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22 users: 4.6 / 5
Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Collaboration: Neighborhood
Collection: Adidas Stan Smith

Verdict from 5.9 hours of research from the internet

8 reasons to buy

  • Comfort is a common quality that is used to describe the Adidas Neighborhood Stan Smith Boost.
  • The collaboration between NEIGHBORHOOD and Adidas is always something to look forward to.
  • Upon acquiring the shoe, one notes that you can immediately feel how premium the material is.
  • A reviewer noted that the leather used on the  Adidas x Neighborhood Stan Smith Boost feels exceptionally soft.
  • The Boost is always an excellent piece that elevates the shoes’ comfort, said a tester.
  • Several wearers give plus points on the design of this Adidas Stan Smith.
  • It looks much better in person according to a purchaser.
  • A fan of the the Neighborhood brand said that he is finally happy that these have arrived.

 

2 reasons not to buy

  • One felt let down because he received a defective pair.
  • Majority of the few testers mentioned that the sizing runs quite small and narrow.

 

Bottom line

There’s no stopping Adidas from releasing Boost-cushioned soles. A repeat collaborator and proving that their creativity continues to flow, Neighborhood released a modernized version of the iconic Stan Smith.

Using Cali Thornhill Dewitt’s talent, these retro sneakers get a revival and tweaked by exchanging the white upper to an olive green colorway. Nothing is compromised with this contemporary shoe as material and craftsmanship are all kept to the premium.

 

The Adidas Stan Smith Boost NBHD is a men’s sneaker that is available in sizes 4-14. Just like its predecessor, these sneakers fit small and narrow according to the general reviews. Ordering a size up, especially for those with wide feet is a must to avail the perfect size. The top grain leather upper combined with the low-top profile delivers support while giving freedom on the ankles.

The decade-old partnership between the Neighboorhood and Adidas remains intact with the release of Cali Thornhill DeWitt’s interpretation of the iconic Adidas Originals sneakers. The LA artist shied away from the signature white and green colorway and explored on the olive green hue and injected a new Boost sole which gives a fresh meaning to the timeless low-top shoe. Contrasting the fresh injections is the Old English font that makes a striking statement.

Like the OG pair, it bears the same versatility style-wise. To stay consistent with its military inspiration, pairing it with a camouflage hoodie and joggers is the ideal way of styling it and keeping up with the trends.

It was only in 1994 when the Neighborhood was conceptualized, but it has grown to be one of the most reputable streetwear brands globally. Continuing the affair that it started in 2015, the Neighborhood and Three Stripes collaboration persist with the release of a rendition of the Stan Smith. Retaining the low-top profile of the shoe and the plush leather upper, the overall look gets a military-inspired treatment, deviating from the preppy tennis look that we are used to.

The Boost cushioning system, the brand’s most responsive cushioning system to date, ties everything together, so that style and comfort come on an equal footing.

Before the introduction of Adidas Stan Smith, another name shall be put into the equation. Contrary to what most believe, the first tennis shoe made by Adidas was in 1963 and was named the Robert Haillet. While the trainers rejoiced a specific time on the market, it was unfortunately short-lived due to the French athlete’s retirement in 1971.  

Next in line was Stan Smith, which today was the name of the iconic tennis sneakers. The new version became an instant standout from the sea of canvas kicks. The leather upper signified into sleeker look and durable quality. Moreover, the three-row perforations instead of the Three Stripes provided a minimalist look which was appreciated by many.

The popularity of the Stan Smiths peaked during the 1980s and has been reissued in 2014. Not much has changed with the design of these, but during its resurrection, specific technologies have been injected in order to keep up with the modern times. Along with the release of the sneaker, different versions were also launched. One of the most notable versions of the Stan Smith is in collaboration between Japanese brand Neighborhood. The most striking alterations placed on the emblematic shoe is the military-style treatment and the Boost.

  • Also included on the pack when the Stan Smith Boost was released was the Adidas Neighborhood 1-5923 and two Kamandas.
  • The full collection was released on September 1, 2018.
  • Sneakerheads and fans can avail of these for $170.

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Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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