People that know me well, know that I am all about the old skool kicks so I was really interested to see that Adidas Originals were reissuing classic kicks Stan Smith
even though they didn’t invite me to the launch and never return my calls, I let that slide lol because I am a big fan and already own a pair of the classic whites and a pair of rare navy OG Stan Smith’s with straps. Stan Smith was created in 1971 for the tennis player, who won the Wimbledon men’s singles final in the same year, and has been a cult classic for years.
This retro shoe is going to be massive this spring/summer and I think they may just overtake the current obsession amongst the fash pack with Nike Air Max. Phoebe Philo, Celine designer, was seen rocking Stan Smith backstage during Paris Fashion week and we all know what happens when she turns up in a new pair of trainers. For peeps like me that love a vintage shoe the relaunch of Stan Smith conjures up images of my youth, when you only wore trainers to do exercise or if you were into hip hop. I love the clean design and simplicity of the shoe that, in my opinion goes with everything, which makes it a timeless classic and one that I think will be around for a long time.