The adidas Stan Smith series has long been considered one of the greatest tennis sneakers of all time, even one of the best sneakers period.
As adidas wades deeper into fashion each season, they draw in more big names and find new takes on their classic shoe designs. The Stan Smith is not immune. In the new look book editorial, “three stripes,” adidas has enlisted pop culture icon and fashion forward rapper A$AP Rocky as the face of the new Stan Smith.
The normal “three stripes” look from adidas has consistently been toned down to three distinct lines of perforation on the sides of the shoe. For the new variation of the Stan Smith, they have gone a step further and completely removed that branding from the shoe design. An added wrinkle of camouflage keeps the shoe looking fresh.
The camouflage variation of the Stan Smith dropped in March, featured in both green and grey, for the economical price of just $75. adidas lands another winner, providing a classic sneakers design in an updated, urban styling being sported by the rapper who helped bring high fashion and hip-hop together.
Words: Daniel Coughlin
Photos: Air Lainey