
The ADIDAS ORIGINALS STAN SMITH white version is reintroduced for SS14 with the three most iconic heel tab colours and is AVAILABLE ON WEDNESDAY 15th JANUARY 2014 and colour suede versions dropping shortly afterwards in March. These are causing a buzz online at the moment, so check the stockist link below and try your luck to grab one of the most important models out there.