It’s a classic silhouette. Everyone on our staff has at one point or another owned a pair of Adidas Stan Smith sneakers. I got my first pair for free when we were looking through the stock of the store that would become re:fresh (baton rouge). They were a cloth fabric instead of leather with velcro straps instead of laces. I probably wore them twice before giving them away. I didn’t mind the velcro, so much as the color. I couldn’t do much with a sky blue Stan Smith.
2014 was the year of the Stan Smith, and adidas made sure it wasn’t hard to get your hands on a pair. Here’s a few example of Stan Smith’s from last year.
Pictured Above: The hundreds x adidas stan smith vulc “black pack”, raf simons x adidas stan smith, barneys new york x adidas stan smith, shigeki fujishiro x adidas consortium stan smith “play”
Obviously, adidas didn’t shy away from collaborating in 2014. We live in the collaboration world, but I wasn’t upset with the amount of collaborative Stan Smith released. I found myself considering a few different pair, such as the CNCPTS pair and the Barneys (or Dover Street) pair.
Instead, I bought one pair before last summer and I’ve beaten them into the ground in the 12 months that’s passed. You can view photos below of my current pair of Stan Smith, as well as photos and commentary from the rest of the staff.
Yes, I switched the laces on my sneakers. Originally I left the white laces on the sneakers, but once they were worn down a bit I needed something to give them new life. They infrared laces came with a pair of Pure Boost I have. I usually don’t swap laces and never use the additional laces that accompany most sneakers, but I was ecstatic to have these this time.
Straight up, to be completely honest with you, they look like designer sneakers. If you take the dots off the side of these, they look like designer sneakers. – Marty
pictured above : a bathing ape t-shirt (Pack of 2) $80 , John elliott + co. cast denim (coast wash) $275
this is pretty much my uniform. the colors go really well with my pink leather hat. – lu