The adidas Stan Smith: A True Footwear Icon Returns to One Block Down
The adidas Stan Smith is, undoubtedly, one of the most iconic sneakers of all time. Born as a tennis shoe in 1963 and worn originally by the tennis great Robert Haillet,it was later renamed to “Stan Smith” when a player of the same name signed one of the most lucrative sponsorship contracts at the time in 1973.
Over years of steady interpretations and re-releases, the silhouette has grown so big that it was even entered into the Guiness Book of World Records after selling 2 million pairs in 1988. With its unmistakable design and contrasting heel tab, the Stan Smith has withstood the great test of time, remaining as relevant today as it was half a century ago.
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The shoe, typically constructed from a matte leather upper, is renowned for its simple design. Unlike most other adidas sneakers, the Stan Smith does not feature Three Stripes along its lateral edge. Instead, it features three rows of perforations, a decision made to be both performative and aesthetic.