The adidas Stan Smith trainer, the king of kicks, made its big return to shelves today. We flagged up this cool comeback a couple of weeks ago but today is the big launch date… And we’re just a teeny bit excited for this epic shoe to step back into the limelight after a two-year hiatus.
The simple white leather shoe was born over 40 years ago and is named after a ’70s American tennis icon. Stan Smith rocked the court with the world’s first ever leather tennis shoes before they were rechristened in his honour in 1972. Yep, it’s Stan’s scruffy hair and smiley face that grace the tongues of every pair of the kicks today. We heart this cult classic for its mix of street-wear vibes with high-end style.
If you still need convincing just look at the stats – these bad boys are the best-selling shoes of all time with over 40 million pairs shifted. Who can argue with that kind of popularity? Not us, we’re officially wooed, these iconic kicks more than deserve a spot in our shoe-drobe. New trainer smell anyone? Ahhh.
By Katie Yiannakis