Posts Tagged ‘Stan’

adidas Stan Smith PK “Semi Flash Orange” // Available Now

A pretty sure-fire way to create a successful sneaker and prolong the life of a popular silhouette is to marry one with an existing technology. Take the Air Jordan 1 Flyknit for example.

Adidas has been very successful with their version of a light and breathable construction with that of Primeknit. In its latest feature, Primeknit takes centre stage on the critically acclaimed Stan Smith. A shoe with a history dating back to the 1960s is brought into 2017 with this new technology and a bold deep coral colour-way.

No doubt these will be super cozy. Pair are available now at Sneak-a-Venue.

adidas Stan Smith PK W – Semi Flash Orange

Price: €110


adidas Stan Smith PK “Semi Flash Orange”

adidas Stan Smith PK “Semi Flash Orange”

adidas Stan Smith PK “Semi Flash Orange”

adidas Stan Smith PK “Semi Flash Orange”

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adidas Stan Smith Gets Horween Leather Update in Blue

After a stellar “Camo” colorway of the adidas Stan Smith dropped yesterday, the traditional tennis shoe today moves away from canvas construction and adopts Horween leather.

This vibrant blue Stan is coated in the finest of fabrication with perforated three stripes and gold foil branding in tow. A premium variation that is ideal for summer given its monotone expression, marks the union between sport and high fashion yet again for this three stripes best seller.

Grab the adidas Stan Smith Horween “Blue” now at Xtreme.

adidas Stan Smith Horween "Blue"
adidas Stan Smith Horween “Blue”
adidas Stan Smith Horween "Blue"
adidas Stan Smith Horween “Blue”
adidas Stan Smith Horween "Blue"
adidas Stan Smith Horween “Blue”
adidas Stan Smith Horween "Blue"
adidas Stan Smith Horween “Blue”

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Adidas Stan Smith – Outdoor 2011


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Possibly the most iconic tennis shoe of all time, the Adidas Stan Smith has gotten a new face lift for summer. Called the Outdoor, it is Adidas’s attempt to capture the look of a hiking boot in the design of the beloved Stan Smith. We’ve seen numerous takes and colourways on this famous shoe, but we have yet to see a hiking version.

Complete with boot style laces, hook and eye lacing system, nubuck uppers and off white weathered sole, these look equally fresh as they do traveled. Available in two colours. Get them on pre-order here.

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Adidas x Raf Simons Stan Smith Spring Collection // First Look

Within the realm of sneakers there seems to be a growing appreciation for the more “luxurious” iterations of some of the finest sneakers on the market. One brand in particular is spearheading this movement and it’s adidas. The latest venture to emerge from the three stripes brand is the Adidas x Raf Simons Stan Smith Spring Collection that we’ve garnered a first look at.

Featuring the iconic Stan Smith silhouette, this collection boasts a variety of unique colors taking on tonal variations that employs the patented perforated “R” along the side panel for Raf Simmons. Furthermore, a custom tongue is spotted within the silhouette as well as an embossed wordmarking of “Raf Simmons”, along the heel counter.

To see more, peep the detailed images below and be sure to venture over to select retailers such as Feature Sneaker Boutique to cop your pair as they are available now.

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Skechers’ Take on the adidas Stan Smith Has Been Shut Down by a Federal Judge

Imitation is the highest form of flattery, but sometimes it’s deemed illegal. Skechers, who has made the jump to second largest US footwear company behind Nike, has been ordered by a federal judge to stop producing three different shoes that bare striking resemblances to that of adidas — the marquee model being the Onix which is incredibly similar to the Stan Smith.

Oregon Live reports that Oregon’s U.S. District Judge Marco A. Hernandez was presented the Onix and Stan Smith only a few feet away from him in court and could not tell the difference, a factor that led to his final decision.

“Although Skechers points out minor differences between its Onix shoe and the Stan Smith — that the Onix has five, not three, rows of perforations which extend in a different direction, and that its colored heel patch is a slightly darker shade of green — the unmistakable overall impression is two nearly identical shoes,” Hernandez wrote. “Given the striking similarity between the shoes, there is but one inference to draw: that Skechers knowingly adopted a mark very similar to the Stan Smith to draw off of the success of Adidas’s iconic shoe.”

In response to the ruling, Skechers President Michael Greenberg issued a statement that although the company was disappointed by the ruling it would not strongly disrupt their business as the injunction involved “only three minor and commercially insignificant Skechers styles that have already been discontinued.” Following up, Greenberg stated, “While this is a non-issue from a commercial standpoint, we are disappointed in the ruling and fully intend to appeal it in order to ensure that our footwear designers retain the freedom to use common design elements that have long been in the public domain.”

