Take it from me, in elementary school I swear I had a crush on every boy, (and it might be really awkward if they read this, well surprise! I liked you!), but nobody beats Stan – Stan Smith Adidas that is.
So many times in fashion, what is trendy also happens to be totally expensive and painful to wear. That just has not been the case for this summer’s trends. Popping up on every street, at every airport, and on every fashionista’s instagram feed are these amazingly clean, old school, comfy sneakers.
To give you a little background, the shoe was introduced as the ‘Halliet’ shoe named after french tennis player Robert Halliet in 1965. After Halliet retired from the sport, Adidas approached American tennis player, Stan Smith, to endorse the shoe. It wasn’t until 1978, the word ‘Halliet’ was removed. Unlike a traditional Adidas shoe, the Stan Smith does not have the icon three stripes, instead it dons three perforated lines. Green padding was added to the back of the shoe to protect the Achilles tendon in 1967. Apart from new colors, the shoe has been virtually untouched in design since it’s debut. Despite its immense popularity, Adidas decided to stop manufacturing the shoe in 2012. Two years later, they reintroduced the Stan Smith.
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You can wear them in the house. With a mouse. Or in a box, with a fox. Literally you can wear these bad boys anywhere. Stan Smiths have been worn in very conventional ways; such as jeans and a tee shirt. As well as more unconventional way – try a skater skirt? It doesn’t matter how you wear them, I would just suggest trying them on. My only rule for this style would be to try not to wear them with anything that goes past the ankles. Tennis shoes can look bulky, so it’s best to give a peek of skin to balance the look.
Now if you excuse me, I’m going to go dust of my old pair… Enjoy these outfit ideas from some amazing fashionistas!
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