Recently, Nike also sued Skechers for a design that draws from Flyknit (and even adidas Boost).

While the Skechers Onix is a blatant bite on the adidas Stan Smith, it also says a lot of about the bigger business of sneakers. The fact that Skechers has moved to #2 in the US makes selling a takedown on a classic hurt all the more. As pointed out in our Follow the Leader feature, we live in an era where high end fashion houses also bite sportswear staples. Clearly, there’s much more units moved in a lower priced Skechers shoe than that of a designer do-over (though fashion houses still get sued on occasion). One could argue that a high-end appropriation raises the perceived value of a sportswear staple, while a take-down from a lesser brand diminishes the value. Regardless, a copy is a copy and it undermines design and marketing dollars at some level. No idea is original, but you still gotta respect creativity and innovation. Congrats to adidas.

Spotted at Highsnobiety/Stan Smith shot via Foot Locker

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On-Foot Look // adidas Stan Smith “Leopard”

The second On-Foot Look of the day finds the adidas Stan Smith “Leopard” showing range. Typically reserved, the ‘stached silo offsets a black leather base with animal print popping off the heel. Like the shoes, the outfit mixes traditional tones with just enough flair and edge. Check it all out in the styled shots below.

adidas Stan Smith On-Foot Look

adidas Stan Smith On-Foot Look

adidas Stan Smith On-Foot Look

adidas Stan Smith On-Foot Look

adidas Stan Smith On-Foot Look

Modeling by Marzen Moore / Styling by Zaul Zamora / Photography by Randy Nakajima / Hair by Jenny Paxton / Make Up by Joy Tiger

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PORTER x adidas Stan Smith “80th Anniversary”

In continued celebration of its 80th anniversary, legendary Japanese luggage experts PORTER have tapped adidas Originals to create a special collaborative iteration of the Stan Smith. The sneaker comes outfitted with a simple combination of navy suede and leather throughout the upper, which is complimented by orange cracked leather through the interior. The color palette here references PORTER’s favored orange hue while also maintaining a clean, internationally-wearable exterior. Look for this collaboration to drop alongside the full collection in the coming weeks.


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Nigo x adidas Stan Smith “Silver” Available Now


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After trying his hand at the strap-infused adidas Stan Smith once before, Nigo takes to the updated classic yet again for a shiny new delivery. Done up with a shimmering coat of metallic silver featured throughout its entire upper, accents, inner lining, and straps, a gum-like midsole breaks up the metal-inspired palette. Finished with a touch of black about the heel insignia and a hint of white adorning the tongue branding, this latest Nigo x adidas Stan Smith collaboration is available now over at Oneness for $ 110.

Nigo x adidas Stan Smith “Silver”

Price: $ 110

Nigo x adidas Stan Smith Silver Available Now

Nigo x adidas Stan Smith “Silver”

Nigo x adidas Stan Smith Silver Available Now

Nigo x adidas Stan Smith “Silver”

Nigo x adidas Stan Smith Silver Available Now

Nigo x adidas Stan Smith “Silver”


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Opening Ceremony x adidas Originals 2014 Stan Smith Baseball Edition


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With the re-introduction of the iconic adidas Originals Stan Smith silhouette, countless brands are angling to give their respective take on the shoe, with the latest being Opening Ceremony and this “Baseball” edition. Re-designed as a mid-top, this Stan Smith features stitched stripe detailing reminiscent of a baseball. Available in the navy and white colorways pictured, they’ll be available at Opening Ceremony retailers soon.

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Pharrell Makes Statement on New adidas Stan Smith Custom


Over the course of 2014, Pharrell has been a supporter of Hillary Clinton and the possibility of her presidential run. He’s also been an endorser of the adidas Stan Smith. The two worlds collide the day before the collaborative “Solids” Pack launches on a new Stan Smith custom. Using the royal pair from the upcoming pack as a canvas, this custom reads “Hillary Clinton Go to Ferguson” when reading the shoes from right to left. Flowery detailing plays to peace on this pair, sporting the same painted strokes as previous Skateboard P worn customs. Check out shots from Hypebeast of this presumed 1 of 1 and let us know your take on it in the comment section.

Pharrell x adidas Stan Smith Custom

Pharrell x adidas Stan Smith Custom

Pharrell x adidas Stan Smith Custom

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